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  1. #11
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    K-meleon (mozilla based) and CrazyBrowser (uses IE rendering engine) are best/fastest windoze browsers.

    Galeon is fastest Linux browser although Konqueror has made great strides. Both take less resources than Mozilla. I like Opera in Linux also. For some reason not crazy about it running in windows, at least not modern versions. And if you like Links (I do) try Links-hacked. Its a graphic version of Links. Not perfect, but great on older systems where other browsers take forever to load. It comes with Damn Small Linux which is a 50mb cd version of linux that can run from cd/ram or be installed to hardrive if you want. By far best linux to run on early pentiums and even later 486's, especially laptops.

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    Don't know what is the fastest browser, but Firebird is very fast, have not tried K-meleon in a while. Just built a win2k system and stuffed Firebird on it. and it works extremely well. but when the system is a 3Ghz CPU, anything loads fast.

    I dont care much for Galeon these days, used to like it, they have made changes which arent UNIX like, such as removing the ability to CTRL+U on the URL, and a few other features have been either removed or forgotten. So I end up using Konqueror alot more than used to, and Galeon alot less. I do like Galeon, but its losing its features I liked about it.
    The fastest Linux browser would be Lynx & Links, one of the fastest graphical web browsers would be Dillo, http://www.dillo.org/. thats one I had forgotten about. Used to use it alot in the past. but mostly run *BSD without X, so I make use lynx alot.
    Dillo is very small too, around 300kb.
    Any linux distro will run fine on an older system, if you install it without X, would rather use NetBSD without X on older systems, as it runs on many more platforms than any other OS out there.
    I usually run FD Linux, http://www.fdlinux.com/ on older platforms, as it is floppy distro, I've run it on an older 92Mhz Overdrive 486 system with 20 megs RAM, no HD.

    found this graphical web browser,
    • i jini very small web browser! 66kb! supports tabbed browsing also.
      http://www.ijini.batcave.net/
    • Avant Browser claims on web site to the be the fastest. an upgrade to Internet Explorer. Avant Browser is a fast, stable, user-friendly, versatile multi-window browser.
      http://www.avantbrowser.com/

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    i jini very small web browser! 66kb! supports tabbed browsing also.
    http://www.ijini.batcave.net/
    dats crazy!

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    Originally posted by Trewy@Nov 24 2003, 10:51 AM
    i jini very small web browser! 66kb! supports tabbed browsing also.
    http://www.ijini.batcave.net/
    dats crazy!
    yes it is, considering the 30Megs MS Internet Explorer takes up. and even some browsers icons can be larger than 66kb.
    here is a DOS graphical web browser,
    • Arachne is currently fullscreen graphical WWW browser which runs on DOS compatible operating systems. Distribution package for DOS includes freeware PPP dialer, WAV player, etc. Utilities like MPEG video player, AVI/Quicktime/MPEG3 multimedia player or TELNET client, as well as alternative fonts or "skins" can be very easily downloaded as "Arachne packages" - APMs. can also use it for a directory browser
      http://browser.arachne.cz/

  5. #15
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    Originally posted by Trewy@Nov 24 2003, 10:51 AM
    i jini very small web browser! 66kb! supports tabbed browsing also.
    http://www.ijini.batcave.net/
    dats crazy!
    Ijini took a bit more space to install on my old win95 computer. Had to install 526kb mscomctl.ocx and 50kb msstdfmt.dll. No documentation, but believe it is probably dependent on IE files being available. I've got an old version of win95 (pre95a)that didnt come with any version of IE. Not worth the effort to try this with it. Thats true test of whether its IE dependent or not.

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    Originally posted by Guest+Nov 25 2003, 12:48 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Guest @ Nov 25 2003, 12:48 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--Trewy@Nov 24 2003, 10:51 AM
    i jini very small web browser&#33; 66kb&#33; supports tabbed browsing also.
    http://www.ijini.batcave.net/
    dats crazy&#33;
    Ijini took a bit more space to install on my old win95 computer. Had to install 526kb mscomctl.ocx and 50kb msstdfmt.dll. No documentation, but believe it is probably dependent on IE files being available. I&#39;ve got an old version of win95 (pre95a)that didnt come with any version of IE. Not worth the effort to try this with it. Thats true test of whether its IE dependent or not. [/b][/quote]
    I use Off By One on my old laptop with the first version of Win 95 - there is no dependency on IE (well it&#39;s not even installed&#33 and it is pretty stable.

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    Hi
    Netcaptor is definitly my favorite browser.
    Tabulations, customizable Anti-popup, customizable URL stopper, URL alias, URL shortcuts with keywords, multi-language, etc...
    I can&#39;t surf the web without it.
    Ok, it&#39;s not free but it really worth the registration.
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    Franck

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    Opera 7.23 (Build: 3227) www.opera.com

  9. #19
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    OK I have to chime in here. WE REALLY LIKE Netscape 7.1.

    http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/download.jsp

    It works well on old W98 computer and has LOTS of free features that you can pay for in other programs (pop-up blockers etc)
    I do plan to download Mozilla sometime and look at it but since we are happy with this.....

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    Originally posted by CALM@Dec 3 2003, 01:31 PM
    ...WE REALLY LIKE Netscape 7.1.......I do plan to download Mozilla...
    If your happy with netscape, not need to download Mozilla, as it is basically the same exact software. Mozilla is just the Open Source version of Netscape. You might want to take the Mozilla Firebird for a spin, which is built on the Mozilla code. I am sure if you like Netscape, you&#39;ll find Firebird even more interesting.
    The last computer i had built for someone; just a few days ago, I installed Firebird (web browser) and the Mozilla Thunderbird Mail Project (email client). I found the thunderbird email client much easier for users to learn, as the icons seemed to be named alittle more understandable for new users. and i do not believe there would be the same issues with Thunderbird as you would encounter with Outlook, such as infecting your computer via VBscript files in html webpages.
    I would have to say one of the best improvements to Netscape and family, has to be tabbed browsing. I like that i can click on a link with the mouse&#39;s middle button, and force the page to load in a tab, behind the current page i am viewing, then i can flip to that page. This way i can let pages load in the background and get to them when i want, and so much less clutter on the system. More and more new web browser&#39;s support this, except for IE.


 

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