web browser with lowest system requirements

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  1. WannaZO6

    WannaZO6 There are 10 types of people in the world, the one

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    at work I often use the point of sale (POS) for some basic web browsing, the problem is 128 MB of ram and half is used by the POS software and other applications that must be run at all times.

    what browser would be the fastest on this machine, its only 800 mhz and has about 64 mb ram available.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    i am VERY happy with opera as my primary browser.

    Stay far away from firefox if you're short on ram -- firefix is a dog when it comes to ram-usage.
     
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    2nd the Opera vote
     
  5. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :werd:

    OT really sucks through lynx though :o
     
  6. druquz_dog

    druquz_dog Guest

    Opera, and theres a lot more to like about it too.
     
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  8. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    i used to use this for OT all the time.
     
  9. Funky Munky

    Funky Munky Chronic Masturbator OT Supporter

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    I can't uninstall Opera off my machine. :hsd:
     
  10. shassouneh

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    It don't get much lighter than Lynx. I second that vote.

    NOTE: I can't stand firefox. I use the "real" mozilla. Go 1.7.5 :p
     
  11. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    Okay, well let me point out that Lynx does not support any form of imaging of styling above basic text... So if that matters, well, lynx prolly won't do it.
     
  12. shassouneh

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    That is true. But he/she asked for the lightest browser. I didn't know if she meant lightest that cna handle graphics :p
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    very true.

    Lynx is defnitely the lightest browser... unless you want to look at pr0n ;)

    If you require a browser that is useful, then prolly gotta look elsewhere ;)
     
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    i was being a smart ass when i made that post because i knew that wasn't the answer he was really looking for. :o
     
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    yea, i totally hate firefox cuz of that reason... it takes up way too many processes.
     
  16. xheliox

    xheliox It's Good To Be King

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    You can download the images with lynx and view them with a lightweight image viewer. :)
     
  17. WannaZO6

    WannaZO6 There are 10 types of people in the world, the one

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    thanks, first off i am a guy.

    secondly i need graphics to be supported, ill look into opera
     
  18. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    what about the Off by One browser that's used by Bart's WinPE builder?
    I had completely forgotten about it.
    here's the link. http://www.offbyone.com/
     
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    I'm in agreeance with everyone else. Opera is nice for this kind of thing. But lynx is probably the lightest technically.
     
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    The Off by One browser mentioned by Zourn is very light indeed. You can even run it from a 3.5 inch floppy. And it does perform well as a very basic web browser.
     

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