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jeward

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The neverending search for the perfect web browser
« on: May 09, 2017, 02:04:31 PM »
Any recommendations for a stable lightweight web browser? I love surf, but it crashes too much. So I'm typing this to you from Microwatt R10 in Firefox. I've been trying various light browsers, but all of them seem to crash or lock up:
surf
midori
qupzilla

This link crashed surf, midori and maybe caused qupzilla to hang:
https://news.vice.com/story/facebook-is-blocking-thai-users-from-seeing-video-of-their-king-in-a-crop-top

I'm trying to wean myself off chrome/chromium, so I'm using firefox at the moment. While a bit sluggish on my machine, it's at least stable.

sudo inxi -Fmz
System:    Host: ward-ThinkPad-X40 Kernel: 4.4.0-77-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: i3 4.11
                Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
Machine:   System: IBM (portable) product: 2371GHU v: ThinkPad X40
                 Mobo: IBM model: 2371GHU Bios: IBM v: 1UET94WW (1.44 ) date: 12/14/2004
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) cache: 2048 KB speed: 1400 MHz (max)
Memory:    Array-1 capacity: 2 GB (est) devices: 2 EC: None
                 Device-1: DIMM 1 size: 512 MB speed: N/A type: DDR
                 Device-2: DIMM 2 size: 1 GB speed: N/A type: DDR
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device
                 Display Server: X.org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
                 tty size: 127x50 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio:     Card Intel 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller driver: snd_intel8x0
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-77-generic
Network:  Card-1: Intel 82541GI Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: e1000
                IF: enp2s1 state: down mac: <filter>
                Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR5212 802.11abg NIC driver: ath5k
                IF: wlp2s2 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:      HDD Total Size: 40.0GB (14.1% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: HTC426040G9AT00 size: 40.0GB
Partition:   ID-1: / size: 36G used: 3.9G (12%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
                ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.60GB used: 0.34GB (21%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:        No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 71.0C mobo: 55.0C
                Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 4974
Info:         Processes: 148 Uptime: 17:12 Memory: 1129.5/1498.0MB Client: Shell (sudo) inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: The neverending search for the perfect web browser
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 12:29:03 PM »
Tried Vivaldi?
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way; http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

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Re: The neverending search for the perfect web browser
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2017, 02:39:18 PM »
Slimjet?

http://www.slimjet.com/en/dlpage.php

Fast, stable browser and less RAM usage than Firefox and Chromium.

The downside is that you have to reinstall it when new versions are released, but that's easily done.

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Re: The neverending search for the perfect web browser
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 05:39:24 PM »
I do like Slimjet. Can't wait for a repository.