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Re^4: Web forum markup language and the Monastery ([[...]])

by sleepingsquirrel (Hermit)
on Jan 16, 2005 at 19:52 UTC ( #422635=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Web forum markup language and the Monastery ([[...]])
in thread Web forum markup language and the Monastery

Given that Firefox is a free download, installs quickly, and is a minimal impact on the system...
If you think the bloatware known as Firefox is minimal, might I suggest taking a look at something a little more svelt? Maybe a nice graphical browser like Links? (That's what I use on my P-120 laptop).

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Re^5: Web forum markup language and the Monastery ([[...]])
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Jan 17, 2005 at 01:23 UTC
    You consider something that runs under Cygwin/X to be minimal. Riiight. So, you have the overhead of Win32, your own X-server, and then you get to your program. Maybe I'm missing something, but I'll bet that if you compare total resource usage, you'll find that Firefox and Links are going to be comparable.

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      You mean you don't compile your own cygwin/X Firefox? Avoid native windows programs at all cost!


      Who said anything about Microsoft Windows? All I know is that Links runs smoothly on my 32MB (linux) laptop, while Firefox takes about 5 minutes to start up, what with all the swapping. That's running under X-Windows. You don't even need the bloat of X-Windows to run 'links -g' (You can use SVGAlib). I'm probably an exception though, since I use ratpoison as my window manager when I do run X. But still, it shows that you can have a perfectly acceptable web experience using a very lean setup.

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        Anyone else see any sort of irony in a user named "sleepingsquirrel" running a program named "ratpoison"? :-)

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