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Which browser(s) do you use in antiX? (and why)
iceape (default) 13%  13%  [ 12 ]
iceweasel 22%  22%  [ 20 ]
firefox 10%  10%  [ 9 ]
opera 12%  12%  [ 11 ]
chrome 10%  10%  [ 9 ]
midori 10%  10%  [ 9 ]
kazehakase 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
dillo 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
other (please state) 14%  14%  [ 13 ]
Total votes : 90
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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:23 am 
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Interesting when conversations of speed, size, memory footprint, and so on come up. Midori uses the Webkit rendering engine so it has some similarities to Chrome, but it's definitely smaller, but less functional, and I believe I remember anti mentioning that Midori brings in some dependencies (maybe from Gtk) that he was hoping not to include. Google Chrome has the reputation of being fast, but let me tell you, it's memory footprint, at least in my tests, is easily the LARGEST of any of the browsers we have been discussing. Firefox has been doing some work to pare itself down a little bit and also render more quickly, but Seamonkey, taken in balance, is reasonably close in speed, definitely less in size, and yet reasonably customizable. Iceape is the Debian implementation of Seamonkey. It has been massively improved since it lost primary support as the Mozilla cornerstone browser; it's actually better as a community supported effort than it ever was under more formal control of Mozilla, and the Iceape implementation shares most of those attributes too.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:49 pm 
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masinick wrote:
I do not know of any option other than increasing the font sizes to change text size in Iceape or Seamonkey without also changing the size of everything on the page. [...]


First, a belated thank you for this reply.

Now, I must point-out that I recently discovered that SeaMonkey/ IceApe does indeed have this feature!

Edit > Preferences > Appearance > Content > Zoom only text instead of full pages

Seems exactly the same as in Firefox (also adjusted by ctrl +/ ctrl -), just in a different place in the GUI.

clandestine wrote:
firefox with the weather was getting too heavy, and still prefer iceape midori


What did you mean by "with the weather"?

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:25 am 
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That's good to know. I had a feeling that Seamonkey (Iceape) would have many of the same features found in Firefox (Iceweasel), but I can't say that I have explored every possible option, so thank you for pointing this out so that we can make note of this.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:43 am 
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Using total of 157MB of ram running icewm,wicd,conky,etc........ with
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On my EEEPC Asus 900. It is faster than Iceape but just use it for browsing. I keep Iceape for chat and email and I pretty much weighed/bogged it down with addons which slowed it down a touch.

Edit: Iceape running under same gear/conditions only takes up 133MB of ram. (To be fair) with Addons.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:26 am 
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With Iceape 2.0.13 in antiX M11.0 full, running live using IceWM, Roxterm, and htop, I am consuming 174 MB memory out of 2015 MB on my Gateway 2000 17" PA6A portable, and it's quite fast.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:51 pm 
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my favourite browser is midori because it is a sleek,clean and fast browser.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:43 am 
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I either use IceWeasel or Epiphany-browser.

Epiphany-browser is much like antiX . . . very fast, lean and mean.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
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rok,
I kind of forgot about this topic. Where does one get SRWare Iron?

I'm still having chromium trouble. I think that it has something to do with the "testing" version.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:39 pm 
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rok,
I kind of forgot about this topic. Where does one get SRWare Iron?

I'm still having chromium trouble. I think that it has something to do with the "testing" version.

Dave


http://www.srware.net/forum/viewtopic.p ... e520a1e0ba

I am also trying out

http://www.qtweb.net/download.php

Jury is still out for me on that one. Flash and Passwords work. No java applet functions yet. Cpu spikes to 100% when clicking on a java enabled gif and such with it :? . Just playing around though.

Oh Yeah, forgot to mention. Don't enable their adblocker in preferences. This site and others that depend on advertising won't load all the way if you enable it.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:20 pm 
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Thanks, roky.

Hmm...looks very interesting. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
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I use either iceweasel, konqueror with webkit instead of khtml, netsurf or sometimes uzbl.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:27 am 
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rokytnji wrote:
Using total of 157MB of ram running icewm,wicd,conky,etc........ with
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On my EEEPC Asus 900. It is faster than Iceape but just use it for browsing. I keep Iceape for chat and email and I pretty much weighed/bogged it down with addons which slowed it down a touch.

Edit: Iceape running under same gear/conditions only takes up 133MB of ram. (To be fair) with Addons.


I am messing around with Iron tonight, and it's up to release 12. Seems to be a fairly clean implementation of Chrome, minus the stuff that tends to concern some people. Couple it with a search engine like Duck Duck Go or ixQuick and it seems pretty reasonable.

I still use Seamonkey most of the time, including on antiX, and I generally run Seamonkey Nightly Builds, which track pretty closely with the Firefox Nightly Builds.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
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I could not install firefox I use iceweasel which is based on firefox. I would love to use Opera but again could not install it. Have tried Chromium but it's too slow and hangs too much.


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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
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To use opera,
menu --> run
type: roxterm
press: ok
type: sux
type: your root password
type: geany /etc/apt/sources.list
on line 44 " #deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ squeeze non-free " remove the "#" to make it look like this " deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ squeeze non-free "
save and close
type: apt-get update
type: apt-get -f install opera

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:15 am 
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Thanks for pointing out the tool to enable Opera in the repositories. Just to add to what Dave said, if you use Harold Hope's smxi tool, which does come with antiX, you can also tell smxi to go out and grab Opera; it will fix the very line that Dave mentions, refresh the repos, and install Opera.

As far as getting other versions of browsers, one thing I often do is grab the nightly builds of Firefox AND Seamonkey. Lately I have been using them more than the released versions of either, or their Icy-Debian rebadged versions, Iceweasel and Iceape. Nightly Builds are so much more current, and since they are reasonably stable (at least right now) I use them as often as I can. Both Firefox and Seamonkey are more efficient than ever, and I think they have caught, and possibly passed, Chrome and Chromium, both in smaller memory footprint and in several other metrics; they are certainly competitive.

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