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Old 09. Feb 2011, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A simple question - Which is best Light weight Browser (minimum uses of system resources) ?

A simple answer - .............? I am waiting for it.

WHICH ONE ?
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Old 09. Feb 2011, 02:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is hard to say which is the absolute best, because there are advantages and disadvantages to each one. I suppose it might be possible to find a browser that uses almost no system resources at all, but might not render anything but text on a web page. Just because it uses the least about of resources of any browser certainly would not make it the best.

Anyway you have to decide which is the best for you and your needs. Start with some of these K-meleon has been discussed here quite a bit, and runs pretty light. Also a number of the "Web-kit" based browsers are quite light weight i.e Midori, Arora. Maxthon is also supposed to be quite easy on resources.
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Also a number of the "Web-kit" based browsers are quite light weight i.e Midori, Arora. Maxthon is also supposed to be quite easy on resources.
QtWeb is also worth a look

http://www.qtweb.net/compare.php
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Old 09. Feb 2011, 08:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,

A simple question - Which is best Light weight Browser (minimum uses of system resources) ?

A simple answer - .............? I am waiting for it.

WHICH ONE ?
Depends on your system specifications and your needs.
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Depends on your system specifications and your needs.
System Specs - Windows XP SP2, Pentium 4 - 3GHz, 512MB RAM, 512MB Inbuilt Graphic Card.

Needs - Day to day Net surfing with privacy, Secure environment for e-shooing & banking.
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QtWeb is also worth a look

http://www.qtweb.net/compare.php
I just uninstalled it because it is more system hungry than firefox on my PC.
I am pretty satisfied with K-meleon; It is least uses of system resources as far as I know.
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QtWeb is also worth a look

http://www.qtweb.net/compare.php
thank you
a good browser tho 1 or 2 bugs & not all pages ran it's still a contender!
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System Specs - Windows XP SP2, Pentium 4 - 3GHz, 512MB RAM, 512MB Inbuilt Graphic Card.

Needs - Day to day Net surfing with privacy, Secure environment for e-shooing & banking.
why still on SP 2 ?
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why still on SP 2 ?
Because I don't see any disadvantage to stick with SP2. And my software list were probably depended on SP2.
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I just uninstalled it because it is more system hungry than firefox on my PC.
I am pretty satisfied with K-meleon; It is least uses of system resources as far as I know.
For obvious reasons (stability, security etc.) you should consider upgrading your OS to SP3 and also upgrade your RAM if possible.....as for "lightweight browser", it's a bit of personal experience, since Chrome seems lightweight since it has multiple "chrome.exe" processes running while firefox has one (actually 2 since "plugin-container.exe is also a firefox. The antivirus/antiwhatever software is going to make some difference about how quickly/slowly your browser can run (again dependent on your system resources)

To answer your question: if you are happy with one browser stick to it. There is no "lightweight browser" since each of our computer specifications and online experiences will vary. . (Apologies if this is a very blunt answer!).

Have you tried the portable versions/optimized versions of various browsers?

http://portableapps.com/apps/internet


http://www.binaryturf.com/free-softw...distributions/

These are the links I can think of right now.

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