[geeks] Web Browsers that Don't Suck
Joshua D Boyd
jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu
Fri Apr 12 14:32:10 CDT 2002
On Fri, Apr 12, 2002 at 02:19:00PM -0500, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> Are there any web browsers that suck substantially less than the rest?
> I don't mean this as a snobbish rhetorical question, either. I really
> -want- a web browser that doesn't suck (horribly), and I don't want to
> have to put it on my list of projects that I intend to code sometime
> before the heat-death of the universe.
> Mozilla 0.9.9, while faster than previous milestones, still feels like
> trying to run while waist-deep in tar. Never mind that I've just
> somehow triggered a but in -it- that prevents loading any more pages.
> Just like Netscape 4.79, it'll just spin and throb, but not go anywhere.
>  Come -on-. Other than JavaShit and plug-ins, how much compuration
> does it require to open a telnet connection to port 80, issue a
> handful of commands, parse the output, and draw the result in a
Have you looked at amaya? It is from the w3c. Some say it is fast. Haven't
tried it myself. Also, have you tried galleon on irix?
I suspect your best results would come from either fixing KDE or figuring out
how to optimize Mozilla rather than actually starting from scratch. Someone
really needs to attack mozilla with a profiler and identify what the darn
Joshua D. Boyd
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