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ExtremeTech: Slim New Browser Delivers Power And Features

Jan 01, 2003, 21:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Lynch)

"One of the biggest problems with a lot of today's browsers is that they've evolved into bloatware. Instant messaging, email, etc. have all been bundled into 'suites' and caused browsers to be far chunkier than they need to be for simple web tasks. Internet Explorer and Netscape are probably the two fattest browsers around, with Mozilla checking in closely behind them.

"So what happens when you realize that you don't need a Franken-Browser? In Linux it's pretty easy, you can simply use Galeon. In fact, that's my browser of choice. In Windows it's less clear what the slim browser of choice should be. Kmeleon is certainly a valid choice for Windows and now there's a new kid on the block: Phoenix..."

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