NewsForge: Linux developer rolls out BrowseX light browser
Oct 01, 2000, 21:08 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Does the world need yet another Web browser? Veteran Linux
developer Peter MacDonald, who released the beta version of his
BrowseX this week, thinks so."
"MacDonald, who's been working on the cross-platform BrowseX for
about 10 months, started on the project while working on a spread
sheet application and became frustrated about getting it to
function on the Web using an existing browser. 'Delivering the
application is very perilous, very difficult to do,' he says."
"MacDonald lists seven specific browser problems that BrowseX
addresses on his "Why" page and more than 30 advantages on his
"Pros" page. MacDonald's reasons for BrowseX basically come down to
two issues he has with Netscape, however: the RAM needed to run it,
and the lack of available source code."