MLUG.ca: Linux Web Surfing - Get Armed with Dillo
Sep 23, 2002, 10:00 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Tatham)
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"At the download site are source and binary packages including
the Mandrake 8.1 rpm that I used (version 0.6.6) at less than
200mb. This seems almost unbelievably small for a graphical web
browser; in fact, I was able to download, install and open the
application in less than 30 seconds. Those who have referred to
Dillo as fast are badly underestimating it. It loads and displays
its splash screen in less than a second on my machine, a Duron 800.
It is every bit as fast as Lynx, the text-based browser I sometimes
use for quick page reading. It's a real pleasure to watch pages of
image-rich sites explode onto the screen. I have to wonder what it
would be like with faster connections than my DSL.
"Dillo won't be for everyone; it doesn't support java,
(including the mlug.ca index page). And you can forget about audio
and video, you'll have to download and run offline. Streaming media
is out of the question. But if you want to visit news sites or do
general browsing, Dillo will work for you. It also seems to be
remarkably stable considering it's alpha software. I've been using
it quite a bit lately and it hasn't bailed on me yet. More than I
can say for the other graphical browsers..."
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