the most light weight X web browser?

Zhang Weiwu zhangweiwu at
Sat May 8 02:20:20 PDT 2004

Hello. My friend is running a tea house, she want to put her ancient 
Pentium 100 notebook (24MB memory) running FreeBSD 4.9, on the bar so 
customers can use it check mails and browse the web. (and I want to help 
her.) She want it to just function as a browser machine, she don't even 
need a window manager, the X starts up just to run a browser. (However a 
memory saving window manager is okay, too.

But such a slow notebook what browser do you suggest to use? The 
harddisk don't have much space after the OS is installed, and memory is 
pretty limited. Epiphany comes to my mind, but it depends on Mozilla and 
gtk. If there is an extremely light weighted browser that just use 
Athena (or can be compiled so) it would be better.

Perhaps Epiphany is the only choice? If so can we make it even lighter?

Thank you.

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