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February 21, 2021 at 8:29 pm #54737Memberseaken64
not sure if this the problem or not.
Some of the browsers listed in the Package Installer won’t run on the Athlon.
Try NetSurf and Links2. Maybe SeaMonkey version 2.49.4 or earlier.
Seaken64February 23, 2021 at 10:48 am #54824MemberjfUd3X5Oh4C5
Just install GNOME Web, it works perfectly without SSE2 on an Athlon XP.
Just install it with
sudo apt-get install epiphany-browser
On your CPU, YouTube videos will play at 144p with a few frame drops, but the audio will be fine.
This is the only browser what is still updated and works without crashing on older CPUs. The Debian team compiles it in a way that it will work without SSE2. GNOME Web is using WebKit, the same engine what is being used by Safari on Macs. It supports every modern web technologies and all websites will look like exactly as they should.February 24, 2021 at 11:28 am #54865MemberjfUd3X5Oh4C5
Sorry, I mixed up NetSurf with Dillo.
NetSurf can be also an alternative, but it is basically just the same thing as Gnome Web but without a GUI. Gnome Web is user-friendly, but it consumes about 90 MB more.
To install NetSurf, just type
sudo apt-get install surf
Then start from the terminal like this:
surf antixlinux.comFebruary 26, 2021 at 8:14 pm #55032Memberuserzero
Surf -> Simple web browser by suckless community.
Netsurf-gtk -> Small web browser with CSS support for GTK.
Version: 3.10-1.0antix1February 28, 2021 at 4:00 pm #55153MemberjfUd3X5Oh4C5
Sorry, this time I mixed up NetSuf with Surf 😀
Yes, userzero, you are right. Netsurf and Surf are two very different things. They have nothing in common (except their name). Thanks for rectifying my confusion.
Surf is using WebKit and therefore it is capable of rendering any website.
“NetSurf has its own layout and rendering engine entirely written from scratch.”
Just to summarize, here are the web browsers (their latest version) working on an Athlon XP today:
Gnome Web (epiphany-browser), using WebKit: can open/play/render anything, full blown web browser
Surf (surf), using WebKit: can open/play/render anything, has minimal GUI, starts from terminal
Firefox (firefox-esr), using Gecko: crashes when a YouTube video tries to play
———– line of practical everyday usability —————-
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