[Tiny-tux] Browser on 486

Wladyslaw Zbikowski embeddedlinuxguy at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 15:27:22 PST 2011


(Cross-posted to sf-lug and tiny-tux). A friend is interested to run a
modern browser (and other applications) on an 80486. My suggestion was
to ditch X and run WebKit on the framebuffer because

- X is a bloated nightmare
- Firefox or Chromium would be too much work to build for framebuffer
- Super-lightweight browsers (e.g. Dillo) tend to break many sites
- There are plenty of apps for browser or text console

Any alternative suggestions or recommended distros?


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