[Tiny-tux] Browser on 486

Ronald Cotoni setient at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 15:29:45 PST 2011


Just use links or lynx.  You might also get away with using say twm with a
recompiled kernel (the kernel needs to be recompiled to use WAY less ram).
 twm uses ~800kbytes of ram which is completely doable on a 486.

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 3:27 PM, Wladyslaw Zbikowski <
embeddedlinuxguy at gmail.com> wrote:

> (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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Ronald Cotoni
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