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#1 2014-06-07 22:20:52

koz
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Alternative to Chromium?

I have #! installed on an old Eee-PC with only 1GB of RAM. Thus, it doesn't cope well with a lot of modern applications, Chromium among them. I'm looking for an alternative; however, I use multiple computers, and my primary reason for the use of Chromium is bookmark synchronization (which I'm currently doing through my Google account).

Is there a more lightweight browser that can do the same for me? Or, alternatively, is there some kind of way of synchronizing my bookmarks without relying on Chromium?

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#2 2014-06-07 22:30:35

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Re: Alternative to Chromium?

koz wrote:

I have #! installed on an old Eee-PC with only 1GB of RAM. Thus, it doesn't cope well with a lot of modern applications, Chromium among them. I'm looking for an alternative; however, I use multiple computers, and my primary reason for the use of Chromium is bookmark synchronization (which I'm currently doing through my Google account).

Is there a more lightweight browser that can do the same for me? Or, alternatively, is there some kind of way of synchronizing my bookmarks without relying on Chromium?

Lots of lightweight browsers around - I'm sure you will get many suggestions wink Best thing I find is to try them and see if they suit.

I "sync" my bookmarks by exporting as html to Dropbox, then I can import to whichever browser I'm using on a different machine.


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#3 2014-06-07 22:35:41

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Re: Alternative to Chromium?

I like dwb: its RAM usage is less than half that of firefox. The bookmarks are stored as a text file at ~/.config/dwb/default/bookmarks, easily transferred using the method suggested by @damo...

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#4 2014-06-08 09:02:26

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Re: Alternative to Chromium?

the browsers that offer bookmark synchronization are not lightweight.
but there's lots of scripts out there that can do a good job once they're set up properly, providing you have a tiny bit of webspace at your disposal.

and then, any lightweight browser: midori, dwb, luakit, arora, uzbl, dillo...
recently i heard good things about qupzilla.

suggestion:
try to find a synchronization script that was made for one of these browsers.
i think dwb is your best bet.

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#5 2014-06-08 09:44:39

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Re: Alternative to Chromium?

I'll also put my vote in for dwb.


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#6 2014-06-09 01:42:37

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Re: Alternative to Chromium?

Here's my long .list of browsers.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ (non-commercial; firefox)
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/ (non-commercial; SeaMonkey)
http://www.geticeweasel.org/ (non-commercial; Iceweasel; debian's firefox)
http://www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/ (non-commercial; GNUzilla; GNU mozilla)
http://www.konqueror.org/ (non-commercial; konqueror; KDE)
http://projects.gnome.org/epiphany/ (non-commercial; Epiphany)
http://galeon.sourceforge.net (non-commercial; galeon; GNOME)
http://www.dillo.org/ (non-commercial; dillo)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_(web_browser) (non-commercial; Lynx [text browser])
http://links.sourceforge.net/ (non-commercial; WWW Text Browser)
http://www.w3.org/Amaya/ (non-commercial; Amaya)
http://www.netsurf-browser.org/ (non-commercial; NetSurf)
http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/pag … commercial; IEs4linux)
http://www.netsurf-browser.org/ (non-commercial; NetSurf)
http://www.chromium.org/ (non-commercial; Chromium)
http://www.qupzilla.com/ (non-commercial; QupZilla)
http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/more/index.html (non-commercial, but produced by Google; Chrome)
http://www.opera.com/ (commercial, but free basic; Opera)

give midori, dillo, lynx (text), links (text) a try.

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#7 2014-06-20 02:49:28

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Re: Alternative to Chromium?

An alternative to keeping your bookmarks in a browser is to keep them in a password manager.  I keep mine in KeePassX.


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#8 2014-06-20 14:25:30

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Re: Alternative to Chromium?

dwb is very lightweight. and you can use a bookmark service (e.g. http://xmarks.com, ) to share across multiple machines/apps


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#9 2014-06-20 23:32:34

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Re: Alternative to Chromium?

@0...ah-h-h...but a bookmark service exposes your personal tastes/preferences.  I'm fairly cloud-agnostic, but do use some cloud-based services.


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#10 2014-06-23 23:12:19

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Re: Alternative to Chromium?

This however is my favourite devil

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#11 2014-06-24 19:03:49

Dave6
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Registered: 2014-05-25
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Re: Alternative to Chromium?

You could create your own webpage, containing links to all your favourite corners of the internet, and host it on Dropbox or you ISP web space.

Been meaning to do this for a while but never got round to it...

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#12 2014-06-24 20:22:29

rebornmechanics
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Registered: 2012-11-05
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Re: Alternative to Chromium?

+1 for dwb from me as well
I never liked chromium for it's weird UI and Firefox is going the same path apparently with 'Australis'.
dwb will probably never become ugly as it's UI is very minimal.

If you want to avoid learning vi like shortcuts by all means, you could also give midori a go. I've heard good things about it and it's supposed to be somewhat lightweight.

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