update-manager || web browser
rikona at sonic.net
Sun Jan 3 04:44:57 UTC 2016
Saturday, January 2, 2016, 3:57:44 PM, Ralf wrote:
> others already pointed out that more RAM not necessarily will help.
> I'm using web browsers not in the same way as you do, so I can't
> give hints regarding your work-flow. However, I used older versions
> of Opera too and some of it's features that should improve
> performance did just the opposite. I dislike the new Opera and
> taking a look at it's settings my guess is, that you should
> experiment with different settings.
> Have you compared Opera with it's successor Vivaldi?
That's verrrrry interesting! Hadn't heard of it before.
As I was checking out browsers, I learned that opera is now using
blink/google. I didn't realize that. Yech! A big reason why I started
using opera many years ago was because they had excellent privacy
features at that time. May need to rethink that. Privacy and Google
don't belong in the same sentence. :-))
It's looking like time to change browsers...
> Have you tested other advanced web browsers?
> QupZilla, IceCat, PaleMoon, Firefox, Chrome, Chromium?
I use Firefox for a few things...
> My recommendation is to test QupZilla, available by the official
> Ubuntu repositories.
Running 12.04 - it doesn't show up in the software center but is on
the net, as are a couple of others.
> You could try one of the minimalistic lightweight web browsers, such as
> xombrero. Using xombrero requires reading the man page.
> $ man xombrero
That seems a bit too minimalistic. :-)
> Some web browser might not be available by official repositories, but
> binaries might be provided by upstream, e.g.
> $ cd /tmp/
> $ wget
> $ tar xjf icecat-38.5.2.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
> $ rm icecat-38.5.2.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
> $ sudo chown -R root:root icecat/
> $ sudo mv -i icecat/ /opt/icecat-38.5.2
> $ cd /usr/local/bin/
> $ sudo ln -s /opt/icecat-38.5.2/icecat icecat
> Replace pluma with your favourite editor to write a desktop file.
Kate is my favorite, but I use gedit for sys stuff.
> $ sudo pluma /usr/local/share/applications/icecat.desktop
> Content of the desktop file:
> [Desktop Entry]
> Exec=/usr/local/bin/icecat %u
> Name=GNU IceCat
> GenericName=Web Browser
Thanks again for all the info and help!
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