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    Low cpu usage Browser?

    Hi

    Is there any low cpu/mem usage browser for mac os x?

    Or wich of the latests browsers is less cpu intensive?
    Opera, Firefox, Safari, iCab, Omniweb, Camino, Any other?

    Thanks.

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    Depends on what machine you are currently using. On my Macbook, Camino, Safari and Firefox all perform about the same. I notice no slow downs when I'm doing fairly CPU intensive stuff in the background.

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    Check out Sunrise Browser: http://macupdate.com/info.php/id/17569.
    It's not as comprehensive as most other browsers, but it's small and light; the app is less than 1MB in size.
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    ok i will try that. my mac is a 400mhz g4 agp

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    Those apps are "light" because they use webkit. Can't compare their filesize to, say, Camino which brings its own rendering engine etc.

    [i.e. the filesize doesn't really say "look, we're lean", it only says "we're using Safari's engine and anything going wrong is Apple's fault, actually".]
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    if you don't mind web browsing using the Terminal, there's always Links or Lynx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nixgeek View Post
    if you don't mind web browsing using the Terminal, there's always Links or Lynx.
    It's fast, and you miss all those flash and picture adds. In fact, you don't see any pictures at all. I don't think it is installed by default, but you can get it here:
    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macos...ebbrowser.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric2006 View Post
    It's fast, and you miss all those flash and picture adds. In fact, you don't see any pictures at all. I don't think it is installed by default, but you can get it here:
    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macos...ebbrowser.html
    Even thought it's all text, it's still a great browser that's helped me out from time to time when I need something from the web really quick.
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