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#1 desidude

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 18:11

Hi friends,

I hope everyone is doing well. I am using an older model Lenovo T61 thinkpad (2008). It is operating MS Windows Home 7 premium 32-bit. It has an Intel Core2 Duo CPU T8100 and 2GB Ram.

I tend to have 4-5 browser windows open, each with 4-5 tabs. I am not doing any streaming, audio, video, just day to day browsing, mostly academic related.

I notice that my browser tends to slow down when I have a couple of browser windows open.

I am looking for a lightweight browser to use....any suggestions please?

Thanks!
desidude




#2 Tobias Brown

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 18:13

Although of course popular, Google Chrome is very quick and dosent contain all the bulk that other browsers do, im unsure as to what browser your currently using - but i suggest Chrome :)

 

If your really suffering, maybe consider Midori - I have used this multiple times and have never had a problem.

 

I hope this helps

 

 

- Tobias



#3 NyaR

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 02:55

Qupzilla or Opera



#4 Jase

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 02:57

Checking out Midori, Surprised I'm only finding out about this now! is there also a Mac version?

#5 Gerowen

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:33

Google Chrome runs loads faster on Linux than Firefox does, so I'd go with Chrome.



#6 68k

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:33

If using Firefox, enable 'Ask to Activate' for Flash. Makes a huge difference.

 

Forgot to add: I have about 30 tabs open at present (across three windows) in Firefox. Not noticing any slow down at all on a Core 2 with 2GB RAM also.



#7 cleverclogs

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:50

Pale Moon

no

actually, IE11



#8 rfirth

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:57

Upgrade your browser to Internet Explorer 11, then compare with Chrome. Either one would work.



#9 br0adband

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:51

Light.

 

Seriously.



#10 mastercoms

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:00

Comodo Dragon - Based on Chrome

Comodo IceDragon - Based on Firefox

 

IE 11 works too.





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