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Linux Lightweight Linux Web Browsers
Popular web browsers like Google Chrome, and Firefox are available for Linux based operating systems like Ubuntu. Firefox, and Google Chrome both work well on Linux in my experience.

But, there are some less popular web browsers like Webs/Epiphany, Midori, Light Firefox, Chromium, IceWeasel, Palemoon, SlimJet, Vivaldi, Dillo and NetSurf which are also very good web browsers for users who care most about speed, reliability, and low system resource usage on older and slower computers. Linux Power users who own a powerful computer, and usually have many big intensive programs and games all open at once would benefit from using a lightweight web browser because of the low RAM and CPU usage.

Alternative web browsers sometimes run better and lighter on older computers with less RAM, a slower CPU, slower video card, and smaller hard drive. Some web browsers like SlimJet and Vivaldi are also designed better for certain types of users like more intense web browser power users who need features like mouse gestures, shortcut keys, form filler, better tab management, and fewer un-needed features like toolbars which can make using a web browser less enjoyable.

Some Web browsers like Web, Midori, Qupzilla, Dillo, and Netsurf run well even on older computers from many years a go with under 512MB-1GB of RAM and a 1 GHz CPU, or even mobile CPUs found on computers like the Raspberry Pi 1-3.

There are other alternative web browsers like SlimJet, Chromium and Vivaldi which has a lot of useful features like support for custom add-ons, apps, plug-ins, and many themes with a nice looking designs which you can download and install.

I think using more than one web browser is a good idea in Linux because some web browsers display websites better than other web browsers. But, some web browsers like NetSurf, Dillo, and Web could be good web browsers to use if you are running low on battery life on your laptop because of their low system resource usage. When your computer use less RAM, and CPU cycles, it uses less battery life or electricity from your home’s power outlet, so you may save some money on your power bill by using a lightweight browser like Web, and Midori which is good enough for casual web browsing in my experience.  [continue reading…]


Welcome to My Ubuntu Linux Help Blog

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On this blog, I will post Ubuntu, and Linux help articles for learning about how to use Ubuntu Linux on a desktop and laptop computer. I mostly post beginner level help articles on Ubuntu and Linux on this blog.

I recently re-designed this blog to use a mobile responsive template which works great on both mobile and PC devices, so it is easier to read on mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and eReaders because my blog automatically re-sizes the text, and website template in real-time.

My blog also looks better, and is easier to read on lower resolution and smaller monitors found on Netbooks, cheap laptops, and older desktop computers, and monitors with a 800×600 and lower resolution.

My blog also should load faster because it uses a mobile responsive template which has a smaller file sized than other blog templates made for desktop computers.

Readers can now comment on my articles.

My Ubuntu Linux Help blog has many articles on installing, updating, upgrading, and using Ubuntu Linux on a home computer for basic tasks like web browsing,listening to music, watching video, and light office work like typing documents on a word processor at work.

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You can read my older Linux help articles by using the links which are posted on the right navigational sidebar on the right side of the blog. I wrote articles for beginner PC Linux users on how to get started using Ubuntu to browse the web, use programs, install and update software, use virtual PC software to run other operating systems like Android, Windows, and UNIX on top of a Linux based Operating System like Ubuntu Linux or Debian. A lot of the articles I wrote are for older versions of Ubuntu Linux, but the articles are still useful now even if you use a newer version of Ubuntu, or a Ubuntu based operating system like Lubuntu, and Linux Mint because a lot of Linux Operating Systems share similarities.

I will post more Linux help articles to the front page in the future, so come back to my blog on a regular basis to read new articles on using Linux on a home PC.

Thanks for visiting my Re-designed Ubuntu Linux Help blog.

Johnson Yip