try midori if you don't have it already. that kind of sucks sometimes, though, so you could try the terminal-based lynx browser. It only loads text (w/ links and entry fields, thankfully), but it's always fast.Venom28 wrote:I was hoping openelecs download tool had a decent browser but its very poor. I could not even get to login to one of my favourites.
Just wondered what o/s and browser people had tested ?
I know Flash is not working and pages may be slow but want to try and use it if I can as takes about 30 secs to boot !
The o/s needs a gui front end for ease of use.
I already have a decent media centre and really want to use th pi for some browsing .
That is true. Today's web pages are not designed to work fine on such a small device as Rpi. Even using some older computers/laptops (which are couple times faster than Rpi) you won't get good experience.lb wrote:For the best browsing experience, use a machine that is more powerful. Seriously, the Pi is a lousy machine for web browsing.
Try setting your midori to identify as iPhone. It will help in many sites, including main raspberrypi site which has special, trimmed look for phone browsers.tawalker wrote: On a related note, an appeal to the site administrators: would it be possible to make the home/landing page "lighter", for those visitors foolhardy enough to be browsing in with a RasPi? With all the blog posts - often with photos, embedded YouTube videos, etc. - the poor old Pi usually chokes on its own Web site... oh, the irony ;)
Not all Pi distributions have Iceweasel available...for example, Arch. But you are right about a firefox based browser, I would very much like to put the equivalent browser, seamonkey, on my Pi, but it also is not in repository and not changing distros. Hoping someone will compile seamonkey for arch for us.Metatronin wrote:Iceweasel is fast and works the best out of whats available. Why would you not want to use a firefox based browser?