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Browser question.

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:40 am
by Zubaru
I am vastly becoming disillusioned with the current releases of the top web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, Opera). All of them are memory hungry/processor intensive bloatware (my opinion), what is everyone using that is more lightweight?

And go!

Re: Browser question.

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:50 am
by xeromist
I use Vivaldi but I don't know that it's any lighter. It's just chromium under the hood with a JS skin. I like it because it's from the original Opera devs who seem to know what I like.

Re: Browser question.

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:53 am
by Pietzaahh
I've been using Chromium lately. As long as you don't go crazy with extensions, you should be fine. The trouble with today's websites is that their payload has more than doubled since just 3 years ago. Your best bet is to get ad-blocking at the router or DNS level using something like Pi-hole. That will prevent your browser from even seeing the bloated ad-network code.

https://www.machmetrics.com/speed-blog/ ... years-ago/

Re: Browser question.

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:31 am
by Vector
/moved to software discussion

Re: Browser question.

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:32 am
by Socialoutcast
Pietzaahh wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:53 am
I've been using Chromium lately. As long as you don't go crazy with extensions, you should be fine. The trouble with today's websites is that their payload has more than doubled since just 3 years ago. Your best bet is to get ad-blocking at the router or DNS level using something like Pi-hole. That will prevent your browser from even seeing the bloated ad-network code.

https://www.machmetrics.com/speed-blog/ ... years-ago/
I run a pi-hole vm for my dns at home and man oh man is it nice.

Re: Browser question.

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:52 pm
by Zubaru
Vector wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:31 am
/moved to software discussion
Thank you.

Re: Browser question.

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:59 pm
by Zubaru
Pietzaahh wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:53 am
I've been using Chromium lately. As long as you don't go crazy with extensions, you should be fine. The trouble with today's websites is that their payload has more than doubled since just 3 years ago. Your best bet is to get ad-blocking at the router or DNS level using something like Pi-hole. That will prevent your browser from even seeing the bloated ad-network code.

https://www.machmetrics.com/speed-blog/ ... years-ago/
this ^^^^^^ is true but just firing up Chrome, to an internal web page without any payloads at all, there are 5 process applications started, and memory and proc usage jumps 50% or better with just one tab open. More tabs, it just gets worse from there.

zub

Re: Browser question.

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:38 am
by ccoelnwhack
Work I use Chrome, cause I have like 32 gigs of ram in my work machine and I work with SaaS apps so I am in a browser all day and I have been using it since I started here and its got all my passwords/favs in it before the days it got slow as hell.

Home desktop which has less ram than work, and then also my Dual Core Thinkpad.. I run firefox.

Android Phone - Firefox Mobile

All use uBlockOrigin (works better than ABP), Grammarly on the work machine, and then a fullscreen capture extension.

Firefox has been fastest to me (Chromes a beast).

Chromium on m Raspi Zero W while running apt-get upgrade (or maybe update).. Brought it to a crawl.

There's always the lightest browser of them all.. Lynx!

Re: Browser question.

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:07 am
by Aractor
Zubaru wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:59 pm
...just firing up Chrome, to an internal web page without any payloads at all, there are 5 process applications started, and memory and proc usage jumps 50% or better with just one tab open. More tabs, it just gets worse from there.
I've heard this complaint before, but I've never really understood it.

While you're using the browser, are there on programs running suffering from Chrome using those resources? If your system's memory & CPU are largely sitting unused than I don't see the harm in Chrome using all it can get to deliver the best experience possible. In my experience, poorly written 3rd party extensions aside, Chrome has always scaled it's resource needs back when it's not actively doing things. I regularly have Chrome up & running with many tabs open while doing full 1080p gaming on a second monitor at the same time, without any performance impact at all; Running an I7-6700K CPU with 16GB of RAM.

Re: Browser question.

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:31 pm
by Zubaru
Aractor wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:07 am
... I regularly have Chrome up & running with many tabs open while doing full 1080p gaming on a second monitor at the same time, without any performance impact at all; Running an I7-6700K CPU with 16GB of RAM.
This is experienced at work, with a few .pdf's open, outlook, ADUC, 6 terminal sessions, slack, sometimes a spreadsheet, & a word doc, and chrome. Core i3, 8Gb RAM, and SSD. It's amazingly quick unless I open chrome/firefox.

I'm just looking for something more lightweight than chrome/firefox/opera/IE/Edge. I don't need the extensions, all are removed anyways.