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earlytv


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PostPosted: Mon 19 Nov 2018, 17:38    Post subject:  Browser linux 501  

I still use Browser linux 501 on some older systems that also have a windows that is so old that the browser cant do much. The 501 can up grade to firefox 45.0.2. On this system every time I power up it cant get on line so each power up I have to let it find the network? Chip on this board is the sis900. It says it saves this but at next power up firefox does not work again.
If it saves it why cant it find it?

On this system it started a firefox 5 then 12 and then 45.0.2. At power up any of those 3 dont work untill it finds the network again.
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Mercedes350se

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov 2018, 20:28    Post subject:  

Is there a specific reason that you are using browser linux?

If not I suggest you try puppy 5.2.8 - it only takes a few minutes to download and create a LiveCD.

Alternatively have a look at this thread.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=29759
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mikeslr


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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov 2018, 21:33    Post subject: Re: Browser linux 501  

earlytv wrote:
I still use Browser linux 501 on some older systems
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Are they either of these? https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/140953-worlds-oldest-original-digital-computer-is-turned-back-on-after-61-years
http://medicine-opera.com/2018/07/bring-back-the-abacus/

Might help if you told us how much RAM? what CPU? and anything peculiar about it/them?
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Nov 2018, 21:37    Post subject: Suggest you try lina-1.2-non-pae  

In All seriousness:

If you check the Browse Linux 501's Website, you can't miss the notice by its creator that it is not to be used, When it was created it was a great idea: An operating system requiring very little of a computer's resources (Read-that-as-RAM) in order to surf the Web.

But today's Web is far different from that at the time Browser Linux was created. See this post: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=1011028#1011028. Indeed, many Websites will not even allow you to access them if you do not have a 'reasonably' current Web-browser.

So, what is to replace Browser-Linux. Without details as to EdTv's system it's hard to say. But, assuming the 'worst case scenario' his computer demands no-pae, and lacks the hardware to handle SSE2-encryption.

One of the Puppies which has the smallest 'foot-print' that I'm aware of is lina-1.2-non-pae. It's available from here: http://smokey01.com/carolina/isos/non-pae/]. It doesn't, itself, have the libraries required by current Web-Browser/Web-sites. But, I wondered if it actually needed those if it could use Watchdog and/or Walter Dynes special builds of Palemoon. They can be found here: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=973676#973676. Note, if your computer does not have the hardware needed to support SSE2, you'll need a version with 'sse' in its title.

In addition to installing the latest version of Palemoon (not sse) from the above link, I also installed PupSysInfo from here: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=579411#579411

I'm currently posting from lina-1.2-non-pae using the above mentioned Palemoon. According to PupSysInfo, with only this webpage opened in Palemoon, my system was using 175 Mbs of RAM.

A couple of notes: The ISOs of all Carolinas and their predecessors, Salukis, include a adrv_xxx.sfs. The one in lina-1.2-non-pae is 313 Mb. These adrvs contain many applications which the creators considered useful and likely to be wanted by users. However, after downloading and unpacking the ISO, you can discard the adrv.sfs. It is not needed to boot to desktop, configure your system including wifi, to obtain applications from the Puppy's repository, to create your own adrv, to install other pets or load SFSes. With adrv.sfs removed, there are only --beside those 'core' applications-- three small 'user' applications: Leafpad, a screen-capture app, and a terminal. How you 'flesh-out' these Puppies is your business.

Although Palemoon is very useful with 'Today's' Web, some Websites will not allow access unless you have the 'latest' Google-Chrome, Firefox, or whatever microsoft calls its web-browser. Look for an Addon/Extension called* User-Agent or Agent-Spoofer or something like that. After you configure such Addon it tells websites that your using one of the 'permitted' browsers.

PS: The Extension which you can install in a current Palemoon is called Eclipsed Moon. However, I don't know how to configure it to reflect a current firefox or Google-Chrome. Will post query in the Internet-Browser Section.
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