Vintage Opera

Firefox vs Opera on 98SE / Pentium MMX 233 / 64Mb ?

Need to install a browser on a "vintage" laptop. Which would perform best given the limitations above?
Answers like "I like Firefox" don't help. Unless you're also using a starved machine like the one I've mentioned.

I like, and use, both browsers. For the resource-limited scenario you have given, however, I will have to buck the trend on this thread and recommend Opera. In my experience, it seems a little faster in a low-RAM situation. The down side is that it seems to have a few more problems rendering some pages than Firefox, but then again there are just going to be some pages that have been coded exclusively for the idiosyncracies of IE and neither Opera nor Firefox will work.

But why choose? Why not install both? You can try them out on your actual hardware and see for yourself how they do. That is the proof in the proverbial pudding.

On a side note, I wouldn't try Linux on this machine without a serious RAM upgrade. The processor is fine, but modern desktop distros really like a little more room than a skimpy 64MB. You could go for a console-only installation, but that pretty much cuts out any serious web browsing (Lynx can go only so far on the modern web) and it makes your decision between Opera and Firefox pretty moot.

Vintage - Karazhan, Opera Event




Vintage folding opera glasses stellar 25 x
Vintage folding opera glasses stellar 25 x

$3.99
21d 21h remaining

VINTAGE CHEVALIER PARIS BINOCULARS OPERA MOTHER OF PEARL TELESCOPING
VINTAGE CHEVALIER PARIS BINOCULARS OPERA MOTHER OF PEARL TELESCOPING

$35.00
27d 15h 45m remaining

3X25 Vintage Opera Glasses Optical Prism Theater Binoculars With Chain Golden
3X25 Vintage Opera Glasses Optical Prism Theater Binoculars With Chain Golden

$20.99
14d 15h 56m remaining

Vintage Lemaire Paris Mother Of Pearl Opera Glasses With Case
Vintage Lemaire Paris Mother Of Pearl Opera Glasses With Case

$56.95
2d 16h 41m remaining

Vintage Plum 6x15mm miniature field opera binoculars Japan c 1955
Vintage Plum 6x15mm miniature field opera binoculars Japan c 1955

$2.00 (1 Bid)
3d 1h 30m remaining

Vintage LeMaire FT Paris Opera Glasses Mother of Pearl France w Case
Vintage LeMaire FT Paris Opera Glasses Mother of Pearl France w Case

$19.00 (2 Bids)
3d 2h 15m remaining

Vintage opera glasses Mother of Pearl Lemair Fi Paris opera glasses binoculars
Vintage opera glasses Mother of Pearl Lemair Fi Paris opera glasses binoculars

$28.00
23d 5h 42m remaining

VINTAGE SOVIET RUSSIAN THEATRE OPERA Glass 25 X 24 65 BINOCULARS
VINTAGE SOVIET RUSSIAN THEATRE OPERA Glass 25 X 24 65 BINOCULARS

$9.95
9d 20h 1m remaining

Vintage Japanese Folding Opera Sport Glasses Binoculars WITH box
Vintage Japanese Folding Opera Sport Glasses Binoculars WITH box

$9.99
3d 2h 12m remaining

VINTAGE TASCO SPORTS OPERA THEATER GLASSES BOX FOLDING BINOCULARS 540 25x23mm
VINTAGE TASCO SPORTS OPERA THEATER GLASSES BOX FOLDING BINOCULARS 540 25x23mm

$22.99
13d 20h remaining

Vintage Folding Opera Glass Remington 25x Coated Lens Original Box Free Ship
Vintage Folding Opera Glass Remington 25x Coated Lens Original Box Free Ship

$19.99
30d 20h 37m remaining

Vintage Crystar Lens Folding Leatherette Rare Green Opera Glasses 25x NICE
Vintage Crystar Lens Folding Leatherette Rare Green Opera Glasses 25x NICE

$4.70
3d 17h 1m remaining



« Previous12345...89


Tagged with:

Filed under: Astronomy Binoculars