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Saturday, November 28, 2015

NetSurf : An Extremely Fast and Light weight Web Browser

NetSurf

An Extremely Fast and Light weight Web Browser

NetSurf is a free, open source web browser. It is written in C and released under the GNU Public Licence version 2.
NetSurf has its own layout and rendering engine entirely written from scratch. It is small and capable of handling many of the web standards in use today.

Whether you want to check your webmail, read the news or post to discussion forums, NetSurf is your lightweight gateway to the world wide web. Actively developed, NetSurf is continually evolving and improving.

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Why choose NetSurf?

  • Speed
  • Simple interface
  • Light weight
  • Portable
  • Standards compliant
See More At : www.netsurf-browser.org

Project Goals

  • Adhere to the standards
  • Superior user experience
  • Keep NetSurf small
  • Portability
  • Modularity
  • Have fun with Learning By contributing
See Brief Design Goals at : Net Surf ProjectGoals

Ports & Availability

NetSurf 3.3 features

  • Web standards: HTML 4.01 and CSS 2.1
  • Image formats including: PNG, GIF, JPEG, SVG, and BMP
  • HTTPS for secure online transactions
  • Unicode text
  • Web page thumb-nailing
  • Local history trees
  • Global history
  • Hot-list manager (bookmarks)
  • Cookie manager
  • URL completion
  • Text selection
  • Scale view
  • Search-as-you-type text search highlighting
  • Save pages complete with images
  • Fast, lightweight layout and rendering engine

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Installation Instructions:

For Debian Based Linux :

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step 1 : Download *.deb binary file of Net Surf Browser to Downloads ( ~/Downloads) Folder .
step 2 : Now open command line & navigate into downloads folder

cd ~/Downloads
step 3 : then install using dpkg command
sudo dpkg -i package_name.deb

Note : In above command (sudo dpkg -i package_name.deb) replace package_name by downloaded package name .


If you encounter any problems during installation Run below commands:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -f install

if you have further doubt in installation see this link.

Installation procedure for other os :see official documentation .


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