Idea: "{Gnome,KDE,Xfce,...} Minimal Desktop" groups

Ben Boeckel mathstuf at
Sat May 11 00:30:07 UTC 2013

On Mon, 29 Apr, 2013 at 23:36:22 GMT, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> The key to minimizing a desktop IMHO is getting a lighter browser.
> It's really hard to use a machine without a browser these days, and
> both Firefox and Chromium are humongous. They've got great JavaScript
> engines but who needs all that other stuff?

Of the really light, HTML5-capable browsers, there's uzbl, luakit, dwb,
jumanji, and surf. I'm probably missing a few. Maybe Midori is more what
you're aiming for though? I think webkit2gtk ships with a light browser
example as well.

-- Ben

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