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First look: Mozilla's mobile Fennec browser

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.117.42.171] on October 23, 2008 12:08 AM
I down loaded this to my Nokia N800 last week and tried it out. "Stripped down" is a description based on your perspective. The executable weighing in at some 26 Megabytes is "not exactly" lightweight on a platform with 256 Megs of FLASH space. (The Xulrunner library required by Fennec is 25 Megs of this.) Loading Fennec takes ~50 Secs. A Slashdot home page load takes like another minute. Trying to scroll is painful, and subject to the tabs issue Nathan mentions, as well as jumping to undesired link following.

But hey, it's Alpha software. I look forward to actually being able to use this on my Nokia.

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