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Suggest a big internet browser for tiny netbooks

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aja

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Could you please suggest a good internet browser for netbooks that will maximize screen real estate? I have an acer aspire one 3G with an 8.9" screen. Firefox is great, but seems a bit cluttered. I don't suppose it is possible to get something like opera mobile (for cellphones) to run on it? I want all the butons and bars to swoooosh away when I'm not looking :burn:

Here is the catch: I am running Ubuntu 9.10 and XP dual boot, so I would like suggestions for both operating systems please.

A bonus would be a browser that works well on other versions of linux too, like crunchbang, puppy and so on. Don't need to flash compatibility or anything like that necessarily, just text/picture viewing.

EDIT: I searched OCF but didn't find anything nice
 

Neuromancer

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You can customize opera to be very slim and run kiosk mode to eliminate the "windows" bar (I assume Linux has that too it has been a while since I ran it though)

Screeny is not in kiosk mode BTW) also the new Opera sync lets you carry your bookmarks over between PCs s oa bookmark in one, should carry over to the other (with a login of course)
 

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johnz

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Firefox can be trimmed down very small; at least as small as Opera.
 

TheGreySpectre

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Sep 6, 2003
I'll throw my vote out there for opera as it takes very little space, also you have mouse gestures to help out while mode.

the bookmark syncing I believe should be really nice with netbooks as well.
 

Neuromancer

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OH, just wanted to point out also in my screeny. You can go smaller still, but I consider this to be the the smallest functional setup.