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Posted: May 24 2008,20:46 QUOTE

Quote (malanrich @ May 24 2008,19:16)
Success! Thanks to jpeters for the tips on preserving the options file. I'm writing from glinks now, and all my configuration settings remain intact.

The only glitch is getting the mydsl menu to boot glinks from the right directory (I think). There's a glinks executable ( in the mydsl directory. That, and the glinks entry in the mydsl menu, executes a glinks that seems to be without any configuration at all--just a glinks gui. But the glinks executable in the opts/glinks directory calls up the right one with all my settings. It's some kind of path problem that I'll figure out.

Meanwhile, I'm happy with what I've got working. Thanks for the help.

Edit  the options (homepage, etc) directly from the /.links/options
file and it will work. For some reason, changes from within the program aren't writing to the file.  The mydsl menu is correctly loading the program from /opt/glinks/links -g

EDIT:  It does work correctly, but you have to "save options" in the "setup" menu after changing them.

Note: This is a handy little browser. Besides being 1/3 the size of FF, the virtual memory difference is huge: FF 33124,  Glinks 3760.
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Posted: May 25 2008,00:04 QUOTE

Yes, Glinks is very handy. I've struggled with it because I want to see just how "low" (in system specs) DSL can go and still let me get my work done. I've been reading through whatever posts I can find comparing Glinks with Dillo, FF, and Opera.

So far, Dillo and Glinks are pretty close, but I'd thought Glinks would have an edge by enabling javascript. But I don't find that I get a whole lot more access to webpages using Glinks over Dillo.

On my minimalist system, Opera uci will gradually load and open webpages, but with great pain. FF will grind on forever without loading.

Here's my current conclusion:

When I stick with Dillo for websurfing and with the efficient apps bundled with DSL (sylpheed, Ted, etc), I can actually get faster overall system response using this 28 MB box with DSL than with my bigger Dell machines running full-blown Linux distros.

Heh heh.
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