Software tends to get fatter with time. Just look at Firefox, which started as Phoenix with the self-proclaimed aim to fight the bloat of the Mozilla project. Look at it now: a fatter browser was never seen.
Others are not better. When upgrading my Mini to Maverick Meerkat, I've noticed that Chromium now takes 50 MB of my precious SSD space, just as much as Firefox does.
But what can we do? Light-weight alternatives—such as links—are limited in ability and performance, aren't they?
uzbl git.20100403-3 1652.8ms +/- 3.2% Chromium 8.0.551.0 (62128) 1834.8ms +/- 2.0% Firefox 3.6.10 4163.6ms +/- 1.4% root@mini:/home/cobra# wajig size | grep chromium chromium-codecs-ffmpeg 1,180 chromium-browser-inspector 3,940 chromium-browser 49,252 root@mini:/home/cobra# wajig size | grep uzbl uzbl 656 root@mini:/home/cobra# wajig remove chromium-codecs-ffmpeg chromium-browser-inspector chromium-browser
vi ~/.config/uzbl/config set proxy_url = http://127.0.0.1:8118
I also like
@cbind gc<Scroogle:> = uri https://ssl.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/nbbwssl.cgi?Gw=%s&n=2 @cbind gx<IxQuick;> = uri https://ixquick.com/do/metasearch.pl?query=%s&cat=web&pl=chrome&language=english
I love this browser...its just perfect for the Mini :) And vi aficionadas have a new home. ;)