Last week, Rich made a post about Netscape 9. Netscape 9 is based on the Firefox core, but has a lighter footprint. This evening I ran across something else I thought I would bring up: Firefox Wonder Edition.
Firefox Wonder Edition is a stripped down version of Firefox. It is also fully portable which means you can move it around and simply run it as a self-contained EXE file. When you download it, you un-zip it and you will get a folder. What I noticed is that the main EXE file read as a PortableApps file, so I guess this is something that is available on PortableApps.
I love Firefox, but one of my beefs with it is that it is a real resource hog. Especially if you use add-ons because Firefox loads up all add-ons into memory whether you are using them or not. I haven’t yet tried out Netscape 9, but Wonder Edition seems to me to be the epitome of lightweight Firefox.
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