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Old 02-08-2008, 12:01 PM   #1
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Could anyone comment on how effective the iLiad is for web browsing? One of the main uses I'd like to use the iLiad for is browsing proprietary websites that require login, are text dominated, and use frames. Would this be feasible with the iLiad?

My other concern is with the size of the screen. In your experience do webpages end up usable on such a small screen? Given the reasonable resolution of the iLiad, I'm thinking mainly that the text might end up illegibly small.
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I'm not aware of a browsing feature in the Iliad....
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Yeah, I was referring to with minimo and dillo, so my questions can be considered directed towards those.

Also, given that it's running Linux, what prevents Firefox or another "full" web browser from being run?
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Yeah, I was referring to with minimo and dillo, so my questions can be considered directed towards those.

Also, given that it's running Linux, what prevents Firefox or another "full" web browser from being run?
Resources and speed of the processor.
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I have not found either browser on the iLiad to be usable even for casual browsing.

The device is limited, but the primary problem seems to be lack of resources at iRex. For example Nokia Internet Tablets support Opera and MicroB (based on the Mozilla's Gecko 1.9 web engine), and these are both very capable browsers. Perhaps the Nokia's are more powerful than the iLiad, but the Amazon Kindle is more comparable and it supports the NetFront™ Browser. I find this (as implemented on the Kindle) to be limited but much more usable than the browsers on the iLiad. Like Opera, iRex would have to pay for Netfront.
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I have not found either browser on the iLiad to be usable even for casual browsing.

The device is limited, but the primary problem seems to be lack of resources at iRex. For example Nokia Internet Tablets support Opera and MicroB (based on the Mozilla's Gecko 1.9 web engine), and these are both very capable browsers. Perhaps the Nokia's are more powerful than the iLiad, but the Amazon Kindle is more comparable and it supports the NetFront™ Browser. I find this (as implemented on the Kindle) to be limited but much more usable than the browsers on the iLiad. Like Opera, iRex would have to pay for Netfront.
Thanks for the reply, I appreciate it.

So is the problem then that the browsing is just too slow to be usable? Or is it more a features issue, where the browser doesn't support the modern features used on most webpages now?
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