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I am looking for a lightweight and stable browser for ubuntu jaunty. I tried midori, however the version from the jaunty-repository seems not to be very stable (crashes for example when going to youtube).

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most of the modern browsers are "stable" - what are you looking for, a PPA or do you want to compile from source? – fossfreedom Jun 16 '12 at 10:11
For example midori seems to be pretty stable from the natty-rep (running on another maschine), however not that one from the jaunty rep does not. I don't want to compile it from source in this case. – student Jun 16 '12 at 10:13
there only reason why I mentioned compiling is that finding "modern" software in a PPA for an unsupported OS such as jaunty is going to be difficult. – fossfreedom Jun 16 '12 at 10:17
What CPU and how much RAM on the Jaunty machine? – izx Jun 16 '12 at 10:34
@izx CPU: AMD Athlon 1,2 GHz, RAM: 512 MB, graphics: [SiS] 65x/M650/740 – student Jun 16 '12 at 10:45

First of all, try SwiftFox, linux & processor optimized version of Firefox: SwiftFox Debian

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb unstable non-free' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install (swiftfox version for your processor)

But as far as I know, Midori is the fastest!

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