D+ Browser

D+ Browser

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.8
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.5b
  • Total Downloads:
    5,527
  • Date Added:
    October 15, 2013
  • File Size:
    1.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    40
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Dillo is a fast, free, cross-platform Web browser with a mission to democratize the Internet. To that end, it can run on just about any PC, including any still running Windows 95 (yes, 95, "because we can") and it doesn't support Java or plug-ins by design, to keep it small, fast, and secure. For dial-up connections, older computers, legacy systems, malware recovery kits, and similar uses, it's just about the only choice in an up-to-date browser. But Dillo serves well in the role.

Dillo is portable and so small it fits on a floppy disk, yet it opens and loads very quickly. Dillo is hardly a throwback; it has a clean, up-to-date interface that supports tabbed browsing and HTTPS, though it doesn't offer SLL certificate validation. Most of the time, Dillo's less-is-more approach works fine, though of course most of the Web sites you're familiar with will probably look a bit different. Things like animated banners, crawls, and automatically refreshing displays are absent, as is most advertising. But Dillo reproduces images, links, fonts, and other Web content normally, more or less, depending on the site, how it was rendered, and other factors. It provides the essentials and doesn't fail in its mission to make online information freely and widely available. Dillo's preferences include the ability to choose fonts, load or not load various content, choose a search engine, and configure proxies and other network settings.

Obviously, Dillo isn't the best browser to use as a daily driver, especially for broadband connections. Old ways linger in many corners of the Internet, though: dial-up connections on Victorian telephone lines, obsolete machines running ancient copies of Windows, legacy systems...that it works at all validates the Internet's original goal, surviving nuclear war. We're glad Dillo can handle all that, even if we're also glad we don't need it.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Good lightweight browser!"

January 09, 2014  |  By mchugh100

 |  Version: D+ Browser 0.5b

Pros

Fast!
Simple!
Where did the columns of ads go to?
I can even read yahoo webmail basic!
Where did the ads on yahoo go to?

Cons

no flash animations
some pages don't load

Summary

If I can load it and read it, I'm happy.
Perhaps better than offbyone browser, which I use a great deal.
Looking forward to trying it on underpowered PCs.
I wish they had an android version...it propably wouldnt be a rude power hog like some browsers...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.5b
Version 0.5:
  • Added support for bookmarks, printing, and resumable downloads
  • Improved support for Unicode
  • Added support for multiple search engines
  • Moved Preferences to the Tools menu
  • Improved page rendering speed
General
Publisher Benjamin Johnson
Publisher web site http://obeythepenguin.users.sourceforge.net/
Release Date October 15, 2013
Date Added October 15, 2013
Version 0.5b
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.27MB
File Name dplus.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,527
Downloads Last Week 40
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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