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Dillo is a minimalistic web browser particularly intended for older or slower computers and embedded systems.[3] It supports only plain HTML/XHTML and images over HTTP; scripting is ignored entirely.[3][4] Dillo is available for Linux,[3] BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X. Due to its small size, it is the browser of choice in several space-conscious Linux distributions. Released under the GNU General Public License, Dillo is free software.[5]

Chilean software engineer Jorge Arellano Cid conceived of the Dillo project in late 1999,[6] publishing the first version of Dillo in December of that year.[7] His primary goal in creating Dillo was to democratize access to information. Arellano Cid believed that no one should have to buy a new computer or pay for broadband in order to enjoy the World Wide Web.[8] To this end, he designed Dillo to be small, fast, and efficient, capable of performing well even on an Intel 486 processor with a dial-up Internet connection.[3][9]



Dillo was originally written in the C programming language with the GTK+ GUI toolkit. The first versions were based on an earlier browser called Armadillo, hence the name.[10] Dillo 2, written with both C and C++ components and the Fast Light Toolkit (FLTK),[7] was released on October 14, 2008.[5] Text antialiasing, support for character sets other than Latin-1, HTTP compression capability, and improved page rendering were all added.[7] The move to FLTK from GTK also removed many of the project's dependencies and reduced Dillo's memory footprint by 50%.[5]

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