X11 homebrew browser?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jago25_98, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. jago25_98 macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2017
    This is almost offtopic?

    I want to run a browser on OSX and export the display to a linux box. I can run xterm via ssh -X but I couldn't find a browser yet that works. Any recommendations? I've tried Chrome and X11 via homebrew but they both look to be non X11 - the osx versions.
  2. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000


    Mar 17, 2007
    Seems like a lot of bother to go through when you can do it with desktop sharing turned on. It is by default encrypted by a vnc connection and you have access to the entire machine/any program on it and it is not like vnc is a resource hog either it is nice and light on the machines involved in the connection.
  3. jago25_98 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2017
    I found VNC is unusably slow even over a very fast wifi connection.

    ssh -X -e xterm
    is way faster but I can't find a browser for osx that can connect to an xserver...

    I might even use virtualisation or docker... I'd prefer not to have to do that... it's a lot to learn

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