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You Look Like I Need a Drink

**Not Quite Web 2.0**

Lynx, the Text Only Browser

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Why the hell would you want a web browser that only displays text? This may seem daunting to some folk but sometimes you want to bypass all those flashy animated gifs, flash intros and all those annoying pictures and get to the heart of the information on a site that is unfortunately too cluttered with images that would even slow down an Internet 2 connection.

Lynx has been around since 1993 and brings me back fond memories of telnet mail and gopher. This was back when using a terminal for checking email was the norm and using Netscape to check webmail was slow and under development.

I honestly have not used Lynx all that much as seeing that I cannot sign into my mail clients as the version I have does not support https but if this were to change, I can see cutting through the bullshit eye candy and using Lynx to check email on a regular basis. So what if I get a warm fuzzy feeling from a terminal?

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posted by aL, 9:43 AM

2 Comments:

Try to elinks, it's modern text based WWW browser and you get same warm fuzzy feeling using it.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 3:01 AM  
Thanks amigo
commented by Blogger aL, 10:55 AM  

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