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Linux, Unix, /etc/: Why I Like Lynx

Jul 18, 2005, 11:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Dunne)

"Writing about BitTorrent the other day reminded me just how much I rely on lynx, the text-mode web browser. So I thought I'd write a few words explaining just what it is about that clunky old program that so appeals to me.

"Browsers come and browsers go--who nowadays uses the old command-line browser from W3C (Did anyone ever? I suppose they must have. I actually down-loaded and tried it out. Surprisingly usable, especially if you've used gopher and are used to that simple menu mentality). Or think of Mosaic. Remember that? No, thought not. I do, but then I'm very, very old..."

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