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Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx2.8.6dev.9

From: Stef Caunter
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx2.8.6dev.9
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 11:14:30 -0500 (EST)

Not only do you mention good reasons for "still using lynx" but also, I've had
"broadband" (+100K down) since 99, and I find lynx is still indispensible:
1. it's still faster (reduce ALERT timing!)
2. if you work in a shell it's the best maintained user-agent by far IMHO
   and lets you google fastest for info - better productivity
3. it is a superb download manager
4. with a proper cryptographic filesystem you can secure access to your
   bookmarks and cookies
5. its server certificate handling with the *nix system is excellent
6. many users prefer a .cfg file for settings
7. it's an excellent way to teach many important *nix fundamentals
8. the increasing pollution of scripted advertising is bypassed (see many
   major media sites)
9. the absence of javascript support is becoming a plus IMHO
10. the lynx-dev list is one of the most interesting :)

lynx to me is one of the core *nix apps; the presence of an up to date version
on a system is important, just like pine or gcc or vi. There is no
substitute. Lynx is an original treasure and a real gift to us all.


On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 address@hidden wrote:

> 041230 address@hidden wrote:
> >  Linkname: Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive
> >  URL:
> > Neat site, BTW!
> indeed !  i don't know how i've missed it till now !
> tho' i'm not sure why anyone would use Lynx to access it today.
> i continue to use Lynx to mail news stories to people (with Mutt+Gvim),
> browse local files (typically help dox in remote dirs under  /usr )
> & access  1  major newspaper which refuses to deal with other browsers
> due to some quirk in its handling of cookies & registration.
> Lynx lost its big advantage -- speed -- with the spread of broadband.
> anyway, i certainly echo the vote of thanx to TD for working on it.
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