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Re: [Lynx-dev] Does anyone use lynx?

From: Robert Mortimer
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Does anyone use lynx?
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:55:24 +0100
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As another example, I recently upgraded the server running the public lynx
client at and fairly quickly had a couple of people 
emailing me to ask what was wrong and when it would be back.

I'd assumed that no one was actualy using it on a regular basis -
seems I was wrong.

On Thu, 20 Sep 2018, Karen Lewellen wrote:

> Just adding a real world example from about ten minutes ago.
> Part of my professional life is as a journalist myself.
> I have the old google news set as  the homepage for lynx here at shellworld.
> This morning there was a shooting  in Maryland, and preferring local
> sources, I chose an article  from the Baltimore sun..being taken to a
> perfect low graphics edition of the piece with active links for the critical
> information.
> I find this more and more with news sources, and believe it can exist in
> other places as well.
> General consumers or many of them appreciate just getting the job done, with
> lynx making this possible.
> Kare
> On Thu, 20 Sep 2018, Mouse wrote:
> >>dear friends, is there anybody using lynx anymore  ?
> >
> >Enough that this list is active.
> >
> >Speaking personally, it's the only browser I use.  At work, I used to
> >use Firefox, until one day when it decided to "upgrade" itself without
> >even telling, much less asking, me - despite my having turned off every
> >"check for updates" setting I could find - and broke something (I no
> >longer recall what) in the process.  That finally pushed me into
> >switching to lynx.  Except for two small and easy-to-make changes,
> >which I think I mentioned here, lynx has worked fine for me there.
> >
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