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2013-10-01 11:59:35 AM
I actually have lynx installed on my workstation. I have no need for an "emulator".
 
2013-10-01 12:00:39 PM
 
2013-10-01 12:01:54 PM

Dimensio: I actually have lynx installed on my workstation. I have no need for an "emulator".


came here to say this, lynx or w3m both are still used, If you need to make a site ADA complaint a line browser is needed.
 
2013-10-01 12:03:24 PM
lemon fanfic sites unaffected

/in related news, lemon writers still unclear on how vaginas work
 
2013-10-01 12:13:09 PM
Web? I guess that is good for some people. I still rock old school.

www.herongyang.com


What is ASCII for hipster glasses?
 
2013-10-01 12:16:13 PM
ASCII porn exists, subby. I used to laugh at the people that would print it out on the line printer.

/I feel old just typing that.
 
2013-10-01 12:18:57 PM
If I had the time to learn how, it should be possible to have lynx/links/elinks handle images with aalib and render the images in question as ascii art.
 
2013-10-01 01:50:46 PM

Dimensio: I actually have lynx installed on my workstation. I have no need for an "emulator".


rdnjr1234: http://lynx.isc.org/  redundant.


  Welp. That was a short thread.
 
2013-10-01 03:16:56 PM
I had a Comcast guy come out one time for a problem and he wanted to test the connection, so I sat him in front of my FreeBSD machine with no GUI and brought up Lynx. It was the only machine I had at the time because my Windows machine had just died.

You'd have thought I'd just sat him down at a launch console in NASA headquarters.
 
2013-10-01 03:30:18 PM
It better be in color.

www.4800bps.com
 
2013-10-01 03:39:52 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: Dimensio: I actually have lynx installed on my workstation. I have no need for an "emulator".

rdnjr1234: http://lynx.isc.org/  redundant.

  Welp. That was a short thread.


[root@ltcentos ~]# yum -y install lynx
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: centos-distro.cavecreek.net
 * extras: mirror.nyi.net
 * updates: holmes.umflint.edu
Setting up Install Process
Package lynx-2.8.5-28.1.el5_2.1.i386 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do


Yup.  Only news here is some guy re-inventing the wheel.
 
2013-10-01 03:45:51 PM
Looks like crap on my Chrome.
 
2013-10-01 03:58:35 PM

rdnjr1234: http://lynx.isc.org/  redundant.


And not confusing in the slightest, there is also Links and its fork ELinks  Both have IMHO a slightly better menu system than Lynx.
 
2013-10-01 04:25:12 PM
I thought people were using Mosaic 20 years ago, beceause you know, it came out January of 1993, and wasn't even the first graphical browser.
 
2013-10-01 04:48:41 PM
Wasn't it shown that http:\\www.victoriasecrets.com\text-only  was the least visited site on the internet
 
2013-10-01 05:26:41 PM
$ sudo apt-get install lynx
 
2013-10-01 05:47:10 PM
I ALT+Fed that page for "lynx" and got no results. Don't understand.

/lynx on my shell accounts...pine for mail....sometimes I miss the early 90s.
 
2013-10-01 06:20:01 PM
Yes, yes, many of us know how to get an install Lynx, Links, Elinks, etc.

The point was not to create a line mode browser. The point was to create a line mode browser that runs inside a web page.

The point was to allow all those people that weren't around back then, who didn't have that experience, and aren't generally proficient with computers to experience the humble beginnings of the World Wide Web.

Teaching those same people that it's not the same thing as the Internet is a different challenge of course...


/R'dTFA
 
2013-10-01 08:22:29 PM

mesmer242: ASCII porn exists, subby. I used to laugh at the people that would print it out on the line printer.

/I feel old just typing that.


A line printer from 40 years ago can print ASCII pictures faster than most inkjet printers today.
Back then,  a line printer terminal playing Adventure was the shiat!
 
2013-10-01 08:27:11 PM

1000 Ways to Dye: I thought people were using Mosaic 20 years ago, beceause you know, it came out January of 1993, and wasn't even the first graphical browser.


I don't think many people claim Mosaic was the first graphical browser. It's the browser that popularized the web and defined the basics of all major browsers going forward.

Also, twenty years ago I think I was still using CompuServer's text-based browsing. I may have switched to Prodigy at that point, though, which had a GUI. I know I was one of the weirdos that jumped to Prodigy AFTER they dropped their flat-rate pricing scheme.
 
2013-10-01 08:55:26 PM
Yawn.  With FireFox and the proper application of NosSript, AdBlock, and Request Policy this is already how the internet looks to me.  I can't believe how shiatty the internet looks when I use someone else's browser.
 
2013-10-01 10:44:16 PM
I encourage you to try the emulator and step back in time to an era when the web was lacking Vines, animated GIFs and cat videos. Good times...

Why the fark would I want to do that? It sucked back then.
 
2013-10-01 11:05:02 PM

rhiannon: Why the fark would I want to do that? It sucked back then.


It was a time before AOL users hit the Net, so it wasn't all bad.
 
2013-10-01 11:17:45 PM
Or "links", which is a better clone of lynx.  But yeah, first thought was "How is this any different than a text-based browser?"

Useful for testing out websites from a different connection, or screen scraping, or blind-capable browsing.  Or if you're trying to download a file to a server and don't really care about images.
 
2013-10-01 11:33:28 PM

zedster: Dimensio: I actually have lynx installed on my workstation. I have no need for an "emulator".

came here to say this, lynx or w3m both are still used, If you need to make a site ADA complaint a line browser is needed.


I don't know which one is more in style these days... lynx, links, or w3m. When I am managing CUPS on a server, I use links http://localhost:631. I love it. It even supports mouse in a terminal.

I wish more things did. Really, there's no technical reason a good terminal browser couldn't support javascript. Sometimes it's nice having a decent terminal browser on a server.
 
2013-10-02 12:10:39 AM
 
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