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    Which text-based browser?

    I installed linux without X b/c i don't have much RAM in my
    comp (32 megs) and I have been using LYNX to Surf the web
    but I would like to try another browser. If anyone has any
    good suggestions I would greatly appreciate the help.

    Exitrial

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    I've traditionally used Lynx for my text-based browsing. A little search on google brought up the following:

    http://w3m.sourceforge.net/

    There is also Links. This is a textbased browser that deals with frames (I discovered it with my recent install of Slackware). Here's the sourceforge link:

    http://links.sourceforge.net/

    Hope that helps.
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    This was covered here before and i think i and others who added to the thread gave more than enough links to keep you happy.

    http://www.antionline.com/showthread...+based+browser

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    Gore, aren't those Windows-based Text Browsers?
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    no, when i did the search i made sure it wasnt just one platform, should be a huge list for justabout anything. Also the Jinx added one he uses alot and i know that one isnt Windows.

    For example on one of the pages i listed:

    "3270 terminal web browser for mainframes running OS/390."

    "Links is a text-based browser with support for HTML tables and frames. For Unix, OS/2, BeOS, MacOSX, Win32 (Beta). "

    "Pure text Internet tools for the DOS operating system, including a web page grabber and mail reader"

    "A text-only browser from Japan, similar to Lynx. "

    All that was from only one of the pages and only a small portino. Theres somethign there for everyone.

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    hey, not sure if this would work for you, but i use a local proxy to strip img tags and all other unwanted HTML... although if you really want textbased (console) browsing, i'd still suggest Lynx

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