RMS On Mozilla

Tuesday August 17th, 1999

Joerg Beierle brought to our attention an interesting interview with Richard Stallman at LinuxWorld. There are a few comments about Mozilla about halfway into the article.

#29 Lynx is good

by Anon

Thursday August 19th, 1999 1:01 AM

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Whenever I get tired of messages saying `The application "Netscape Communicator" has unexpectedly quit, because an error of type 1 occurred", I start a telnet session to my Unix account ... and get Lynx going.

It's fast (not *that* fast, but still fast), it's simple, you don't have to endure cruft such as tables for layout (hello, mozAdmin) and decorative graphics, and its cookie management is the best I've seen in *any* browser.

Interestingly, I find that when I'm using Lynx the apparent quality of the Web goes up. It took me a while to figure out why, and it's this. I obviously end up spending far less time at sites which don't bother to put in their ALT text, or those which use frames (yes, I know Lynx does frames, but still ...). But these sites *just happen* to also be the sites which, generally, aren't worth visiting anyway -- no matter *what* the browser.

And, of course, I don't see any ads.

-- mpt

(But Lynx's text entry widget isn't that hot, which is why I'm posting this in NC 4.5:-)