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Lynx

Contributor(s): Chuck Bury

Lynx is a keyboard-oriented text-only Web browser that was developed at the University of Kansas primarily for students who used UNIX workstations. It has also been rewritten to run on VMS operating systems for users of VT100 terminals.

If you use the UNIX shell interface and your access provider offers it, Lynx may be interesting for you since it has a succinct key- (not mouse-) driven user interface. Information about Lynx, including where to download it, is available at the lynx.browser.org Web site.

Other Web browsers include Firefox , Internet Explorer , Apple Computer's Safari , Opera and Mosaic , developed in 1993 and the original code base for Lynx.

This was last updated in October 2006

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