Since Firefox is dead, I've switched to Lynx
@calculsoberic I'm a quantum computer scientist, and I deal with more consoles than people could possibly imagine... and even i don't really see the need of using a text/console based browser...🤔
@The_Quantum_Alpha I think as long as it's an open source browser with good security features it's fine! I mostly use Tor and Firefox.
But we are in a age where I can just quickly xorg a browser if I need to, or ssh into a virtual environment faster that it would take to navigate a website with keyboard and text... and unless you only have less than a gigabyte of ram, a modern browser will always be more convenient.
But this is just my opinion
I use lynx as a quick browser on low-spec linux systems where I'm not sure what I can afford to install. If the site is more complicated, I might use Links instead as it supports more and can communicate with Tor. If I need graphics and I'm sure I have the RAM, there is Dillon...
See also: Viewing Mastodon from the Epaper Terminal https://scitech.video/videos/watch/d81839e1-3b05-4ec1-922e-7eb61ebff3ba - this used Lynx and Brutaldon with a custom script to get images working (only works on my terminal as I added it as functionality).
Buy i can also alias a command to launch a xorg interface to a browser, making it even faster than launching linx or such...
I'm a heavy terminal user due to my work. But there are some things that just doesn't really makes sense to use as TUI... with the processing power we have in these days and age...
@sergeant well it started as a joke on here, someone had said "Firefox is officially dead," and they were referencing an article that said Edge was the number 1 browser. So I was just being facetious and saying I would use Lynx. I do actually have it on my computer, but I use it more for experimental purposes. Surf is a nice in-between browser that was recommended to me! https://surf.suckless.org/
Discover & explore Mastodon with no ads and no surveillance. Publish anything you want on Mastodon: links, pictures, text, audio & video.
All on a platform that is community-owned and ad-free.
Hosted by Stuxhost.