This is what the forum looks like :-)

Jokes aside: if you do not wish to post, and just want to read (in case there is a reply to a post, etc.) and you DONT WANT A BROWSER like Firefox eating up your mem/cpu (ie, you’re on an old machine), then you can do this. It is just the forum in elinks. It is actually pretty usable.

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Interesting, what browser is that?

Guess that s eLinks @Dobbie03

Nice @vinay

Yes, that’s elinks.

Thanks @altman, always appreciative, which I appreciate :slight_smile:

I used to have to work entirely w/ text browsers for quite some time. Some are surprisingly good. links2 has a graphical option which renders pics etc. also pretty well. Certainly can be very usable if you don’t input data (forms, uploads, etc.). Minimalistic ad-free experience.

Fully configurable colors.
PS: That m/c had only 512M RAM. And came installed with Windows Vista! I mean, come on dude!!! I’m already old. If I wait that long each time firefox loads a page, I will read like 100 pages before I go :slight_smile: Don’t laugh @altman same fate would have befallen you also :-):slight_smile:

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No problem @vinay

Text based browsers can be useful at times.

w3m will also show images if you have the w3m-img installed (I don’t think Arch separates the imaging into a separate package)

that screen shot is w3m with defaults; I think there are plenty of configuration options to clean it up.

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Nice @PackRat

I used a few of these over the years and always wondered about malware and so on at which point I used a hosts updater with Dan Pollock http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/.
Wrote a little script to update my hosts file daily.
My script is posted here if anyone is interested.
https://github.com/Whinery/Hosts-Updater

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Mine isn’t as sexy in Nord: