Does anyone still use the Lynx text-only web browser? It would seem useful for certain classes of low-end mobile devices, especially if one is billed per KB of data transfer.
If they do, I pity them. The web has almost always been a graphical medium since Mosaic was created in 1993, so any attempt to squeeze it into a text-only terminal is bound to have serious drawbacks.
The only reason I could see for using it is if you're using it over an SSH session and the server (or your client) doesn't support X forwarding through SSH. But that's the only reason.
I've only ever used such browsers (
w3m usually) via SSH, to quickly test a site is working from a remote machine.
Being a savvy developer, I use PHP to perform lots of system operations (check system status, monitor logs, execute other text mode commands, etc). Lynx lets me develop a sophisticated text based interface for this and many other things, including aggregating content, in two of the languages I already know and allows me to access from a terminal. Additionally, I can access the same pages in a GUI web browser as well. use lynx several times a week. Sometimes I'm devoting the 50+megs firefox would take of my physical ram (i run with no swap) on a low end system and across an already taxed wifi network. Here, lynx is great. Since someone else mentioned something called links2, i'm open to an upgrade and am going to try it.
I use lynx from time to time. I've always got PuTTY sshed into a NetBSD box. It's useful if the network is a bit fried or I want to get some information from a marketing-heavy site and I'm at home on the PAYG 3G card.
Opera 10 may be a better solution for some low-bandwidth requirements, but the last time I tried it there was trouble with using http...
I occasionally use elinks, another text browser.
I use links2 both text and graphical on my HP Jornada (old pocket PC kind of a thing) and it's my most comfortable browser for that device. Runs fast on 200mhz and shows just enough to find help on some scripting or linux stuff. Works great with gmail mobile view.
I just want copy-paste to work and I call it my favourite :P