best cli web browser & email programs

Littlefield, Tyler tyler at
Thu Apr 26 11:13:17 EDT 2012

pine and mutt are both still common solutions.
As for browsing, there's a lot you can't do still. edbrowse, w3m and 
elinks are all good (and some do some things better than others), but 
not amazing and there's still a lot of stuff they won't work with.
On 4/26/2012 8:27 AM, John Heim wrote:
> My netbook broke down and I'm thinking of going back to the linux 
> command line & speakup on a computer on a board (something like a 
> Raspberry Pie). Instead of buying a new computer, I was thinking of 
> using one of the under powered machines I can get for free and then 
> using speakup. It would have the advantage that ssh would be rock 
> solid and that's what I need the most when I'm on the road. What web 
> browser and email program do people prefer?
> I used to use pine as my primary mail program. That was a few years 
> ago though. I mean, I used pine even on a system with a GUI.  How 
> about mutt? Anybody like that?
> Then for browser, I've used lynx and edbrowse but only for testing 
> purposes. If I work at it, can I get proficient enough to browse the 
> web about as easily as I would in a GUI?
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