best cli web browser & email programs

Pia pmikeal at
Thu Apr 26 15:26:33 EDT 2012

I love pine and lynx.  There are other pretty neat browsers out there you 
can try like links (spelled with an i instead of a y" and also w3m which 
is also a text based web browser that I think is great. elinks is another 
text browser.  Of course there is mutt for mail, but in the end I have to 
admit my favorite combo for me is the classic pine and lynx as you 

On Thu, 26 Apr 2012, 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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