Lynx: A Text Only Web Browser

May 30, 2010 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

Today I'm going to show you how to install the Lynx web browser in Ubuntu 10.04. Lynx is a text only web browser that runs from the Linux terminal.

Why install Lynx?

Why would you want to run a browser like this? Well, the reason I run it is because it shows you how a website looks to a search engine bot. Read more

Windows Web Browser Shootout

May 19, 2009 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: firefox, windows 

With the arrival of the Mozilla Firefox 3.5 Beta I figured it was a good time to run some benchmarks on the major web browsers available for Windows. I chose to run the Acid3 Test and Google's V8 Benchmark. The Acid3 Test checks to see if a browser properly renders a page according to web standards. The V8 Benchmark is a test of JavaScript execution speed. I know there are more exhaustive benchmarks available, notably SunSpider and Peacekeeper.  Both of those take quite a bit of time to execute and I didn't feel like it would add much value to the rating. Read more