Lynx (web browser)

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Lynx
An older version of this article displayed in Lynx
An older version of this article displayed in Lynx
Original author(s)Lou Montulli, Michael Grobe, Charles Rezac
Developer(s)Thomas Dickey (Wikidata)
Initial release1992; 27 years ago (1992)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inISO C
Operating systemUnix-like,[1] DOS, Windows[2]
Available inEnglish
TypeText-based web browser
LicenseGNU GPLv2
Websitelynx.invisible-island.net

Lynx is a customizable text-based web browser for use on cursor-addressable character cell terminals.[3][4] As of January 2019, it is the oldest web browser still in general use and active development,[5] having started in 1992.

History[change | change source]

Lynx was a product of the Distributed Computing Group within Academic Computing Services of the University of Kansas.[6][7] It was first created in 1992 by a team of students and staff at the university (Lou Montulli, Michael Grobe and Charles Rezac) as a hypertext browser. It was used only to distribute campus information as part of a Campus-Wide Information Server. It was also used for browsing the Gopher space.

References[change | change source]

  1. Nelson, H. (24 April 1999). "Lynx Installation Guide". lynx.invisible-island.net.
  2. Dickey, Thomas (11 September 2015). "Lynx2.8.8 [sic]". lynx.invisible-island.net.
  3. Rakitin 1997.
  4. Legan 2001.
  5. Davies 2012.
  6. Paciello 2000, pp. 154-155.
  7. Legan 2002.

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