Lynx (web browser)

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Original author(s)Lou Montulli, Michael Grobe, Charles Rezac
Developer(s)Thomas Dickey [Wikidata]
Initial release1992; 30 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

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".
  2. Dickey, Thomas (11 September 2015). "Lynx2.8.8 [sic]".
  3. Rakitin 1997.
  4. Legan 2001.
  5. Davies 2012.
  6. Paciello 2000, pp. 154–155.
  7. Legan 2002.

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