Thomas E. Dickey is a world-class Unix hacker/developer. While he is best known for his work with the Mozilla project, he has worked on such projects as NetSec, SSL, Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD. He has been a main contributor to the Open Source operating system, as well as working on the X Window server and the Python programming language. Lynx is a very versatile World-Wide-Web browser for use on both Unix and VPS platforms that are connected via cursor-friendly, character-cell terminals or graphical interface emulators, typically using the Windows interface.
Users of lynx can browse the Web and view files, run applications, access RSS feeds, store data and more using their current document format. This application can be used for viewing Word documents, PDF files, HTML documents, Power Point presentations, e-books, screen shots, audio files, video clips, music files and many other file formats. One feature of the lynx browser, which comes in handy for the neophyte user is the built-in help function. It is simple to use and can be customized by pressing the "help" button that is located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. One feature that is useful but not necessary is the built-in password protection feature; having an external password protection software program may prove to be useful in case some of your friends or coworkers forget their login information.