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Because you it's better
Authored by: babbage on Apr 10, '01 06:05:11PM
Yeah, OSX does provide a really beautiful GUI system, but it's a hell of a bloated one, too.
Sometimes I just need to get to one site, download a file, and I'm done. IE is a hell of a
resource hog on my little iMac. Sometimes I'll be directed to an article I'd like to read,
or I want to download a file from the web, or, as a web developer, I just want to see how
pages I'm writing look on a text only browser (like, effectively, AvantGo on a Palm Pilot).
And as another commenter noted, they're de rigeur over an ssh session.

The GUI is beautiful, yes, but there is more than one way to do things for a reason.
Sometimes firing up the big pretty web browser isn't the fastest way to get things done...

That said, the closest binaries on the links site seemed to be for FreeBSD, which didn't
work on OSX. I'm assuming I have to build it from source then? I don't seem to have a
compiler available -- does that have to come from the developers tools disc? Hmm....

Open source is cool & all, but I hate having to build thorny packages. I hope this one
is relatively painless....

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