Lynx 2.8.5rel.1


Lynx 2.8.5rel.1 is a very stable, fast, versatile and secure text browser for the Internet. It is released under the GNU GPL, and is free.

Lynx is the one standard text browser and an absolute must for web designers to check their websites for accessibility, and although many valid alternatives are appearing, Lynx still is a reference point. Graphical browsers who offer an emulation of text browsers (Opera, for example, does) are not an alternative you could rely on. Browsing the internet with a real text browser still is a huge difference! Try it out yourself!

I compiled the Lynx 2.8.5rel.1 installer for Windows NT/2000/XP and added two further stylesheets for Lynx.

The complete installation package contains:

A common problem with Lynx is that it has problems handling certain paths, but the included lynx.bat file overcomes this, and makes it possible to start lynx from any path, even containing spaces…


For the original location of the compiled Lynx 2.8.5rel.1 executable or the Lynx binaries for Cygwin visit

Look at the Lynx Homepage to find the source code.

Useful resources about Lynx on Win32 can be found via the following sites:


Here you can download:

last.update :: 2004.02.07