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My question is probably odd and advance apologies if this is the wrong place for it, but I donít know where else to turn.
I am a Windows user and although I have experimented with Linux, I have very little understanding of it and have never succeeded in getting it to work for me. After various attempts, I got discouraged and basically gave up. Because of my location, I am stuck on dial-up and that has also been a problem, since it simply isnít possible for me to download huge packages, which most things these days seem to be.
Recently, I have been using a Windows version of Links to achieve acceptable browsing speeds. The text-only version works very well, but is limited in several ways and I have been trying to get the graphics version (links-g.exe) working under Windows. From what I have read, I understand that I need a Windows version of X Windows in order to do this. I have downloaded and installed both cygwin-x (took most of a day) and xming but I cannot figure out how to get links-g to work with either one. I seem to just be going around in circles. Iím sure it is something simple but I cannot find any documentation that clearly explains what I need to do. Everything I can find seems to assume an understanding of Linux that I do not have.
Would anyone be willing to explain, in baby steps, what I actually have to do to get Links-g to work under Windows? Your reward will be my eternal gratitude.
Lynx, or links, is not built for gui. Its built for text. Someone may have attempted a GUI to Text to GUI with links-g, but honestly, its not worth the trouble. I have no experience with links-g, but lynx works fine with me on linux. Try Google-Chrome as a webbrowser. Never again use firefox or ie, wastes of time they are.
You didn't say which version of links you were running. I found a version at "Twibright Labs". The win32 binary package (from here), appears to work without X windows. I found you need to pass -g on the command line to start it though, otherwise it doesn't actually open a window.