Look closely at these two screenshots. Very closely.
That’s it. Move in closer. Closer. Now, what’s wrong with those pictures? I’ll tell you: There are thumbnail images injected into the text page.
And just to be clear, that is this machine running without X, in a strictly framebuffer environment.
What fresh hell is this?! 👿 Who approved such an abomination? What’s next, dogs and cats living together? Blasphemy!
And I know what you’re thinking right now: This must be some kind of April Fools joke. No, no joke. The world has truly gone mad.
w3m is no joke; I’ve been back and forth between that and elinks more than once in my short time as a Linux enthusiast.
But I won’t dwell too long on it. Mostly because a couple years ago I put together a longer and more detailed analysis, along with some competition.
And really, while the images are kind of cute, I miss fun stuff from elinks that w3m doesn’t seem to have yet. Or maybe I’ve just never looked deep enough. … 😐
Give it a shot though. It renders fast enough and without undue stress at 500Mhz against a Rage Mobility video card. What it can do at slower speeds is open to interpretation. 😉