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Uzbl: a browser that complies with the Unix philosophy (github.com)
3 points by bkudria on Apr 25, 2009 | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments

This stems from a three page[1] discussion on the Arch Linux forums. And there are the five pages[2] discussing its developement.

It could turn out pretty good, as the *box window managers compare to heavy desktop environments. It could also turn out pretty bad, like if someone thought emacs was too kitchen-sinky and so rebuilt TECO.

[1] http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=67463

[2] http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=70700

It's amusing to see that for the author the unix philosophy means that it comes with no convenience features.

The problem, imo, is that his browser is still made to be used by humans. I see interesting uses for it though, for instance it could relieve the pain of parsing html with a script.

I believe browsers do one thing and one thing well, and that's browse the web.

That's pretty vague. "Browsing the Web" includes and is not limited to:

- Watching videos - Listening to music - E-mail - Word processing/spreadsheets/etc - Video/audio calls - HN and other discussion sites - Blogs

The Web itself has become highly generalized, to the point where a Unix-style Web browser seems superficial. It seems to be little more than a cleaner and more extensible browser design.

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