Internet surfing? Do it with console!

Who says you cannot do software applications via console?

Hmm? If you are using Linux operating system, it is possible to run applications via console. Yes it is! Before GUI’s were considered a necessity, software applications were run through terminal or command line.You want to search, chat, check your favorite social network sites? You can do it through console.

In my technical field, I am entail of doing things in console. Works, research, emails, even social networks, I have to do it with console.

But how? That’s the first question that comes in my mind when Sir Meric wants me to do all of that through console. I don’t have any idea on how to surf social networks via console. What I did is to research. And eureka! I found it! There’s a lot of ways in checking your social networks through terminal. And I want to share it with you.

First is, you have to install a text based web browsers:

For Ubuntu, links is my choice but in KahelOS, elinks will do:

What is elinks?

elinks is a text based web browser that let you surf internet using terminal or command line.

1.To install elinks, just type:
sudo pacman -S elinks

Once installed, you can now surf the internet.

2. To go to any website, type elinks <website name or URL>. Note that no images will be displayed but you will be able to see everything text-based on the screen.

Example: GOOGLE

I said a while ago that, we can do chat also through terminal. Yes its true! There’s a lot of instant messaging clients that will help us to chat via console and one of these clients is FINCH.

What is Finch?

Finch is a console-based IM program that lets you sign on to AIM, Jabber, MSN, Yahoo!, and other IM networks. It runs on Unixes.

How to start installing finch? Well, if you are using KahelOS, its very simple to install finch just type:

sudo pacman -S finch

Original Post by Ginalyn Apostol
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