When comparing w3m vs Min, the Slant community recommends Min for most people. In the question“What are the best web browsers for Linux?” Min is ranked 5th while w3m is ranked 20th.
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Pro Support for several elements not found in terminal browsers
Although w3m is primarily a text-based web browser which runs inside the terminal, it supports and renders several elements which other terminal-based browsers cannot like images, tables, tabs or frames.
Pro Available as emacs plugin
W3m can also be downloaded as an emacs plugins to be used as a fast web browser that runs inside emacs.
Pro Minimal design
Pro Open source
Built with Electron using JS & CSS.
Pro Built in AdBlock
Pro Built-in tracker protection
Prevents automatic loading of cookies as well.
Con Steep learning curve
Being a terminal web browser w3m has a certain learning curve because you need to learn the keystrokes and different commands.
Con Lacks basic navigation buttons
No backward or forward buttons makes it a bit cumbersome to navigate.
Con No MIMEtypes defined or added
Won't open or even download Microsoft Office documents.