When comparing Safari vs Lynx, the Slant community recommends Safari for most people. In the question“What are the best desktop web browsers?” Safari is ranked 9th while Lynx is ranked 22nd.
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Pro Extremely fast
Pro Works elegantly in OSX
The rendering of the pages and the browser compatibility with OSX works smoothly, when compared to other browsers. Also you get very high battery life with Safari, when compared to Chrome.
Pro Sleek design
– No distraction stuff like favicons in tabs, all that borders, bevels and embosses in panels like in other browsers, no ugly shaped tabs.
– Neat adress bar.
– Good looking start “show all tabs” screen.
Pro iCloud syncing
Tabs, passwords, bookmarks and, history all sync across devices.
Pro Naturally well-suited to accessibility tools
Being a text-based browser, Lynx is easy to operate using text-to-speech or Braille tools for visually-impaired users.
Pro Still under active development
Lynx offers surprising compatibility with current WWW standards, including SSL/TLS.
Pro Oldest web-browser still in general use
Lynx was first released in 1992. Using it is one of the best hands-on ways to understand the history of the Web.
Con OSX only
Apple dropped Windows support after Safari 5.
While Safari er is currently available gratis (without monetary charge) on Mac OS X, it is currently not libre (meaning that it does not allow users to view the source code used to create, to modify that code, or to redistribute modifications) and is therefore neither free nor open-source software.
Con Poor support for new web technologies
Safari usually takes its time when it comes to adopting new and useful web technologies meaning that the user gets an inferior experience compared to other modern browsers.