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Re: lynx-dev LYNX: re wyse terminals (in lynx help): is wyse BEST dumb t

From: David Combs
Subject: Re: lynx-dev LYNX: re wyse terminals (in lynx help): is wyse BEST dumb terminal?
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 14:15:00 -0700
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On Sat, Aug 26, 2000 at 04:56:59PM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 26, 2000 at 01:39:40PM -0700, David Combs wrote:
> > Suppose I want to get some "dumb" terminals for my sun box
> > ("dumb" == but I can jump around via eg VI, TRN, LYNX, etc)
> ...
> > And, where would one BUY one or a few?
> I see occasional ads on comp.terminals, some point to websites (I haven't
> looked closely at those for a while - no URLs handy).
> > Price?
> as cheap as $30 I gather, but perhaps more like $150 for something nice.
> (used, that is).
> > PS: Oh, why IS wyse mentioned in lynx-help?  Because it is screwy
> > on lynx, or because it is super-good on lynx?
> the former.  A wyse50 has the magic-cookie feature which makes it awkward
> to render video attributes.  (Some curses implementations simply refrain
> from rendering bold, etc., ncurses has some - ahem - experiment code for
> that purpose).

Thanks for the INSTANT response -- nice thing about being
connected all the time.   Not possible for shell account via

Ok, will add comp.terminals to my .newsrc; didn't know there
was such a thing...

QUESTION: what brands would YOU suggest as NOT being
screwy in some way?   



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