Browsh and Carbonyl, the return of the terminal browser

I can’t believe I haven’t made a post about  Browsh,

a fully-modern text-based browser. It renders anything that a modern browser can; HTML5, CSS3, JS, video and even WebGL. Its main purpose is to be run on a remote server and accessed via SSH/Mosh or the in-browser HTML service in order to significantly reduce bandwidth and thus both increase browsing speeds and decrease bandwidth costs.

Browsh is available as a single static binary on all major platforms. The only dependency is a recent 57+ version of Firefox.

Someone had to make a similar feat using Chromium, creating carbonyl, Chromium running inside your terminal

Carbonyl is a Chromium based browser built to run in a terminal. Read the blog post.

It supports pretty much all Web APIs including WebGL, WebGPU, audio and video playback, animations, etc..

It’s snappy, starts in less than a second, runs at 60 FPS, and idles at 0% CPU usage. It does not require a window server (i.e. works in a safe-mode console), and even runs through SSH.

Carbonyl originally started as html2svg and is now the runtime behind it.

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