Are you tired of heavy, bulky browsers clogging up your bandwidth and slowing down your already throttling computer?
Are you unable to install or use a browser on your computer because your system administrator is a sociopath?
Is your dark terminal your only window to the world?
So I have faith in you! It is called carbonyl And it is designed to work in Chromium based browser terminal. Yes, you read that right, a browser in a terminal!
Yes, I know, I used the title of the article wrong, but it’s crazy and mind you, it has nothing to do with linux or anything like that!
With Carbonyl, you can surf the web, watch videos and run code securely thanks to its REST communication protocol and encryption via HTTPS.
In addition to being fast, Carbonyl is lightweight and doesn’t require a window manager (such as Server X…). It also works over SSH and comes with full support for all web APIs including WebGL, WebGPU, audio and video playback, animations and more.
Carbon has nifty features like a terminal-optimized layout, sub-second startup speed, 60 FPS frame rate, and absolutely zero CPU usage when you’re doing nothing (this isn’t the case with Chrome or Firefox).
Carbonil works on Linux, macOS, and Windows, and if you’re a Linux user, you’ll need dependencies like Chromium. Fans of MacOS and Windows can directly download the bundled versions corresponding to their OS On the Carbonyl Github page.
You can install it with npm:
npm install --global carbonyl carbonyl https://korben.info
Or directly via Docker:
docker run --rm -ti fathyb/carbonyl https://korben.info
Even Braush, which I already told you about, runs in headless mode and uses custom styles for layout. So it is slightly less light and faster than carbonyl.
Carbonyl’s only limitation is that it doesn’t support fullscreen mode. However, that shouldn’t hold you back too much, I don’t think.
In short, if you want to browse zinterwebzzz without ever leaving your damn terminal, carbonyl Created for you.