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Some quick notes about it:
You have to compile it yourself.
It surprisingly has full mouse support, including wheel.
No "forward" in graphics mode.
It gives you a lot of control over UA and referrer.
It is good alternative to Dillo. Dillo renders better and is faster but Links is much more capable at this point.
It is not a good substitute for Mozilla.
This screen shot [cgi-fun.hypermart.net] shows how Links handles frames.
Check out the features page [atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz] for more info and screen shots.
Funny how tastes very, I really do not like the look and feel of lynx. I'll use it if I have to, but I like Links in text mode much better. I also think w3m does a good job with html.
I'm a fan of console apps, I like to do some stuff without X running sometimes for no other reason than I find it easy to concentrate without all the 'eye-candy' so my preferences run to:
I've yet to find a ssh client to replace ncftp though, although I like the idea I've never really got used upload/download using ssh.
However, links does not support cookie (at least in 0.9.7), which makes quite a few of sites (webmasterworld.com included??) useless. I've been using w3m now - it is small, has https and cookie support, and feels quite fast. Moreover, in the textarea, it can actaully calls up your favorite text editor (vim in this case). This is something I found that makes w3m very useable - imaging typing a long reply in lynx or links! Even though the networking code is not as good as links, but I think I can live with that. Btw, I am writing up this reply in w3m :)
Actually, there is a FTP front-end for SSH called "sftp". Grab the latest openssh, and it should be in there, at least it is in my Mandrake 8.2's openssh-3.1. It might not be as user-friendly as ncftp, but it uses FTP-like commands. Most importantly, you know that your session is encrypted by some strong cipher :)