The Web Browser Information Project
June 1999 - June 2000

Notes about Web Browsers

1.0 Notes on Browsers
0 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

2.0 Notes on Browsers for Palmtops & Handhelds
Notes on Browsers for Palmtops & Handhelds

Here are some notes on some of the browsers listed on the browser list. They have either been written by the author, or are from contributors to the list. Please note that every attempt has been made to make them as objective as possible.


1.0 Individual Notes on Web Browsers


1X

Web browser for Windows 95/NT. Made by Scientific Traveller International.

Supports PNG graphic file format: all versions; read-only; no transparency support as of version 0.12b; reportedly broken OBJECT support; may require ActiveX for all features.


1X takes about 1.4MB of hard disk space (I use it)
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Activator(tm)

Internet Exploer Engine based Browser. Runs under Windows 95/98/NT


We have a very successful browser which is picking up steam, Activator(tm).

http://www.contentcontrol.com
http://www.rleeheath.com

It has a client server remote access manager option and built-in portal with safe internet browsing. A new version 5.0 is nearing release. It is built on the IE engine but has many more unique features.

Version 5.0 will be a secure replacement desktop for Windows as well as a standalone safe internet solution.


http://www.contentcontrol.com/

main contact information
You may write us directly at the following addresses:
R. Lee Heath
2555 Victor Avenue, Suite 602, Glenview, Illinois 60025-4866 USA
email: support@contentcontrol.com
tel: 847-729-7522 fax: 847-729-9719

[Source: http://www.contentcontrol.com/ (November 27, 1999)]

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Adamas

needs Draconis (TCP/IP stack)

http://dc2.uni-bielefeld.de/atari/edracon.htm


Commercial browser for Atari

Even though Atari Corp. died a number of years ago, the operating system (called TOS/GEM) is still developed under license, and Atari clones and other hardware are still being made. It is a small market somewhat similar to the Amiga, although probably with fewer users (like the Amiga, most of them in Europe).

There are two other commercial browsers for TOS/GEM: Adamas from Germany, and WenSuite from France. Adamas is currently at v1.62; WenSuite, v3.11. However, unlike CAB, these two browsers do not meet your criteria for inclusion because they are not currently available in English (Adamas will be soon).

Adamas is the Browser, Draconis is the TCP/IP and Dialer

http://www.draconis-pro.de/


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AIR Mosaic

One of the many names that Spry Mosaic was sold under. An ancient Windows 3.1 program with a dialer. No longer used.


Spry Mosaic: (Also known as Mosaic 95, Mosaic in a Box for Windows 95, SPRY Mosaic 4.0 and/or AIR Mosaic. This thing used to change names and web sites every couple of months and now appears to be completely dead.)

Please see Spry Mosaic


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Amaya

The World Wide Web Consortium's official demonstration web browser.

http://www.w3.org/Amaya


Amaya takes about 9.4MB of hard disk space (I use it)

Supports PNG graphic file format.

(Unix/X, Windows 9x/NT) - all versions; read-only; binary transparency (colormapped images only); no support for full alpha channels; partially broken gamma support; good OBJECT support; reportedly poor dithering in 8-bit modes. (This is the W3C's testbed web client for new HTML, CSS and XML features. It has both browsing and authoring [HTML-editing] capabilities, and it can create client-side image maps on inline PNGs.)


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Amaya

Port of Mosaic for Amiga.

http://www.omnipresence.com/amosaic/
http://www.omnipresence.com


Supports PNG graphic file format.

http://www.omnipresence.com/amosaic/2.0/Developers.html ~ Developers

[AMosaic development team] (Amiga) - any version via a PNG DataType (see the miscellaneous apps page for a couple); read-only; requires MUI


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aMozillaX

Port of Mozzila for Amiga that will run under X.

Please see Mozilla.


Supports PNG graphic file format. - all versions; read-only. (NEW 19990701 link from Andreas Kleinert)

Amiga 68k/PPC


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AOL

Web browser used for America OnLine service. Is only used by users of America Online--it has features for the proprietary services that only AOL offers.

http://www.aol.com

Current Versions (August 1999):

  • Windows 3.1: 4.0
  • Windows 95: 4.0
  • Windows 98: 4.0
  • Windows NT 3.51:
  • Windows NT 4.0:
  • Mac: 4.0
  • Linux:
  • Other:

Older Versions (August 1999):

  • Windows 3.1: 3.0
  • Windows 95: 3.0
  • Windows 98: 3.0
  • Windows NT 3.51:
  • Windows NT 4.0:
  • Mac: 3.0
  • Linux:
  • Other:

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AOL

Web browser used for America-OnLine/Compuserve service.

http://www.aol.com


Current Versions (August 1999):

  • Windows 3.1: CS
  • Windows 95: 2000
  • Windows 98: 2000
  • Windows NT 3.51: 4.0
  • Windows NT 4.0: 4.0
  • Mac: PPC" 68K
  • Linux:
  • Other:

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  • Windows 3.1:
  • Windows 95: 4.0
  • Windows 98: 4.0
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AOL

Web browser used for America-OnLine/Netscape service. An adapted version of Netscape.

http://www.aol.com

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Acorn Browse

Browser for Acorn graphics workstations. Acorn graphics workstations run RISC OS uing the ARM processor. Only available for Acorn. Full PNG graphic format support (in addition to GIF and JPG).

Acorn graphics workstations are mostly found in Britain.

http://www.acorn.org


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ANT Fresco

Only avaialable for Acorn (platform). Made by ANT in Britain.

http://www.ant.co.uk/prod/inetbroch/fresco2.html
http://www.ant.co.uk/

http://www.infoworld.com/cgi-bin/displayArchives.pl?960320.oraclepicksbrowser.htm

Supports PNG graphic file format. - all versions; read-only.

This is the browser chosen for Oracle's Network Computer


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AOLPress

Web page editor with web preview: included in this list because someone sent me an e-mail about it.


combination browser editor. You are in browsing and editing mode. Free. Still my favorite for editing.

windows 95/98 3.1

It used to be available for UNIX. but that's not on their page anymore

They say its available for Mac but the link goes to the PC. Maybe it's just that their site is screwed up. I'm gonna write them.

Philisophically it's equally a browser and editor. I personally think this is the right way to do it.

From a practical point of view, people wouldn't use it to browse because it's a bit old and doesn't support java or javascript as far as I can see. But that's just because it hasn't been updated recently. It used to be by GNN and progress stopped when or shortly after AOL bought them out. Pity.


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Arachne

Great DOS based graphical browser.

http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=000Q41&b= - Version 1.42
http://arachne.browser.org/
http://xch.arachne.cz/


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ArcWeb

Only avaialable for Acorn (platform). Made by Stewart Brodie

http://www.dsse.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~snb94r/arcweb/l
http://www.dsse.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~snb94r/

Supports PNG graphic file format. - version 1.70 and later; read-only


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Arena

The World Wide Web Consortium's old official demonstration web browser. Now obsolete but development still slowly continues, as it was taken over by Yggdrasil.

http://www.yggdrasil.com/Products/Arena/
http://www.yggdrasil.com


I'm not sure what your criterion for "obsolete" is, but Mosaic has been dead for years, and Arena is pretty much dead. I guess they're still usable in some sense, but I don't know of anyone who actually *does* use them.

Arena development was taken over by Yggdrasil after beta-3c.


(Unix/X)

Supports PNG graphic file format: - version 0.98b and later; read-only; full gamma and alpha support; full 16/48-bit PNG image support; progressive display of pages but not of individual images. (As of beta-3b, W3C development stopped in favor of Amaya, above; an Internet-based development team hosted at Yggdrasil's site took over. But that effort appears to have died, too, as of March 1998; a final, minimally changed version 0.3.62 was released in November 1998. PNG support is [partly?] broken in version 0.3.07 and later, but beta-3b is still available.)


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Ariadna

Windows 95/NT. Made by AMSD.

http://www.ariadna.ru/Eng/
http://www.amsd.com/eng/
http://www.ariadna.ru/Rus/proceed.htm ~ NT and Alpha version

Supports PNG graphic file format. - version 1.2 and later; read-only. (NT/Alpha and Russian versions also available.)


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The AVANTI Browser

Developed specifically for people with disabilities.

Developed by the AVANTI Project, this browser provides for some of the diverse needs of elderly and disabled people and covers a range of disability-specific requirements. Lexical and syntactic adaptations of user interface, scanning for switch devices, speech output. No demonstration available.

http://www.avanti-acts.org/html/detail/userint.htm
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AWeb

Available for Amiga


Supports PNG graphic file format.

- any version via a PNG DataType (see the miscellaneous apps page for a couple), but better and faster support via the AWebPNG plug-in (progressive display, gamma correction, transparency and 24-bit support; 40k; included with AWeb 3.2 and later); read-only; does not require MUI. Note that the AWebPNG plug-in was the third most popular Amiga download during March 1998--outstanding! (Click here if link breaks.)

also http://www.amitrix.com/aweb.html ~ plug-in info provided by Mathew R. Ignash, mignash@rust.net


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AWeb-II

Available for Amiga


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Bobcat

A reduced version of Lynx for DOS, 8086 and up

Also see Lynx

http://www.fdisk.com/doslynx/bobcat.htm


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Braillesurf

Developed specifically for people with disabilities.

A braille and speech browser under development by the Braillenet project (French language) Speech output, braille support. Demonstration available.

http://www.braillenet.jussieu.fr/surf.htm
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BrookesTalk

Developed specifically for people with disabilities.

This browser under development by Oxford Brookes University focuses on facilitating intelligent web-searching. Speech output, screen-magnification; Demonstration available.

http://www.brookes.ac.uk/speech/
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BrownIE

There was a Windows (I think Win31) freeware browser called BrownIE.
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proabably totally obsolete now



Browse

Only available for Acorn (platform).

http://www.acorn.com/browser/
http://www.acorn.com

Supports PNG graphic file format: all versions; read-only; full alpha support in version 1.25 and later (including RGBA backgrounds, blended with BGCOLOR); full gamma support; progressive display of interlaced images


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CAB (Crystal Atari Browser)

http://www.tu


Even though Atari Corp. died a number of years ago, the operating system (called TOS/GEM) is still developed under license, and Atari clones and other hardware are still being made. It is a small market somewhat similar to the Amiga, although probably with fewer users (like the Amiga, most of them in Europe).

Commercial Browser

The most popular browser for TOS/GEM is CAB (Crystal Atari Browser). The Mac version is called iCab (which of course is included in your list). CAB is currently at v2.7, with support for HTML 3.2 and frames; its approximate size is 500K. (Notice the correct spelling for CAB and iCab.)

http://homepages.hrz.tu-darmstadt.de/%7Eaclauss/Atari_CAB.html
http://www.cix.co.uk/~inactive/inactive/software/cab.htm

CAB 1.5 is freeware, anything above 1.5 is commercial.

See also iCAB


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Chameleon WebSurfer

Versions for Mac (68K):
Chameleon WebSurfer 3.6.1

This product has apparently been discontinued.

http://www.netmanage.com/

Darrel E. Knutson ~ Macintosh Browsers, August 2, 1999]

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ConversaWeb

Very useful for people with diabilities

Voice-activated browser allowing spoken selection of links using "saycons".

Windows 95, NT, 98

http://www.speechtechnology.com/otherspeech/conversaweb_n.html
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Charlotte

Runs under VM mode on IBM mainframes such as the S/390 series.


Charlotte is a text-only web browser for VM/CMS.

More information is available at:
http://vmdev.gpl.ibm.com/download/packages/descript.cgi?CHARLOTT

The download (in VM archive format) is at:
http://vmdev.gpl.ibm.com/download/packages/charlott.vmarc

The license agreement (for proper placement in your table structure) is at:
http://vmdev.gpl.ibm.com/download/license.html

  • [Source: Robert Philhower, IBM T.J. Watson Research Laboratory, Yorktown, NY (August 24, 1999)]

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ConversaWeb

Very useful for people with diabilities

Voice-activated browser allowing spoken selection of links using "saycons".

Windows 95, NT, 98

http://www.speechtechnology.com/otherspeech/conversaweb_n.html
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CSi CompuServe software

WinCIM / `CSi CompuServe software' [CompuServe]

PNG graphic file support: (Windows 3.x) - version 2.0.1 and later; read-only; progressive display of interlaced images (replicating method)


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Cyberdog

Cyberdog for Macintosh

Modular software allows you to custom configure the interface however you like it

http://www.cyberdog.org

This is Apple's discontinued "OpenDoc" browser. It is now maintained by a bunch of volunteers.

http://www.cyberdog.org


Versions for Mac:
CyberDog 1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1 PPC, 2.0

68k/PPC. This is Apple's discontinued "OpenDoc" browser.

http://cyberdog.apple.com/download/dodownload.html - Apple has since shut down this server.


Thank you for your note about adding Cyberdog to your list of browsers. I would point out a few things about your list however.

Firstly, Cyberdog does not have a capital "D" in the middle of its name. A point made strongly by the developers when I talked to them several years ago.

Secondly, Cyberdog should probably be listed as "N96+!" because Apple stopped development of it in Dec(?) of 1996, it does have extra features (you already had the "+" sign, of course), and because it requires OpenDoc to run. So, users need to know about that special requirement.

Also, the link you have for downloading is defunct. It points to Apple's own server, which has been closed. You should replace it with "http://cyberdog.org/dogbones/" or "ftp://ftp.cyberdog.org/cybie/download/" so people can find the archives. I can even tell you that the download size is approximately 2.6 MB (that is only approx., but it's close) for either version--68K or PPC.


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DaniBrowser

DaniBrowser/1.0 (Macintosh; I; PPC) - I can find no references to this beast, except in log files

Darrel E. Knutson ~ Macintosh Browsers, August 2, 1999]

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Dreamweaver

Web page editor with web preview: included in this list because someone sent me an e-mail about it.

Made by MacroMedia. Available for Windows, Macintosh.

http://www.macromedia.com



Dry Ice

Dry Ice [Free Amiga Organization] (Amiga 68k)

Supports PNG - all versions; read-only; coming November 1999.

http://www.freeamiga.org/dryice.html


DryIce never made it. Aborted before birth.
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DryIce never made it. Aborted before birth.



eWorldBrowser

Versions for Mac:
eWorld Browser 1.02

This is the browser that Intercon made for Apple's now defunct eWorld online service. It worked only in conjunction with the eWorld client software.

Darrel E. Knutson ~ Macintosh Browsers, August 2, 1999]

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EIAD

Developed specifically for people with disabilities.

A browser from Sarsfield Solutions which provides enhancements specifically for people with special needs and learning difficulties. Touch-screen, simplified language interface. No demonstration available.

http://gippsnet.com.au/eiad/browser.htm
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EmacSpeak

Developed specifically for people with disabilities.

The speech-enabled environment for EMACS, runs under UNIX or LINUX, includes full web browsing capabilities through W3. Speech output, simple keyboard interface. Free download available.

http://cs.cornell.edu/home/raman/emacspeak/
http://www.cs.indiana.edu/elisp/w3/download.html


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Enhanced Mosaic

See also SpyGlass Mosaic

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Enhanced_Mosaic/2.01 Mac_PowerPC PSI/1 - who made this one?

[Source: Darrel E. Knutson ~ Macintosh Browsers, August 2, 1999]

I'm not sure what your criterion for "obsolete" is, but Mosaic has been dead for years, and Arena is pretty much dead. I guess they're still usable in some sense, but I don't know of anyone who actually *does* use them.


Enhanced Mosaic v2.1 from Spyglass is shipped with OpenVMS.

Distributed as a binary free of charge.


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grail

Versions for Mac:
grail 0.3b3, 0.3

grail is a Python-based browser which required tcl/tk for the GUI. It requires Tcl from Sun Microsystems and Python, a development system. Infomation about these products can be found on the grail pages.

Made by CRNI

http://www.cnri.reston.va.us/ ~ CRNI
http://darrel.knutson.com/mac/www/img/grail-ani.gif
http://grail.cnri.reston.va.us/grail/info/macintosh.html

Darrel E. Knutson ~ Macintosh Browsers, August 2, 1999]

Grail [Corporation for National Research Initiatives]

PNG graphic file support: (Unix/X) - version 0.3b3 and later via the Python Imaging Library (PIL); read-only. (0.3b2 supports PNG via a simple patch from Andre Derrick Balsa. Mac and Windows ports coming after the corresponding Tk ports are done.)


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HomePageReader

Developed specifically for people with disabilities.

The new speech-based browser from IBM, using Netscape as its engine. Speech output, simple keyboard interface based on number-pad. Demonstration available.

http://www.austin.ibm.com/sns/hpr.html
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HotDog

Web page editor with web preview: included in this list because someone sent me an e-mail about it.

Made by Sausage Software

http://www.sausagesoftware.com


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HotJava

Developed by Sun Microsystems to showcase Java applets, but it is a fully functional web browser.

http://www.sun.com


Current Versions (August 1999):

  • Windows 3.1:
  • Windows 95: 3.0
  • Windows 98: 3.0
  • Windows NT 3.51: 3.0
  • Windows NT 4.0: 3.0
  • Mac: 3.0
  • Linux: 3.0
  • Other: 3.0

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IBrowse

Available for Amiga


iBrowse [HiSOFT Systems]

PNG graphic file support: (Amiga) - version 1.2 and later natively, or any previous version via a PNG DataType (see the miscellaneous apps page for a couple); read-only; requires MUI 3.8 or later; full alpha support? progressive display


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IBrowser

Available for Amiga


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iCab

See also CAB for Atari.


Versions for Mac:
iCab 1.0p1, 1.0p2, 1.0p3, 1.0p4, 1.0p5

An exciting new browser from Germany. From the team that produced the CAB browser for Atari. This browser looks very promising and takes very little RAM. This may become the dominant browser for the Macintosh platform!

http://www.icab.de/
http://www.icab.de/download.html


And iCab is approximately a 1 MB download (actually only about 800 or 900 KB depending on version, but "less than 1 MB" is close enough).


iCab [Alexander Clauss / iCab]

PNG graphic file support: (Mac 68k/PPC) - all versions? read-only; reportedly full alpha support; no gamma support; no progressive display


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Innerworld BBS Software

RE: Other Programs that can Browse the Web

Innerworld BBS Software hase a internal webbrowser...
http://www.carbonstreet.com


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Internet Explorer

Browser made by Microsoft.

IE 4.01 and up supports OCX browsers that can use IE as the engine to drive them. Current version is 5.0 in August 1999.

http://www.microsoft.com
http://www.microsoft.com/ie


Current Versions (August 1999):

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Versions available for Mac:
Internet Explorer 2.0.1, 3.0, 3.0a, 3.0.1, 4.0p1, 4.0, 4.0a, 4.0.1, 4.5

Although not a port of the Windows product, this program shows Microsoft development of the original Mosaic code.

Darrel E. Knutson ~ Macintosh Browsers, August 2, 1999]

Internet Explorer [Microsoft]

PNG graphic file format support: (Windows 9x/NT, Solaris/X, HP-UX/X) - version 4.0b1 and later; read-only; broken alpha support in 4.0b2 through 5.0 (simple transparency only, with bad threshold for full transparency, and only for palette images; non-palette images are rendered fully opaque against a gray background); full gamma support in 4.0b2 and later; progressive display of interlaced images in 4.0 and later (replicating method); broken OBJECT support (only if "Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins" security preference enabled; adds unnecessary scrollbars; renders all OBJECTs in nested set, not just outermost). Note that Microsoft claims MSIE 4.0 ``does not include the functionality to view .png files,'' which presumably refers to its inability to display a stand-alone PNG (i.e., one that is simply referenced via a link or opened from disk--it can view one that is inlined on an HTML page via an IMG tag just fine); this is fixed in 5.0. Note also that the Macintosh version (including 4.5) and the Windows 3.x version have no PNG support at all.


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Internet Plus Professional

Win 95, 98, NT

http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=000PK7&b= - Version 1.0


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IntraDOS

Text mode HTML Browser for DOS-Based Intranet

for DOS. offline browser.

http://www.mindspring.com/~cmcork3/id14.htm


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IProbe

For Amiga

http://www.diku.dk/students/duff/IProbe.html

[http://www.diku.dk/students/duff/ - Allan "Duff" Odgaard]

PNG graphic file format support: (Amiga) - all versions; read-only; coming. (See also his HTMLview MUI class, whose demo program may include PNG-viewing capability.)


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kfm

web/file browser that comes with KDE 1.x (K Desktop Environment)

Will read PNG graphic files.


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Knots

Graphical HTML browser for DOS

for DOS. offline browser.

ftp://ftp.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/msdos/html/knots2_0.zip


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konqueror

web/file browser that comes with KDE 1.x (K Desktop Environment)

I belive it will be shipped with KDE 2.x


web/file browser that comes with KDE 1.x (K Desktop Environment)

Will read PNG graphic files.


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Lynx

UNIX text-only console Web Browser (one of the originals)

Binaries are available for DOS (DJGPP) and Win32 ports, as well as VMS.

Pages for source code versions: 2.82 2.82 2.82

http://lynx.browser.org http://sol.slcc.edu/lynx/release
ftp://lynx.isc.org/lynx-2.8.2


Current Versions (August 1999):

Older Versions (August 1999):

  • Windows 3.1:
  • Windows 95:
  • Windows 98:
  • Windows NT 3.51:
  • Windows NT 4.0:
  • Mac:
  • Linux:
  • Other:

For non-commercial Atari browsers, there is also a fairly up-to-date Lynx port, and the client NEWSie has a built-in text-based browser.

http://www.crl.com/%7Esubir/lynx/platforms.html#atari


MiNT (netBSD clone for the Atari)
Lynx (text based, for MiNT)

ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/atari/mint/network/


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MacLynx

Obsolete but still available. An adaptation of Lynx for 68k Mac.

Please also see Lynx

http://www.lirmm.fr/%7gutkneco/maclynx/download.html
http://www.lirmm.fr/%7gutkneco/


Versions for Mac:
MacLynx1.0a3, 1.0b1

based on Lynx 2.7.1. This browser is fast, but text only.

Written by: Oliver Gutknecht

Darrel E. Knutson ~ Macintosh Browsers, August 2, 1999]

MacLynx is able to optionally read either full page texts or any selected link individually (if Apple's Text-To-Speech software is also installed), and is navigable via the keyboard just like the original Lynx--disability support, is my point.

Also, because MacLynx is actually based on the Lynx code-base, would it not be appropriate to list Lynx as running on Macs? Obviously, you may wish to leave it as a separate entry as well, since it is quite a variation. But, if you do, you should probably also list DOSlynx and some of the other variations on the Lynx code-base.


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MacWeb

Versions for Mac:
MacWeb 1.1.2, 2.0

This product has been discontinued and is no longer available. A few sites have the 68k version available.

Was made by Tradewave.

http://www.tradewave.com/

Darrel E. Knutson ~ Macintosh Browsers, August 2, 1999]

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MacWWW

Versions for Mac:
MacWWW 1.0, 1.0.3

aka Samba, very primitive, but what can you expect from the first Mac Web browser?

Was coded by CERN

[Very obsolete!]

http://www.cern.ch/
ftp://mirror.apple.com/mirrors/mac.archive.umich.edu/util/comm/macwww1.03.cpt.hqx
ftp://ftp.tisl.ukans.edu/pub/projects/UNITE/Mac/MacWWW/MacWWW_1.00.hqx

Darrel E. Knutson ~ Macintosh Browsers, August 2, 1999]

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Marco Polo

Developed specifically for people with disabilities.

A plug-in for Netscape Navigator from Sonicon with speech and auditory icons. Speech output, audio icons, simple keyboard interface. Demonstration available.

http://www.webpresence.com/sonicon/marcopolo/
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WebsurfACE

Windows 95 and NT only. Uses the OCX capability of the >IE 4 to build a new shell over IE. Needs IE 4 or greater.

Maintained by Steve Kemp(www.tardis.ed.ac.uk/~skx/win/MDIExplorer.html)

www.tardis.ed.ac.uk/~skx/win/MDIExplorer.html


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Minuet (Minnesota INternet Users Essential Tool)

Minnesota Internet Users Essential Tool, Text / graphical multi-function client for DOS

http://www.fdisk.com/doslynx/minuet/
ftp://rtfm.mit.edu:/pub/usenet/news.answers/minuet-faq

  • [Source: Dave Ratti (August 6, 1999; December 28, 1999)]

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mmm

PythonTk web browser

http://pauillac.inria.fr/~rouaix/mmm/about.html


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mMosiac

Derived from XMosaic 2.7b4, supports tables and other tags. Adds some multithreading. Intent is to re-enable Multicast use.

http://www-sig.enst.fr/~dauphin/mMosaic/platform.html


I'm not sure what your criterion for "obsolete" is, but Mosaic has been dead for years, and Arena is pretty much dead. I guess they're still usable in some sense, but I don't know of anyone who actually *does* use them.


Older Versions (August 1999):


mMosaic [Dauphin Gilles / NCSA X Mosaic Team]

PNG graphic file support: (Unix/X) - all versions; read-only; uses libpng and zlib; PNG dithering is poor (libpng problem); no progressive display; no alpha support; no simple transparency support; no gamma support; fails on 13 valid PNGs on PngSuite page. (This is an enhanced version of NCSA X Mosaic 2.7b4, extended by Gilles to support tables; Java applets [via the free Java virtual machine Kaffe]; and the free Motif clone, Lesstif.)


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Mosiac

The original web browser developed by the NCSA


Versions for Mac:
Mosaic 1.0.3, 2.0.1, 3.0B4

http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/SDG/Software/MacMosaic/

[Source: Darrel E. Knutson ~ Macintosh Browsers, August 2, 1999]

http://wwwdoctest.ncsa.uiuc.edu/SDG/Software/Mosaic/NCSAMosaicHome.html
http://wwww.ncsa.uiuc.edu


I'm not sure what your criterion for "obsolete" is, but Mosaic has been dead for years, and Arena is pretty much dead. I guess they're still usable in some sense, but I don't know of anyone who actually *does* use them.


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Mosaic 95

One of the many names that Spry Mosaic was sold under. An ancient Windows 3.1 program with a dialer. No longer used.


Spry Mosaic: (Also known as Mosaic 95, Mosaic in a Box for Windows 95, SPRY Mosaic 4.0 and/or AIR Mosaic. This thing used to change names and web sites every couple of months and now appears to be completely dead.)

Please see Spry Mosaic


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Mosaic in a Box for Windows 95

One of the many names that Spry Mosaic was sold under. An ancient Windows 3.1 program with a dialer. No longer used.


Spry Mosaic: (Also known as Mosaic 95, Mosaic in a Box for Windows 95, SPRY Mosaic 4.0 and/or AIR Mosaic. This thing used to change names and web sites every couple of months and now appears to be completely dead.)

Please see Spry Mosaic


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Mozilla

An open source inititive by Netscape Communcation for open source for Netscape Navigator.

http://www.mozilla.org

Port under development for Amiga called AMozilla 5 Expected to be done in 1999.

Please see AMozillaX

See also MOZZAM


Also, there is a Mozilla development going on for BeOS called "bezilla":

http://reality.sgi.com/rhess_engr/beos/bezilla/


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MOZZAM

For Amiga

MOZZAM [Steffen]

PNG graphic file support for: (Amiga) - all versions; read-only; coming.

See also Mozilla


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Multi-lingualMosaic

I'm not sure what your criterion for "obsolete" is, but Mosaic has been dead for years, and Arena is pretty much dead. I guess they're still usable in some sense, but I don't know of anyone who actually *does* use them.


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MultiWeb

Developed specifically for people with disabilities.

Disability-specific browser developed at Deakin University. Speech output, screen magnification, scanning for switch devices. Free download available.

http://mis.deakin.edu.au/multiweb/MWIntro.htm/
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NCSA MacMosaic

NCSA Mosaic for MacIntosh

See also Mosaic.


NCSA MacMosaic [NCSA MacMosaic Team]

PNG graphic file support: (Macintosh) - version 3.0A1 and later; read-only; gamma support in version 3.0B3 and later; optional progressive display of interlaced images (either sparse or replicating method, or none at all); alpha support slightly buggy


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NCSA Mosaic

also see Mosaic


I'm not sure what your criterion for "obsolete" is, but Mosaic has been dead for years, and Arena is pretty much dead. I guess they're still usable in some sense, but I don't know of anyone who actually *does* use them.


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NeoPlanet

Browser.

http://www.netgem.com/english/


Current Versions (August 1999):

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  • Windows 3.1:
  • Windows 95:
  • Windows 98:
  • Windows NT 3.51:
  • Windows NT 4.0:
  • Mac:
  • Linux:
  • Other:

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NetKit

Netkit [Netsurfer]

PNG graphic file support: (NeXTStep/OpenStep) - all versions; read-only. (This product has been discontinued. Netkit was actually an object-oriented toolkit for creating custom browsers; it looked pretty cool.)


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Netscape Communicator

Suite of:

  • Netscape Navigator - browser
  • Netscape Messenger - mail program
  • Netscape Composer - editor
  • Netscape IBM Host on Demand
  • Netscape Telnet & FTP
  • Netscape Chat

Versions are all 4.00 and above.

See Netsape Navigator.


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Netscape Navigator 4.61 - Standalone Web Browser

One of the original browsers. Available in a wide variety of platforms and languages. Unix versions include SINIX.

Download pages: 4.61 4.61 4.08


Netscape Communicator 4.04 is available for OS/2 and a preview for Netscape Communicator 4.61 is available for OS/2.

Netscape Navigator 2.02 is still available for users of OS/2 Warp 3.
http://www.software.ibm.com/os/warp/netscape/

[Source: Russell O'Connor, August 2, 1999]

No native support for PNG graphic file format until verion 4.04 but it is limited. Plugins are available. See Greg Roelof's WWW and Online Browsers with PNG Support


I did find web browser for sco-unix platform. If you are using unixware, go to www.sco.com/Unixware and check out optional features. Netscape browser is being offered as freeware.

[Source: Ramanathan, usenet://comp.infosystems.www.browsers.misc August 2, 1999]

Stand-alone Navigator is available (for some platforms) even in US-Canada only versions up through v4.61 at last check. FreeBSD a.out version, for example is 15,869k with BOTH installed (StandAlone Navigator _and_ Communicator) to the same directory, provided binaries for the main programs are gzipped. (FreeBSD has kernel-gunzip-on-load). These HUMONGOUS programs actually load faster from gzipped binaries, unless you've got enough RAM to not need to swap-during-load.

v4.61 http://home.netscape.com/download/selectplatform_1_682.htm
and http://home.netscape.com/download/selectplatform_1_681.html v4.08 http://home.netscape.com/download/selectplatform_1_41.html

[Source: Bruce Gingery, July 31, 1999]

Current Versions (August 1999):

Older Versions (August 1999):


Versions for Mac:
Navigator, Communicator 1.12, 2.0, 2.02, 3.0, 3.01, 3.04, 4.01, 4.0.3, 4.03.1, 4.04, 4.04.1, 4.05, 4.06, 4.07, 4.08, 4.5, 4.6

[Source: Darrel E. Knutson ~ Macintosh Browsers, August 2, 1999]]


Communicator v5 is expected to come out in early 2000 for OpenVMS.


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Netscape Navigator 2 & 3 - Standalone Web Browser

One of the original browsers. Available in a wide variety of platforms and languages. Unix versions include SINIX.

Built in mail client. Obsolete in 1996


No native support for PNG graphic file format, but plugins are available. See Greg Roelof's WWW and Online Browsers with PNG Support


Netscape Navigator Gold v3.03 is available for OpenVMS, cf. (IIRC, the IPS - Internet Product Suite - is shipped with the OS)

Delivered as a binary free of charge.

http://www.openvms.digital.com/openvms/products/ips/



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NetBox

A standalone peice of consumer electronics to turn a TV set into a web browser. Used in Europe.

http://www.netgem.com/english/


The browser is NetBox, a TV browser with very limited distribution in Europe. It was once hailed as the European answer to WebTV, but since the TV browsers did not break through as expected, it has become very silent.

In Holland, NetBox is being distributed but with little success. I've got a browser detect for our own site for three months now (appr. 1000 hits per week) and I've detected exactly one (1) NetBox.

So it's not a very important browser, but since your list is aiming to be complete it should be on it. As far as I know there is no viewer like WebTV has.

[Source: Peter-Paul Koch, July 31, 1999]

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NetCaptor

Windows 95 and NT only. Uses the OCX capability of the >IE 4 to build a new shell over IE. Needs IE 4 or greater.

Current version in July, 1999: 5.04

NetCaptor turns the browser world upside down. Unlike other browsers which only view one site at a time or crowd multiple windows together, NetCaptor opens sites on separate browser tabs.

http://www.netcaptor.com


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NETCOMplete

NetCruiser defined as a "Free Browser". That may be misleading, since, although free, it will only work with the Internet Service Providers that formally belonged to Netcom On-line Communication Services before 1999 (that would be Netcom On-Line, Netcom Canada, and Netcom Internet UK). Since it has a built in dialer, it will not be accessible to other ISPs. Same goes with NETCOMplete, by the same company.


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NetCruiser

NetCruiser defined as a "Free Browser". That may be misleading, since, although free, it will only work with the Internet Service Providers that formally belonged to Netcom On-line Communication Services before 1999 (that would be Netcom On-Line, Netcom Canada, and Netcom Internet UK). Since it has a built in dialer, it will not be accessible to other ISPs. Same goes with NETCOMplete, by the same company.


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NetPositive

There is a web browser for BeOS called Net Positive that comes bundled with the OS.

http://www-classic.be.com/beware/Network.html#Cat_Web%20Browser
http://www-classic.be.com/beware/Network/NetPositive.html


NetPositive [Be]

PNG graphic file support: (BeOS) - version 2.1 and later (uses new PNG Translator in BeOS 4.5); read-only; full alpha support? full gamma support?


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NetQuest

Another one of these programs that uses IE 5.0 as its browser engine.


As requested here are a few of the answers you wanted,
OS= windows 9x/NT/2000 all are available
IE 5.0
Processor, Minimum Pent 75 Recommended 133 or higher,
RAM, Minimum 16MB Recommended 32 or higher,
20MB of H/D space.
Freeware,
Download from, http//www.iqube.com/
Home page hyyp://www.qubecity.com
The supplying company is -QubeCity.com
The current version is 2.3.6 (I think)
Byte size is 4,840,287,
As for its age, I do not know,


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NetShark

Versions for Mac:
NetShark 1.1.3

Was made by Intercon.

Intercon has been sold to Ascend and Netshark is a dead project. Intercon also offered a package with integrated browser called tcpCONNECT4, but this has also been discontinued

Darrel E. Knutson ~ Macintosh Browsers, August 2, 1999]

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Netsurfer

Netsurfer [Netsurfer]

PNG graphic file support: (NeXTStep/OpenStep) - version 1.1 and later; read-only. (This product has been discontinued.)


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NetTamer

Oh, one for MS-DOS, that I didn't notice in your list, is part of a complete connectivity package, clear down to an 8088... NetTamer shareware - also a verson for one of the palmtops. Seems to do MORE than Netscape, from a single diskette. FTP, Dialer, PPP, SMTP, POP3, HTTP, NNTP, Telnet.

QUOTE: Net-Tamer 1.08xt will run on any DOS-PC, from the slowest XT to the fastest Pentium.

http://www.nettamer.net/tamer.html
http://www.landfield.com/faqs/off-line-readers/net-tamer/


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NEWSie

Even though Atari Corp. died a number of years ago, the operating system (called TOS/GEM) is still developed under license, and Atari clones and other hardware are still being made. It is a small market somewhat similar to the Amiga, although probably with fewer users (like the Amiga, most of them in Europe).

Web Browser for Atari.

For non-commercial Atari browsers, there is also a fairly up-to-date Lynx port, and the client NEWSie has a built-in text-based browser.

http://www.primenet.com/%7Erojewski/newsie.html


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OmniWeb

OmniWeb [Omni Development]

PNG graphic file support: (NeXTStep/OpenStep) - version 2.0 and later; read-only; full gamma support; progressive display of interlaced images (sparse method); no alpha support


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One Stop Browser

Microviet OneStop Browser v1.0

Get a multilanguage Web browser. Win 95, 98 & NT.

http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=000YFO&b=


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Opera

The Opera Browser is not free, it costs $35.00 US. (30 day trial for the full version, after that $35 for a registration key) It is not free but it is shareware.

It's download size is 1.3 MB, installed about 5MB


It depends on whether one adds Sun Java for instance, and/or all the multimedia stuff. The cache can be made any size as well, and it's all in the Opera Directory. The Opera zip file itself (doesn't include java and some plugins, but is otherwise complete and includes javascript) can still be put on a 1.44 meg floppy.

To give you an example - my Opera dir: I have *everything* under the sun installed - the dlls for realaudio, all the plugins like shockwave and so on - two versions of java (1.11 and 1.12), the works, as well as a 5 meg cache - and my entire Opera dir is just 22 meg. A typical installation would run much less than that, as one can point to Netscape's plugins in most cases rather than transfering the dlls to the Opera dir - but I like the independance.

[Source: Alan Pollock [nexus@cts.com], July 31, 1999]

http://www.opera.com - Opera Software


Current Versions (August 1999):

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  • Windows 95: 3.60
  • Windows 98: 3.60
  • Windows NT 3.51: 3.60
  • Windows NT 4.0: 3.60
  • Mac:
  • Linux:
  • Other:

Older Versions (August 1999):


http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=000A05&b= Opera (16-bit) v3.60.0.287
http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=000CQB&b= Opera (32-bit) v3.60.0.286


Opera [Opera Software]

PNG graphic file support: (Windows 3.x, Windows 9x/NT) - version 3.51 and later; binary transparency (some of the time, and apparently only for palette-based images); progressive display; full gamma support; read-only; commercial. (Version 3.50 also supports PNG via old-style plug-ins, such as PNG Live 1.0, that support neither transparency nor progressive display; see Netscape Navigator above).


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OWN (Open World Navigator)

Open World Navigator - Graphical HTML browser, may be possible to use as an on-line browser with the aid of GETHTTP.EXE

for DOS. offline browser.

http://www.fdisk.com/doslynx/other/own.zip
http://tesil3.campiella.it/PROFUSO/BEPPE/own.zip


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PreVue

PreVue

  • v1.08 23,402 bytes, plus base Tcl/Tk install for platform
  • v2.00 43,895 bytes, plus base Tcl/Tk install for platform

Should work on Mac and 32-bit Windoze, if the parsing were updated to work, say, with www.tvguide.com (which subsumed prevue.com). They're using virtually the same database engine to create the pages as they inherited from Prevue.

http://tcltk.gtcs.com/articles/BASIC_today/prevue.tcl.html
http://tcltk.gtcs.com/articles/BASIC_today/


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NetTamer

Developed specifically for people with disabilities.

The first and longest established low-vision browser from the Productivity Works. Speech output, synchronised speech and screen magnification, simple keyboard interface. Demonstration available.

http://www.prodworks.com/pr_ecomm.html
http://www.prodworks.com/productsindex.htm#pwwebspeak


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pwTelephone

A telephone-based browser using the telephone keypad as an interface to navigate suitably configured pages.

http://www.prodworks.com/pr_ecomm.html



Sensus Internet Browser

Developed specifically for people with disabilities.

A low-vision internet browser from Sensus in Denmark. Speech output, braille support, special screen fonts. No demonstration available.

http://www.sensus.dk/sib10uk.htm
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Simply Web 98

Developed specifically for people with disabilities.

A talking interface using the Internet Explorer engine. Speech output, simple keyboard interface. Free download available.

http://www.econointl.com/sw/
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SpeecHTML

A subscription service from Vocalis, allowing a participating site to provide telephone access using voice commands.

http://www.speechtml.com/


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SpiderWoman

SpiderWoman is at this point, a code-base because it's more-or-less stuck at HTML2.0 With the death of NeXT (followed by its consumption by Apple) the future of this browser is still in question. It is written entirely in Objective-C (as _quite_ distinct from C++) with a dynamic interface (built on the forward-looking software-IC's manipulated by the NeXT Interface Builder). Now, if we can get the software industry to FINALLY embrace some of the mid-1990's things that were (despite being very GNUish at the time) largely ignored because they didn't run on Windows, we might see things like this resurrected and updated.

http://sente.epfl.ch/~swoman/

Platforms (BSD4.3-based) NeXTstep for:

  • NeXT (original m68k black hardware),
  • Intel (486 and up),
  • HP (PA-RISC),
  • parc (Sun Sparc)

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SPIN (Saturnus Personal Internet Navigator)

a graphical Browser/Editor for MS-DOS

http://www.saturnus.nl/spin/


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SpyGlass Mosaic

Versions for Mac:
Mosaic 2.1.1

No longer available.

http://www.spyglass.com/products/browser.html
http://www.spyglass.com

Darrel E. Knutson ~ Macintosh Browsers, August 2, 1999]

Spyglass Mosaic [Spyglass]

PNG graphic file support: (Windows 3.x, NT, Macintosh, Unix/X) - version 2.2; read-only. (This product appears to have died as a consumer product but been resurrected as a variety of embedded and server products.

Also see SpyGlassPrism

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Spyglass Mosaic [Spyglass]

PNG graphic file support: (Windows 3.x, NT, Macintosh, Unix/X) - version 2.2; read-only. (This product appears to have died as a consumer product but been resurrected as a variety of embedded and server products. See Spyglass Prism below.)


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SpyGlassPrism

Spyglass Prism [Spyglass]

PNG graphic file support: (Solaris, Windows NT) - all versions? read/write? commercial. (See also this December 1996 press release.)


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Spry Mosaic

(Also known as Mosaic 95, Mosaic in a Box for Windows 95, SPRY Mosaic 4.0 and/or AIR Mosaic. This thing used to change names and web sites every couple of months and now appears to be completely dead.)

SPRYNET Mosaic [SPRY / CompuServe]

PNG graphic file support: (Windows 3.x) - all versions; read-only; full gamma support.


Versions for Mac:
Mosaic 1.0.2.0

PPC only - it seems that this one is also no longer available. Sprynet offers only their own version of Internet Explorer 3.x. Sprynet is a CompuServe company

http://csi.sprynet.com/

Darrel E. Knutson ~ Macintosh Browsers, August 2, 1999]

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StarOffice

Complete Office Suite that happens to have a built-in web browser

http://www.sun.com/stardivision


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pre-Jan-2000 - Developed from sratch by a German Company - StarDivision - for Windows, Linux, Sparc, HP-UX, OS/2. Was made as a complete office package as a Microsoft Office killer-app. It has a small web browser built in.

Jan, 2000 - Star Division is bought out by Sun as part of its new DOT COM Business Model. Sun is distributing it for free and decides to make it open source. Releases version 5.1 and 5.2 for Solaris-Sparc, Solaris-x86, Linux-x86 and OS/2-x86. Plans to release a web/java version soon. Available for free download.



SurfIt!

Earlier versions of Plume were called SurfIt!

http://tcltk.anu.edu.au/papers/Tcl-Workshop-96/ball.html


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TabSurf

Just came across what looks like a terrific FREE browser - lets you browse up to 30 sites at once, can be set to automatically update specific sites every few minutes, supposed to speed up browsing "by up to 400%". Called TABSURF.

Check out the details at www.tabsurf.com.

Sally L. Braid, Nobody's Business

www.tabsurf.com


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Tel-Web

Tel-Web is a unique, new service that allows you to connect to the web using just your touch-tone telephone! Once connected, you can do many of the things that you might do if you were using your computer: check e-mail, weather, news, stock quotes, etc. -- even access web sites that you specify! (some limitations apply as noted below).

Tel-Web works with any touch-tone telephone, including cellular phones. Unlike other remote Internet access products and services, there are no other requirements such as PDAs, specially-equipped cell phones, modems, sound cards, etc. Now to access the web, you don't even need to own a computer! All you need is a touch-tone phone, a PIN (personal identification number) and your "in".

http://www.edson.net/telweb/


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Termite

Termite / Webite [DoggySoft]

PNG graphic file support: (Acorn) - any version with David McCormack's Progress helper app, listed on the miscellaneous apps page; read-only


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TkWeb

Versions for Mac:
Tiber 1.0

Teknama Internet Browser. This was the browser used in the discontinued "world wide" Video On Line provider program. I have been unable to log into the servers...

Was made by VOL

http://www.vol.it/
ftp://ftp.vol.it/dist/VOL/volb-mac-1.0.sea

Darrel E. Knutson ~ Macintosh Browsers, August 2, 1999]

The URL for Tiber is dead. I think Tiber is dead too.
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The URL for Tiber is dead. I think Tiber is dead too.


TkWeb

demo program, part of the PerlTk distribution. See your favorite CPAN site.

http://hoth.stsci.edu/man/man1/tkweb.html


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Turnpike

Turnpike [Turnpike]

PNG graphic file support: (Windows 3.x, Windows 9x/NT) - version 4.00 and later; read-only. (This is actually a complete dial-up Internet package with a bundled TCP/IP stack, all of the usual utilities and a browser.)


You list Turnpike as being a WWW browser - it isn't really, it is just a mail and news client which happens to be able to understand a little HTML. The reason it does this is for compatibility with Netscape and Microsoft mail programs; it doesn't actually allow you to browse the web nor to create HTML messages yourself.

So as you don't list Outlook it probably isn't worth listing Turnpike either. Turnpike is usually supplied with Internet Explorer IIRC. As you can see from my headers, I'm using Turnpike at the moment. I'm not quite sure how the PNG people picked up the wrong end of the stick on this one.


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UdiWWW

UdiWWW [Bernd Richter]

PNG graphic file support: (Windows 3.x, Windows 9x/NT) - all versions since 29 September 95; read-only (also see Stroud's review)


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Ultrabrowser

There's something called Ultrabrowser at http://www.ultrabrowser.com/ ; I don't know if it's a real browser or just a pretty interface for MSIE or similar.


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ViewHTML

Quickie HTML viewer and converter.

for DOS. offline browser.

http://www.ozemail.com.au/~kevsol/sware.html#viewhtml


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VIP Info Net

Developed specifically for people with disabilities.

A low-vision browser from JBliss Inc. Screen magnification, speech output. Demonstration available.

http://www.jbliss.com/

Vosaic

audio+video-Mosaic

http://access.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Archive/AOarchive/Vosaic.html


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Voyager

Browser for Amiga

Voyager [VaporWare]

PNG graphic support: (Amiga) - any version prior to 2.7 with a PNG DataType (see the miscellaneous apps page for a couple); read-only; requires MUI. (Also known as MindWalker in the Amiga Technologies Surfer Pack. Version 2.7 introduces native PNG support and is known as VoyagerNG; see below.)


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VoyagerNG

Browser for Amiga

VoyagerNG [VaporWare]

PNG graphic file support: (Amiga) - version 2.7 and later; read-only; progressive display; gamma correction enabled in version 2.96.39 and later; requires MUI; uses libpng and zlib


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w3m

w3m is a pager/text-based WWW browser. It is a similar application to Lynx, but it has several features Lynx doesn't have.

  • w3m can render table.
  • w3m can render frame. (it converts the frames into a table)
  • w3m can display documents given from standard input easily.
  • w3m is small. Binary size of w3m on Sparc workstation is under 300KByte. (version beta-990512,gcc -O2).

w3m was originally available in Japanese, but there is now an English version available as well.


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WannaBe

Versions for Mac:
WannaBe 1.0a19

An extremely fast, text-only browser. This is definitely the one to use when 'Net traffic is heavy.

Written by David T. Pierson

Darrel E. Knutson ~ Macintosh Browsers, August 2, 1999]

http://pluto.njcc.com/%7dtp/wb2/wannabe.html
http://mindstory.com/wb2/ -- added Jan 25, 2000


Hi,
Thank you for listing my program, WannaBe

The new URL for WannaBe is:
http://mindstory.com/wb2/

Thanks,
David


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WebBoy

Graphical browser & E-Mail client for PPP / LAN - IBM Japan

for DOS

http://www.swdev.japan.ibm.co.jp/r4040/webboy.html


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Website

Developed specifically for people with disabilities.

A speech-based browser from Compusult, designed for vision and reading-impaired people. Speech output, screen magnification, simple keyboard interface. Still in beta.

Still under development

http://www.hear-it.com/webcite.html
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Webite

Termite / Webite [DoggySoft]

PNG graphic file support: (Acorn) - any version with David McCormack's Progress helper app, listed on the miscellaneous apps page; read-only


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Web-O-Matic Digital Browser

Win 95, 98, NT

http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=000TID&b= - Version 3.0


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Web On Call

Voice-driven browser allowing telephone access to enabled sites.

http://www.weboncall.com/product/woc/backgrnd.htm


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Web Prowler

Browser for win95

http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=000I82&b= - Version 1.0


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WebSpyder

Graphical browser with JavaScript for 386+ systems Caldera's licensed 32-bit derivative of xChaos' Arachne

for DOS

See also Arachne.

http://www.lineo.com/


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WebsurfACE

Windows 95 and NT only. Uses the OCX capability of the >IE 4 to build a new shell over IE. Needs IE 4 or greater.

http://www.toolpool.com/surface/default.htm


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WebTk

HTML WYSIWYS editor and browser from Scriptics in pure Tcl/Tk

http://www.scriptics.com:8123/webtk/


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WebTV

WebTV is also a firmware stand-alone product.

http://developer.webtv.net/design/tools/viewer/license.html

A version for PCs and Macs is also available


Current Versions (August 1999):

Older Versions (August 1999):

  • Windows 3.1:
  • Windows 95:
  • Windows 98:
  • Windows NT 3.51:
  • Windows NT 4.0:
  • Mac:
  • Linux:
  • Other:

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View

WebView [South Pacific Information Services]

PNG graphic support: (Windows 3.x, Windows 9x/NT) - version 2.6 and later; read-only


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Wen.Suite

Commercial browser for Atari

Even though Atari Corp. died a number of years ago, the operating system (called TOS/GEM) is still developed under license, and Atari clones and other hardware are still being made. It is a small market somewhat similar to the Amiga, although probably with fewer users (like the Amiga, most of them in Europe).

There are two other commercial browsers for TOS/GEM: Adamas from Germany, and WenSuite from France. Adamas is currently at v1.62; WenSuite, v3.11. However, unlike CAB, these two browsers do not meet your criteria for inclusion because they are not currently available in English (Adamas will be soon).


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wget

The product is called GNU Wget and is maintained and created by GNU (http://www.gnu.org) -=- Its sources are available from ftp://prep.ai.mit.edu/pub/gnu/wget/ and its most current version is 1.5.3. WGET will work on almost any *NIX varriant.

It is extremely useful for retrieval of mirrors for FTP/Web sites as it will recursively retrieve entire sites via the HTTP or FTP protocol, as well as being useful for an extensive number of applications.

As a snippet from GNU's homepage "GNU Wget is a freely available network utility to retrieve files from the World Wide Web using HTTP and FTP, the two most widely used Internet protocols. It works non-interactively, thus enabling work in the background, after having logged off. The recursive retrieval of HTML pages, as well as FTP sites, is supported: you can use Wget to make mirrors of archives and home pages, or traverse the web like a WWW robot (Wget understands /robots.txt)."

Heh- Sorry! Love the program and really don't wanna see it defaced with RedRat being given credit to an excellent application distributed with almost all *NIX variants.


wget homepage

http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/wget.html


I just have the man page. I got it with the RedHat 6.0 in the package wget-1.5.3-4

It is not a browser in the sense due to the fact that it is entirely command-line driven and does not do any pretty formatting of pages.

  • [Source: Stephan Kremer, Computing and Information Science, University of Guelph (August 21, 1999)]

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WinCIM

WinCIM / `CSi CompuServe software' [CompuServe]

PNG graphic file support: (Windows 3.x) - version 2.0.1 and later; read-only; progressive display of interlaced images (replicating method)


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xEmacs

XEmacs [Lucid, Sun, UIUC, etc.]

PNG graphic file support: (Unix/X) - version 19.14 and later; read-only; uses libpng and zlib. (This is lumped in with the browsers due to W3 mode.)


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XMayday

Offline UNIX web browser

XMayday [Axene]

PNG graphic file format support: (Unix/X) - all versions; read-only. (This is an HTML browser for local files only; it is primarily intended to be used for viewing documentation in HTML format, including that accompanying Axene's other products on the miscellaneous apps page.)


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xMosaic

NCSA Mosaic that runs under X (Unix)

See also Mosaic.


NCSA X Mosaic [NCSA X Mosaic Team]

PNG graphics file upport: (Unix/X) - version 2.7b1 and later; read-only; PNG dithering is poor (libpng problem); no progressive display; no alpha support; no simple transparency support; no gamma support


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2.0 Notes on Browser Software for Palm-tops/hand-helds



LunaSuite

for the Apple Newton platform and NewtonOS 2.x:

Commercial software with demo available. Has a web browser as part of a suite of Internet applications. Supports, frames, tables, GIF & JPEG, proxies etc.

Still in active development.

http://www.lunatech.com/products/lunasuite/


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Nethopper

for the Apple Newton platform and NewtonOS 2.x:

Free browser. Version 3.2 works only on NewtonOS 2.1 devices. Version 2.0 works on NewtonOS 2.0 devices. Supports tables, no frames, GIF, proxies.

Was discontinued as of 1998.

http://www.spyglass.com/solutions/technologies/discontinued/nethopper/index.html


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NewtsCape

for the Apple Newton platform and NewtonOS 2.x:

Newt's Cape 1.5 and 2.0: http://members.bellatlantic.net/~sweyer/newton/newtscape.htm Free public betas, otherwise it's shareware. Supports frames and tables, supports GIF and JPEG pictures, only binaries are available.

Still in active development.


I noticed you've got Newt's Cape listed for the Newton -- thanks. since you've got a "?" for size, I can give that to you: ~300K (including usual JPEG plugin). there are also some non-standard (non web browser?) features like scripting, using the Newton's builtin scripting language (NewtonScript) Steve weyer@kagi.com http://members.bellatlantic.net/~sweyer/index.htm
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ProxieWeb

Here's a browser for your Palmtop category--ProxiWeb, which runs on the 3Com Palm Pilot devices. It employs a proxy server that brings in web pages quickly, even with the standard (slow) Palm modem. It displays graphics and has some form support.

http://www.proxinet.com


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WWW/LX

WWW/LX - An Internet Solution designed for the HP 100/200/700LX Series

http://www.dasoft.com/WWW/wv2.html


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