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Operating Systems Column: Symbols

XVersion available for this platform
Bbinary is available for this platform
Ssource code is available for this platform
Ias an interpreted script -- it can be run using a script interpreter that is normally included in this operating system
NB: that it can probably be run by any other OS provided that their is an interpreter available for that OS (which is very probable)
dcurrently under development
?not sure or unable to confirm/disprove
aif this is under Win32, it means there is a special version for Windows NT running on an Alpha processor
fthis version is free
$this version must be purchased
$eshareware and expires (refuses to work after so many days) OR non-registered version is crippled, until you pay for it
$sshareware version that should be registered (but non-registered version has full features)
!Please see the notes for this browser: it has special operating conditions

The letter codes to the left of each browser name are as follows:

Acurrent version available
Navailable, but no further development is taking place
N__available, but no further development is taking place as of the year '__
oobsolete, no longer available
o__obsolete, no longer available as of the year '__
wPlease wait! Stable version not available yet
mavailable in multiple languages besides English
+has extra (non web browser) features
psupports some sort of plugin(s) for additional features and/or browsing capabilities
#has accessiblity features for disabled people. See the World Wide Web Consortium's Alternative Web Browsing page for more information.
vvoice (non-visual) browser
*This is a text-only web browser
!Please see the notes for this browser: it has special operating conditions

The letter code on the left of each browser name is a link to notes on the browser.

Operating System Categories

Win32 (x86): Windows 95, 98 and Windows NT 4.0 (except Alpha & MIPS) are all variants of Win32-x86.
Win16 (x86): Windows 3.1x is Win16-x86
DOS (x86): Microsoft, PC, IBM, Dr., and Novell DOS and variants (may require a protected mode driver like DOS-4GW or DJGPP)
OS/2 any computer running OS/2
Mac (68k): Macintosh computers based on Motorola 68xxx processors; non PowerMacs
PowerMac (PPC): Macintosh computers with a MacPPC processor
Amiga: any Amiga computer running AmigaOS or AmigaDOS
Atari: any Atari Machine running or TOS/GEM or AtariUNIX
Acorn: Acorn graphical workstations running their own OS, RiscOS
BeOS: any computer running BeOS
Next Step: any computer running NextStep or OpenStep
Java: a version of the browser is available can run on any Java Virtual Machine
VMS: includes any verions of VMS or OpenVMS running on a Digital VAX or otherwise
Linux: any version of Linux on any platform (usually Linux 2.0 on x86 computers)
BSD: includes netBSD, freeBSD, BSDi, OpenBSD; running under any hardware platform
SGI (Irix): any machine running SGI's Irix
Sun (Solaris): any piece of Sun hardware running Solaris or a x86 machine running Solaris
Sun (SunOS): any piece of Sun hardware running SunOS
Digital: any machine running Digital UNIX
HP/UX: any machine running HP/UX
AIX: any machine running IBM's AIX
SCO: any machine running SCO UNIX
Other UNIX: any other type of UNIX. e.g. Xenix, Minix, QNX, DEC OSF/1, OSF/2, SINIX, etc.
Other OS: anything else not covered in the other categories e.g. OS/400, OS/9, Multics, etc.
script lang: is in the form a script read by an interpreter
source: source code is available

Cross Compatability for Operating Systems

FreeBSD can run any Linux binaries as a native applications. (it will run any program binary for Linux)
FreeBSD can run any SCO binaries as native applications
Linux can run any SCO binaries as native applications
Tck/Tk scriptswill run on any UNIX box using the built in wish interpreter. Tcl/Tk scripts will also run on any other OS, (including Windows, Mac, OS/2, AS/400, etc.), if the wish interpreter is installed.