What browsers are available for old MSDOS systems?
- boutell firstname.lastname@example.org
- Randrieu email@example.com
- a_flavell firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jeremy email@example.com
Although the web arrived in the Microsoft Windows
era, there are a few browsers that will work with
plain MSDOS. With the notable exception of Net-Tamer and DR-WebSpyder,
which are complete solutions, these programs are not for
the faint of heart. You must have already solved
the problem of obtaining an Internet connection to
your MSDOS machine (except with Net-Tamer and DR-WebSpyder). If your computer can run
Microsoft Windows 3.1 or better, you would be well
advised to look into a Windows browser instead.
It is worth noting that Net-Tamer does more than just access web pages.
- Will web browse
- Will get/send email
- Will get/send usenet messages
- Will FTP upload/download files
- Will TELNET to another internet address
- Will get email and usenet groups, then log off so you can use the included offline reader
- Will do a download/ upload of mail or usenet on a timer
- The program is speech friendly to users of talking programs for the visually impaired.
Two additional versions are available for 386 and higher PCs, and for HP Palmtops. I have tried the 386 version, which does provide in-line image viewing capabilites. Further details for all three versions are available on the Net-Tamer home Page.
Download from Net-Tamer Home Page. The URL is: http://people.delphi.com/davidcolston/index.html
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