• Cool Things To Run On Win

    From MIKE POWELL@21:1/175 to KIRKSPRAGG on Mon Apr 22 09:04:00 2024
    Also tried to get a web browser working, the best I've managed is to use
    the oldest version of mosaic I could find. That sort of works, but crashes
    on any websites that have graphics of any sort.. other more modern browsers
    Netcapte ect just wont run or wont install.

    So got any suggestions? Anything you've tried out that works?
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    I have not tried this out on a 286 so I am not sure if it will work, and
    also it is a DOS program instead of Windows-native, but you *might* be able
    to get Arachne web browser to work on a 286.

    Again I never tried it on a 286. I only know that it worked on a 386.

    It has been years since I tried it and I am pretty sure there are modern websites it would have trouble with but I don't remember it ever crashing
    on those... it just wouldn't load them correctly.

    Mike

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  • From kirkspragg@21:2/150 to MIKE POWELL on Mon Apr 22 20:39:44 2024

    also it is a DOS program instead of Windows-native, but you *might* be able to get Arachne web browser to work on a 286.
    Again I never tried it on a 286. I only know that it worked on a 386.


    Hey Mike,

    Arachne definately works on a 286 & with Frogfind.com you can browse some modern website providing they are very simple, you just have to use the correct build of Arachne. There is a non protected mode build that will run on 8086 & 286 class hardware, whereas the other build needs 386 or better.

    I tried it on NEC V20 (8088 clone thats a bit faster) & it's incredibly slow to the point of being unusable. On a 286 its just really slow though, on
    simple website with few graphics it's kinda usable... if you are patient person.

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