• Re: Cool Things To Run On

    From MIKE POWELL@21:1/175 to KIRKSPRAGG on Tue Apr 23 09:36:00 2024
    MP> also it is a DOS program instead of Windows-native, but you *might* be
    MP> able to get Arachne web browser to work on a 286.
    MP> Again I never tried it on a 286. I only know that it worked on a 386. [K=>MP]

    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.
    [K=>MP]

    Yeah, it wasn't fast on the 386, either. You did have to be very patient.
    Due to the nature of the hardware, I am not sure anything more modern would
    be faster, but it would be a very good find if someone knows of something!

    Mike

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  • From kirkspragg@21:2/150 to MIKE POWELL on Tue Apr 23 21:38:33 2024
    Yeah, it wasn't fast on the 386, either. You did have to be very
    patient. Due to the nature of the hardware, I am not sure anything more modern would be faster, but it would be a very good find if someone
    knows of something!

    Microweb (search github for it) is probably about as good as its going to get speed-wise & is actually useable on a fast/super XT class machines. V2 was recently released has more features than previously, however it remains much more limited that Arachne... however one doesn't need to be quite so patient waiting for you pages to load.

    ... Out of the frying pan, into the spilt milk.

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