[Offer] IBM WebBoy for DOS 4.0 (Web Browser for DOS)

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FronzelNeekburm
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[Offer] IBM WebBoy for DOS 4.0 (Web Browser for DOS)

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Pretty rare I guess - IBM WebBoy for DOS was a web Browser for MS-DOS made by IBM Japan.
Version 4.0 was the last Version released and I still regard it as the best web browser for DOS on the Palmtop PC 110 (A tiny IBM laptop - or rather "palmtop").

Features SSL 3.0, JavaScript 1.1, HTML 3.2 and so on. For todays websites it is obviously not that great, but for some older websites still interesting.


https://www.mediafire.com/file/t1ih6lt5 ... 0.zip/file

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Re: [Offer] IBM WebBoy for DOS 4.0 (Web Browser for DOS)

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Its very interesting :OD
How to install it ?

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Re: [Offer] IBM WebBoy for DOS 4.0 (Web Browser for DOS)

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There's literally a file called install.bat on a first floppy with usage…

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Re: [Offer] IBM WebBoy for DOS 4.0 (Web Browser for DOS)

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Oops I didn't specify why... 😅😅😅
Just after running the install.exe file, I just have a blinking underscore at the top left of my screen...

When I delete the @echo off line from the install0.bat file, the last line that I see is the lha line. I suppose it's uncompress the .lha files but there are nothing on the screen...
I'm a little impatient and I surely turn off my machine before the end 😅😅

I will try without the -n2c parameter later to see exactly what is happening...

Édit December 13 : 1st review, it can't be installed on a non japanese dos. I've tried with an msdos 6.2 japanese edition but I haven't the required ibm dictionary files...
I will try with an japanese IBM PC-DOS 2000 which include these dct files...

Edit December 14 : Packet Drivers aren't supported... Webboy need a lan manager. It comes with MS LanMan 2.1 but I can't run progman.exe... I will try with the version 2.20 but it's not the japanese version...

//Intermission : Now I know my problem. Webboy need an NDIS driver to run properly

Edit December 17 : Finally done ! I've configured successfully Webboy to browse the Internet ! I'll try with another forum, particularly suitable for minimalist configuration, to have a first review and then I'll post images from this topic. Webboy can't access to BetaArchive :cry:

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