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 PostPost subject: Is there a web browser for windows 1.0/2.0?        Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 12:49 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a web browser for windows 1.0/2.0?        Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 12:57 pm 
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As far as I know, there wasn’t a browser until Windows 95, but you could buy the Jumpstart kit for WFW 3.1 I believe in 1995-96.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a web browser for windows 1.0/2.0?        Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:03 pm 
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Yeah but Internet explorer versions up to ie5 suppored 3.1, there are also a few web browsers for dos

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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a web browser for windows 1.0/2.0?        Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:34 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a web browser for windows 1.0/2.0?        Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:48 pm 
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No. I don't believe there are any internet drivers than can work in Windows 1.0-3.0.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a web browser for windows 1.0/2.0?        Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:09 pm 
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So you access databases in different ways? Like with the Gopher protocol?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a web browser for windows 1.0/2.0?        Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:08 pm 
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I'm pretty sure networking on Windows before version 3.1 was usually done via an MS-DOS network, possibly MS-NET, or via NetWare.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a web browser for windows 1.0/2.0?        Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 11:19 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a web browser for windows 1.0/2.0?        Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:27 pm 
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Nope. Windows 1.x and 2.x were only based on top of MS-DOS. They didn't have a proper GUI. The first Windows version to have a proper GUI was Windows 3.0.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a web browser for windows 1.0/2.0?        Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 9:18 pm 
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gtgamer468 wrote:
So you access databases in different ways? Like with the Gopher protocol?

What databases?

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Nope. Windows 1.x and 2.x were only based on top of MS-DOS. They didn't have a proper GUI. The first Windows version to have a proper GUI was Windows 3.0.

What does the GUI have to do with it?

I'm not even aware of any web browsers for Windows 3.0 although it would have been technically possible. As mentioned, networking stacks were all DOS based until WFWG/95/NT. Usually one would need a Winsock.dll implementation that interfaced with the DOS networking stack, but in theory Win 1.x/2.x programs could probably cheat and talk directly to the DOS stack if they had to.

When web browsers were brand new, Windows 1 and 2 were already "old", and with their 640k memory limitations would have been impractical.

Of course, one could always create a serial/modem (or telnet using DOSBox) Windows Terminal connection to a Linux system and browse using Lynx.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a web browser for windows 1.0/2.0?        Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 4:05 pm 
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Nope. Windows 1.x and 2.x were only based on top of MS-DOS. They didn't have a proper GUI.

How did Windows 1.x and 2.x not have a proper GUI? Could you please elaborate?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a web browser for windows 1.0/2.0?        Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 4:44 pm 
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And as JustZisGuy said, it's completely irrelevant to the subject at hand. Web browsers exist for text based environments as well. In fact, it would be interesting to try and run a browser for DOS under Windows 1.0.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a web browser for windows 1.0/2.0?        Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 10:28 am 
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I guess the closest thing is terminal emulators that connects to BBSes with a dialup modem.


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