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 PostPost subject: The best web browser for Classic Mac        Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:10 pm 
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I’m starting this poll because I want to know which is the best web browser for Classic Mac.

Don't need a poll, this is a discussion forum, so discuss it instead... /mrp

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 PostPost subject: Re: The best web browser for Classic Mac        Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:48 pm 
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TheDosProgrammer wrote:
I’m starting this poll because I want to know which is the best web browser for Classic Mac.


what are your specs or what machine ?
im using a iMac G3 with os 9.2 with internet explorer and tiger with safari...


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 PostPost subject: Re: The best web browser for Classic Mac        Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:16 am 
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Classilla seems to work rather well, you do need a decent amount of RAM for it though.

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 PostPost subject: Re: The best web browser for Classic Mac        Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:59 am 
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I think Classic Mac not Power Mac (Mac OS 1-8).

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 PostPost subject: Re: The best web browser for Classic Mac        Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:54 am 
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If it's 68k, IE 4.01 and NS Navigator 4.08 would be my choise of browsers... iCab and misc. browsers just haven't worked that well for me on pre-ppc machinery.
Then again, WannaBe might be a nice pick for text-only browsing. Keep in mind that every other page today will crash the browser or bring down the system :P


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 PostPost subject: Re: The best web browser for Classic Mac        Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:35 pm 
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Thank you for help, I understand that these browsers won't read any images, videos, html 5 etc. I just need a browser to view some text and load some small (up to 128k) images.

Edit: Tried iCab today, working well :)

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 PostPost subject: Re: The best web browser for Classic Mac        Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:07 am 
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Sorry for the huge bump.
I would think that IE would work the best with 68k macs

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 PostPost subject: Re: The best web browser for Classic Mac        Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:43 pm 
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Use Classilla in PowerMac, works better in System 9 and loads mobile pages so it's acceptable. For 68xxx Mac or pre-PowerMac I think there's no browser that won't crash almost everytime inside an emulator, but you can try iCab, but taking mind that you might have browser crashes inside an emulator, in a real Mac, that won't happens


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 PostPost subject: Re: The best web browser for Classic Mac        Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:45 pm 
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In the classic mac era, the main browser was Netscape Navigator 3. Some people used to like Netscape 4, but it was generally considered too bloated and slow for classic macs to handle. Internet Explorer was hated by most Mac folks and was not very popular.


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