Early browsers

Monday, March 17, 2008


AMosaic

AMosaic is an Amiga port of the Mosaic web browser. It was the first non-*NIX port of Mosaic, and the first graphical web browser made available for the Amiga. AMosaic was based on NCSA's Mosaic, but was not distributed by the University of Illinois or NCSA. The last version of AMosaic was a 2.0 prerelease.

As is the case for other versions of Mosaic worldwide, AMosaic is no longer updated or supported. It has, however, been ported to the AmigaOS source compatible AROS operating system. The developers of AMosaic went on to develop IBrowse, which is still in active development today.

Cello

Cello was an early web browser and Gopher client for Windows 3.1. It was developed by Thomas R. Bruce of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School, and publicly released on June 8, 1993. The last edition was version 1.01a, released on April 9, 1994.

Cello was created because lawyers used Microsoft Windows on their computers, but web browsers available at the time were mostly for Unix operating systems. This meant many legal experts were unable to access legal information made available in hypertext on the world wide web.

Cyberdog

Cyberdog is an internet suite that was developed by Apple Computer for the Mac OS line of operating systems. It was introduced as a beta in February 1996 and abandoned in March 1997. It worked with later versions of Mac OS 7 as well as the Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9 operating systems.

Grail

Grail was a free extensible multi-platform web browser written in the Python programming language. Its last release was of version 0.6 in 1999 and has been unmaintained since then.

One of the major distinguishing features of Grail was the ability to run client-side Python code, in much the same way as mainstream browsers run client-side JavaScript code.

MacWeb

MacWeb was an early Mac OS-only web browser for 68k and PowerPC Apple Macintosh computers, developed by TradeWave (formerly EINet) between 1994 and 1996. MacWeb's major attraction was its ability to run well on low-end hardware, with small memory (1 MB or less) and disk (680 kB, small enough to fit on a floppy disk) footprints as well as fast (but simple) page display. TradeWave also developed a similar Microsoft Windows browser named WinWeb. However, they were eclipsed by more full-featured competitors such as Netscape Navigator, and development was eventually abandoned.

The first public release was 0.98-alpha on May 31, 1994, and the final official release was version 2.0 in 1996. An unofficial "2.0c" patch was released by Antoine H├ębert in 1998 to correct a problem on old machines not supporting color QuickDraw.

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2 comments:

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