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Offline MacGuy

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What browser works in OS 9.1 ?
« on: July 08, 2014, 07:05:38 PM »


The browsers installed by OS 9.1 installer seem out of date.

What browser works in OS 9.1 ?
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Re: What browser works in OS 9.1 ?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 08:10:58 PM »
Classilla? http://www.floodgap.com/software/classilla/
To my knowledge is the more modern browser for OS9.
From a XX number version it used a Nokia mobile handset N90 user agent, so webs are saw as in a handset, making web browsing faster...
For desktop user agent, use an older version or change it.
Looking for MacOS 9.2.4

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Re: What browser works in OS 9.1 ?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 10:51:45 PM »
so I just got my Quicksilver Mac online using a repeater (brilliant solution suggested on this forum) and I'm of course running IE5 out of the box.  so classilla is the latest browser available for it?  I've never heard of it. 

I don't expect to be doing everything I would on a modern computer, but I did hope I could at least run the Mac OS 9 Lives forum, which wouldn't work (even when I clicked the link for OS Classic users.  got some kind of gateway error or something.  However google worked so I know I'm talking to the internet in general. 

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Re: What browser works in OS 9.1 ?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 01:55:22 PM »
It's a sad fact of life that there are NO/none/nada/squat/zero good OS9 browsers anymore.
The internet has evolved far away from all of them and old Mac OS hardware in general.

Install Classilla. It's as good as you can get in OS9. It will far outperform IE and while there will be sites it may barely function on - or not at all - this site will NOT be one of those. On sites where it gets "stuck", you can sometimes improve it by using a different User Agent selection in the prefs. At the end of the day however, you simply need a modern browser on the modern internet. There's no way around it.

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Re: What browser works in OS 9.1 ?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 06:06:24 PM »
If you're planning on browsing purely for information you can disable stylesheets (CSS), images and javascript on most browsers - meaning it will only load page text. I did this for a while on Internet Explorer but kept hitting barriers with HTTPS (little support in Classilla and pretty much none in IE). Google still works over HTTP but almost every modern site built and managed today is served over HTTPS.
I ended up building a web scraper that pulls info/news/posts etc. from the sites I wanted and served it on an HTTP only site for myself. It served static content over HTTP and updated every hour or so which works great on IE and Classilla (super fast!).

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Re: What browser works in OS 9.1 ?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2019, 12:47:47 PM »
>The browsers installed by OS 9.1 installer seem out of date.

You seem surprised!

As you've found this site does not work with IE for some unknown reason. It does work with Netscape (I'm using it now).
Turn off Style sheets (stupid invention!) and put the cache on a RAM disk.

Classilla will work with more sites than Netscape, but overall it's an unimpressive experience.