Playing around with Cyberdog...

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by funkywhat2, Dec 27, 2002.

  1. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a

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    I am trying to get Cyberdog to install on a 17" iMac, however when I install, I get an error that says that I need OpenDoc installed. When I try to install OpenDoc, the installer on installs from the first disc image that I have, then quits, causing to Finder to quit as well. Will I be able to get OpenDoc and Cyberdog to install?

    edit: never mind, i got it to work. In fact, I'm using it now!
     
  2. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    where'd you get it? I'd like to play around with it too...



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  3. funkywhat2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.... I found them both here, too...




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  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Cyberdog was a lot of fun. It really questioned what a browser really was since you had all these separate components and you could drop them into anything that supported OpenDoc.

    What did IBM and Apple do wrong, besides waiting too long?
     
  6. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Hey crazy_will, how'd you manage to get it to work? Are you using OS 9 or some older OS? It installs properly for me (both OpenDoc and Cyberdog), but when I try to open Cyberdog it says 'editor cannot be found' and just quits... I've tried reinstalling 3 times... no luck. What am I doing wrong here?




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  7. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    thanks... that is where I downloaded them from... but maybe it's because I installed OpenDoc 2.1 instead of 2.0? Shouldn't be, but I'll try. Thanks.




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  9. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I just noticed that I still have my OpenDoc and Cyberdog CD-ROMs. :)

    I'm not certain why I have them, but I do. :D
     
  10. alset macrumors 65816

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    Nostalgia. Isn't it great?

    I still have every Mac OS installer CD and floppy for each machine I've ever owned. They're mostly useless ('cept for cleaning up an old machine with OS 9)

    I was reading a couple of fan sites for CyberDog last week. It's incredible how loved that app was, yet it died with OpenDoc. Anyone have ideas why Apple did not continue to develop? Is this the work of Steve when he slashed technologies like the Newton?

    Dan
     
  11. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    There truly weren't enough developers supporting OpenDoc. If OpenDoc didn't survive, CyberDog wouldn't either.

    Novell had decided to join at some point to support OpenDoc on Netware but, with all their woes, dropped out. OpenDoc was supported on OS/2 but how many end users used OS/2? As for Macintosh, besides CyberDog, there were two word processors, WAV and Nisus Writer and little else.

    WAV, you may remember was made by former WordPerfect for Macintosh developers, and worked beautifully.
     

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