os9 browser recommendation

pumanyc

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 30, 2004
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Hi
Are there any good browsers available for os9 (i must upgrade one of these days). I've been pretty happy with Netscape 7 (and IE5 when I have to), but since the weekend the macrumors homepage looks awful (see attached screenshots) the forum seems fine thank good.

update:
well since posting, whatever you changed to the MR css made it display much better in Netscape so thank you. I'd still be interested to hear of a better browser though.
Thanks
 

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thomasp

macrumors 6502a
Sep 18, 2004
654
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UK
I have the same annoying problem with MR in IE5.1.7.

Generally, there are no "good" browsers for OS9 - because they are so old, many Java applets don't work properly.

However, Mozilla 1.3.1 seems to work pretty well - and it doesn't have those nasty scrollbars around each MR news item: http://wamcom.org/
 

mms

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Oct 8, 2003
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Actually the last Mozilla release for OS 9 was 1.2.1, not 1.3.1. I found it to be somewhat buggy when I used to use it. Really, the only usable choices IMO are Netscape, Mozilla, IE, and iCab. I used IE mostly back in the day as it was the most decent of all the choices. Somehow iCab just didn't click with me.
 

Mechcozmo

macrumors 603
Jul 17, 2004
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mms said:
Actually the last Mozilla release for OS 9 was 1.2.1, not 1.3.1.
There is an unofficial Mozilla version that supports 8.6 and is based off of version 1.4/1.3.1. It is pretty nice but fairly slow...
 

GodBless

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Jan 22, 2005
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pumanyc said:
Hi
Are there any good browsers available for os9 (i must upgrade one of these days). I've been pretty happy with Netscape 7 (and IE5 when I have to), but since the weekend the macrumors homepage looks awful (see attached screenshots) the forum seems fine thank good.

update:
well since posting, whatever you changed to the MR css made it display much better in Netscape so thank you. I'd still be interested to hear of a better browser though.
Thanks
Time to upgrade to OS X?
 

thomasp

macrumors 6502a
Sep 18, 2004
654
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UK
mms said:
Actually the last Mozilla release for OS 9 was 1.2.1, not 1.3.1. I found it to be somewhat buggy when I used to use it. Really, the only usable choices IMO are Netscape, Mozilla, IE, and iCab. I used IE mostly back in the day as it was the most decent of all the choices. Somehow iCab just didn't click with me.
I'm using Mozilla 1.3.1 in OS9...

It isn't the official Mozilla release, it was released by WamCom (see my earlier post for a link). It is a little slow on my 350MHz G3 iMac, but it handles websites better than IE5.1.7.
 

Benjamin

macrumors 6502a
Oct 27, 2003
960
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Portland, OR
wwooden said:
It's very strange to see those pictures because they have no font smoothing. Everything looks very computery.
thats what i say each time i am in the pc lab on campus.

anyway on subject have you tired opera on os 9?
 
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