On 6/18/2015 11:17 PM, Rugxulo wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Keep in mind that I'm not very savvy about networking, so this is just
> links (no pun intended!) to various things!
>
> On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM, John Hupp <free...@prpcompany.com> wrote:
>> I installed Arachne on the current rig (Pentium 150, 64MB) and found
>> that Google search returns a blank page, and DuckDuckGo produces some sort 
>> of loop.
>> I found a post or two on Vogons.org noting the same.
> I don't know. Presumably Google is just pushing (too) hard these days
> for everything to be HTTPS/SSL + Javascript and similar (which Arachne
> doesn't support, IIRC). Heck, even YouTube and Gmail (partially) whine
> about Iceweasel 22.0, which (AFAIK) is barely two years old.
>
>> Ready to settle for the speed and stability of text mode, I turned next
>> to Lynx, but I couldn't seem to get a good download of Lynx 2.8.7.
> I've not tried it, but iBiblio has this:
>
> 1). http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/net/lynx/2.8.7/
>
> There's also a newer 2.8.8 build by Juan for DJGPP (under
> /beta/v2tk/), but it sounds very complicated to setup, so I never
> bothered.
>
> 2). https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/comp.os.msdos.djgpp/flY264GkHV8
>
>> So I tried Dillo, which is graphical.  Though it thrashes the hard drive
>> a fair amount, it did work in a quick checkout.  This was v3.02b from
>> http://nanox-microwindows-nxlib-fltk-for-dos.googlecode.com/files/DILLODOS-302b.zip,
>> written by Georg Potthast.
> It's also available here:
>
> 3). 
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/fltk-dos/files/Applications/Binary%20versions%20of%20FLTK%20applications/
>
> You could also try D+ (which evolved from Dillo-Win32, which I think
> was loosely based upon Georg's work as well):
>
> 4). http://sourceforge.net/projects/dplus-browser/files/Releases/dplus-0.5b/
>
>> Perhaps someone here will have more to say on the topic of web browsers.
> One of the better choices these days would be Links2:
>
> 5). http://links.twibright.com/
> 6). http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/net/links/
> 7). http://www.bttr-software.de/forum/board_entry.php?id=14199
>
> IIRC, the "lite" .EXE lacks both HTTPS/SSL and graphical support,
> unlike the full version.

The Ibiblio Lynx is just another mirror of the source, not a ready-to-go 
binary.

At a glance, I didn't see anything to indicate how D+ is differentiated 
from or better than the latest Dillo, so I didn't try it.

I did try Links2.  In just a quick test, it seemed to be a functional 
text mode browser.

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