View Full Version : Best OS 9 Browser?

10th June 2007, 10:50 PM

I'm configuring an older G3-based Powerbook, running OS 9, and I'd like to be able to comfortably browse the web using a stable, decent browser.

I've been searching around and some people swear by iCab, others do not, recommending the final version of Internet Explorer for best compatibility. Or, a crappy old version of Opera. Or lastly, a combination of browsers for different tasks! Argh.

It's been a while since I've browsed the web using OS 9, so thought I'd ask the old timers here what they've found half decent!


10th June 2007, 10:59 PM
My browser of choice was netscape although sometimes I had to resort to explorer. If you just want one browser I would have to recommend explorer.

10th June 2007, 11:00 PM
IE can be a little flakey, but seems to work the best with most sites.

10th June 2007, 11:03 PM
I have a VERY GOOD internet browser i forget what it's called and i could send it to you tomorrow morning if you want?
or even now if you wish.

10th June 2007, 11:04 PM
Yeah what's it called applec - surely I can search for it online? I'll check it out tomorrow.


10th June 2007, 11:07 PM
I used IE, netscape and mozilla back in OS9, I still recommend IE when I am using OS9 and sometimes go with mozilla depending on sites

10th June 2007, 11:15 PM
no it's mozilla.
every site i've been on seems to be supported.
I've installed flash so far everything is ok.

10th June 2007, 11:17 PM
internet explorer 5

10th June 2007, 11:20 PM
Yeah, I'd recommend IE - that's what I used then. It only went to 5.0.x though didn't it?

Johnny Appleseed
10th June 2007, 11:30 PM
It got up to 5.1.7 on OS 9 and 5.2.3 on OS X.

10th June 2007, 11:51 PM
Just found a place where you can get them both still (http://www.pure-mac.com/webb.html#mie) - 5.1.7 for Mac OS 8/9 & 5.2.3 for OS 10.1.5 or higher.