Warp on the Web
With Reports on Web Browsers for OS/2
A Quick Look at Web Explorer
July 21, 2001
by Dave Watson
Summary: The original bundled web browser with a commercial operating system. First available with Warp 3 in 1995, it was updated frequently until December 1996 when Netscape for OS/2 succeeded it. Requires separate installation of Java. Doesn't support frames. Nice demonstration of multithreading by showing status of up to 8 separate actions ongoing at the same time.
Source: Free from http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/
Installation: Good installer, puts it in the OS2/TCPIP directory.
Features: Servicable browser for most web sites.
Problems: Complicated use of Java and limited OS/2 plugins. No frames or other advanced HTML features.
Recommendation: Nostalgia use only.
Take a look at the browser overview with quick looks at other web browsers for OS/2.
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