Re: [NTLK] Best Web Browser for Newton?

From: Jon Glass (
Date: Mon Dec 06 2004 - 23:14:32 PST

On Dec 7, 2004, at 7:15 AM, Craig Smith wrote:

> Is there a consensus as to what the best web browser is for the Newton?
> I get the feeling a lot of people are using Courier. What about
> NetHopper? LunaSuite? Newtscape? Is there a clear favorite or does it
> mostly depend on one's personal preferences. I need to decide which one
> to try first on my 2100.

Maybe I'm silly, but I suggest and recommend starting from the oldest,
simplest, and working your way up...

Try NetHopper first, and see if it meets your needs. You will need to
install some extras to get it to work. Unfortunately, I don't remember
what they are named, nor exactly what they do, but you will need
something to load such sites as, and something to load some
kinds of graphics. but in any case, start with NetHopper.

Next, I would try Newtscape. It is still being sold, so it is a
commercial product. It is more than a web browser, and is probably the
richest-featured, working browser there, but I hear it's slow.

Last, I would try Courier. Small, fast, solid...

Oh, did I miss one??? hm. What to say? I'm sure I did that on purpose.
Let's just say that maybe it would be better if you didn't load that
one. However, some people have used it and use it, but it is quite
buggy from reports. I've tried it once or twice, and have had no

In fact, I find web browsing on the Newton to be so unsatisfactory,
that I don't do it at all... However, now that I have wireless, that
might change. We shall see. ;-)

-Jon Glass
Krakow, Poland
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