[Coco] How about a CoCo Web Browser?
John W. Linville
linville at tuxdriver.com
Wed Mar 11 17:56:22 EDT 2009
On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 05:30:27PM -0400, jdaggett at gate.net wrote:
> On 11 Mar 2009 at 14:28, John W. Linville wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 10:37:03PM -0400, jdaggett at gate.net wrote: >
> > First off you need some means of connecting to the internet either
> > through > a modem or through a PC/MAC. Then you can think about a web
> > browser. > Can't put the cart before the horse or the cart wont go
> > anywhere.
> > I think he was presuming to use the "get any file via http" feature of
> > CoCoNet to account for the communications piece...
> > John
> Yes that would work if you don't mind 56K dial up speeds.
Probably 115k or so FWIW, but I doubt the coco could eat the data
much faster than that anyway.
> Better off would be to have a dedicated hardware that floated on the buss
> that did all the TCP/IP stuff and hooked up to a router to do the PPPOE
> stuff. It would be faster.
Sure, but so would just using a PC... :-)
> Sorry I am not thrilled with dial up speeds for internet connections. Even on
> Coco3. Roger's BT and Boisey's Drivewire are fine products for what they
> do and do best. Trying to put web browser traffic over it to a PC or a MAC
> to gain internet is not efficient or cost effective in my opinion.
No probably not. But it would be a damned cool project for someone
that would enjoy that as a hobby. :-)
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