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Suggested ways of getting started

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:19 am
by retrogamac
There is a nice page on MR about getting started.

However, it seems to me that it is mainly directed towards people using emulatores instead of the real hardware.

Situation here is now:
After installing MacOS 9.2.2, I feel somewhat stuck.
The IE 5 supplied with MacOS does not work well with the redirections used at the download pages.
This results in downloading the html snippet with that javascript popup warning about the software being for old Macs as "Download.php", instead the actual file desired to download.

Annoyance 1:
That warning popup is just useless and annoying when MR is being accessed from a real old Mac.
Couldn't the user agent information be used to suppress that?
(The same way old Macs are specially greeted on MR and allowed SSL free connection)

Problem 1:
Which browser on 9.2.2 is able to take these redirections correctly?
How to download that browser using IE 5, in lack of a direct link to the download?

Re: Suggested ways of getting started

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:50 am
by MemoriMacfr
mozilla there is a version for old mac, but I do not know where to find it ..?

Re: Suggested ways of getting started

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:21 am
by retrogamac
Thank you very much for pointing me the right way to search :)
With your help I now found that information: ... 2-2-a.html

Going to download it on my PC (Linux) and burn a CD to get FF on my mac, to get the mac "booted" into the Web, so-to-say :)

Re: Suggested ways of getting started

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:15 am
by that-ben
Wait, you got Firefox to run under Mac OS 9.2.2 ? Is this even possible?

Personnally, I find that CLASSILLA is the best for OS9, as per stated by the registration rule #7:

This works perfectly fine on my DV+ iMac G3 w/ Mac OS 9.2.2:

Re: Suggested ways of getting started

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:47 am
by retrogamac
Sorry, I mistook Mozilla for FF.
Thank you for your hint :) Downloaded Classilla, will try it.

Regarding your reference to forum rule #7, I have you to tell this:
When I was setting up the old Mac, I was looking at the "Getting Started" article.
I remembered having read somewhere about a browser for 9.2.2, but didn't manage to find it again.
Well hidden... even better hidden than the link to the "Getting Started" page buried somewhere in the homepage...
Maybe it would help starters to place this kind of information more prominently?

And, another suggestion (no idea whether its good): maybe packing these essential things from StuffIt to Classilla into a single package, to get booted with just one download?

Re: Suggested ways of getting started

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:29 am
by that-ben
Yes, well, anybody can contribute and make new support articles. I do what I can, but I can't run this whole place by myself. People have to start contributing with their free time and help each other out by composing support articles about all these topics. I made many myself and you could too! :P)