Netscape Communicator 4.08 was the version to use.
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:53am
Wow, I can still remember that "ship wheel" logo Netscape used. Haven't thought about it in years. It was so welcome to have a choice besides a Microsoft Product. (Says the guy who bought a Microsoft Surface Pro 7. Neat toy, but isn't great at being a laptop.)
Looks like the site still works 100% fine on old Netscape 3 on my 486. I was even able to log in without any issues.
Cool. I didn't manage to break anything with my updates since last time. :)
The stat counter on the forum though takes FOREVER to load. I should probably disable it. It's o... more
Netscape Communicator 4.08 was the version to use.- Puckdropper,Tue Nov 23 2021 4:53am
Netscape 4 is the lighthouse icon. (At least in Win 3.x)
4.08 is the Netscape version that burned into my head as well as "THE" Netscape version. I have version 3.04 and 4.08 installed on my 486. For some reason 4.08 recently decided to start freezing the whole computer when opening the program. ... more
I thought it was just a better resolution ship's wheel. 20 years and it still works fine? Wow, sometimes I felt lucky when it made it a few months.
The pen is actually quite nice. What seems to hold things back is the very Mouse-centric UI Most Windows Apps have. Imagine a world without just a mo... more
The forum is one of the few sites that still work with these old browsers. Almost everything is HTTPS (which is a good thing) and nothing on Win 3.x seems to be able to handle it that I can find. So yeah, it's probably only received about a few months worth of use over those 20 years. :)
There's even a secure way to access my website. It's a good thing, especially with as much snooping as goes on.
A mouse-centric UI transfers horribly to a touch screen. There's no "point" it's just "click". If your UI (I'm looking at you, PrusaSlicer) uses keyboard+mouse combinations, it's imp... more