Spectrum Internet Suite
Now you can access the
directly from your Apple IIGS
Geoff Weiss and Ewen Wannop have developed the Spectrum Internet Suite - an all-in-one tool that provides Web Browsing, Email Sending, File Managing, and Telnet Connecting. This is the most complete application to access the World Wide Web from an Apple IIGS.
August 2003 Update:
Spectrum Internet Suite (SIS) gets updated to version 1.2. This version also
marks its release as Open Source. New features include TCP/IP networking,
telnet, file utilities (copy, move, rename, delete, and application launching),
importing of bookmarks from Arachnid, and additional email capability (blind
carbon copies and attachments).
The source to build your own copy of SIS
is available in the Download Section.
and the Spectrum Internet Suite, requires at least 4Mb of memory to
browse the Web. A great deal of processing also needs to be done to
build an HTML display, so an accelerator is virtually a must. It is
also advisable to run Spectrum from a hard disk for speed and maximum
- ROM 01 or ROM 03 IIGS
or Bernie II the Rescue 2.0 (or
higher) or KEGS 0.82 (or higher) with
- GS/OS System Software IIgs 6.0.1 (features such as following links with double-clicking does not work in later OS releases)
- Minimum 4 megs of RAM
- Hard drive with minimum 3.5 megabytes
free, preferably more for caching Web pages
- Accelerator highly recommended
- Internet connection via:
- Spectrum 2.1 or higher
- Modem (recommended 28.8kbps or faster) or direct serial connection
- Hardware handshaking cable
- Command-line shell account on UNIX or VAX/VMS
- Spectrum 2.3 or higher
- TCP/IP Marinetti network connection (i.e. PPP/SLIP, ethernet, etc.)
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