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Connectix Surf Express 1.1x

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
surf_express-11.sit (1.01 MB)
MD5: 1298177ce059f49e8915324b5182abb8
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
surf_express.iso (2.05 MB)
MD5: 5e9f6a0da2941818868925846be023b8
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Perhaps an indispensable tool for dial-up users, Surf Express uses proprietary local caching and predictive pre-load and DNS look up, to substantially speed up internet activities.

Surf Express™ is a software product for Mac OS 7 and 8 that improves the performance of both Microsoft Internet Explorer™ (versions 3.0 and later) and Netscape Navigator™ (versions 3.0 and later). Using a combination of intelligent caching and advanced network improvements, Surf Express™ enables users to return to their favorite Web pages up to 36 times faster than with their browser alone. *

* According to Connectix testing with 28.8 Kbps modems.

Excerpt: enclosed Surf Express Read Me file

Top DL: Surf Express version 1.1 installer from 1997 in StuffIt archive. This is the 1st public release of SE for Macintosh; Because the first public release of Surf Express for the Macintosh contained version 1.1 components of Surf Express for Windows, the initial Mac release version is 1.1

2nd DL: Surf Express vers. 1.1.3 installer from 1998 as .iso image file (use Virtual CD/DVD utility to mount). Version 1.1.3 is bug fixed release since the initial 1.1 launch for Macintosh.

Architecture: PPC

Minimum System Requirements
   • Any Macintosh computer with a PowerPC processor
   • Mac OS 7.5.x or higher, including Mac OS 8.0
   • 16 MB RAM
   • Standard (TCP/IP-based) Internet connection
   • 12 MB unused hard drive space
   • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 or higher, or Netscape Navigator 3.0 or higher
   • Open Transport 1.1.2 or later

Compatibility Issues

Surf Express is incompatible with Spyglass Corporation's Surfwatch

Surf Express does not automatically launch with version 4.0.3 of the Microsoft Internet Library, which is installed with the 128 bit encryption upgrade for Microsoft Internet Explorer 4. While Connectix and Microsoft investigate a fix, there are two possible workarounds:

1. Before launching your browser, launch the Surf Express Proxy (inside the Data folder of the Connectix Surf Express folder) by double-clicking it.


2. Update to a newer version of Internet Explorer.