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WaMCom 1.3.1 Internet Suite

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
wamcom-131-macos9-20030723.sit (14.61 MB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
wamcom-131-macosx-20030721.dmg (16.35 MB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
wamcom-131-win32-20030721.zip (11.14 MB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver,

WaMCom Mozilla 1.3.1 is a web suite (combined browser/mail/news/chat/HTML Editor), built on Mozilla 1.3.1 code from 2003.

[Top DL]: For Mac OS 8.6 - 9.2.2, WaMCom Mozilla vers. 1.3.1 final release, 2003-07-23.
MD5 checksum: 327f7442790827c0c024902da601a1ab *wamcom-131-macos9-20030723.sit

[2nd DL]: For Mac OS X 10.1 - 10.4, WaMCom Mozilla 1.3.1 final release, 2003-07-21
MD5 checksum: 230cb4fe477d58a1ff74e0fb5635620e *wamcom-131-macosx-20030721.dmg

[3rd DL]: For Windows 98 - XP, WaMCom Mozilla 1.3.1 final release, 2003-07-21, non install (unzip to a drive then run).
MD5 checksum: 8b9e558fcbdb3e6be6401739c4d6dd6d *wamcom-131-win32-20030721.zip

See Also: Classilla (developed from WaMCom's code) and the Classilla home page for the latest updates & news for the Classilla internet suite.

Excerpt from WaMCom's home page (via Wayback Machine archives):

The intention of WaMCom is to produce web browser and mail client software that is more stable and more correct than the test releases produced by the Mozilla.org organization, in the hope it is suitable for end users. In order to achieve that, stable Mozilla releases are extended with correctness fixes.

In addition it contains some security and cryptography enhancements.

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC (Carbonized) x86 (Windows)

Classic version runs on Mac OS 8.6-9.2.2 (CarbonLib required). The PPC OS X & 32-bit Windows releases are included here for historical comparison.

Comments

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2011, December 7 - 2:09am

@tatater56: StuffIt Expander 4.01 might be the culprit here.
You should try using StuffIt Expander 5.5 on SheepShaver for extracting archives.

But as far as being "a really cool application", you would get a better experience by DL'ing an equivalent Windows version of WaMCom Mozilla suite from above and run it native on XP. It would look the same, but would run a whole lot smoother than under emulation (its functionality would also be just as broken in parts).

WaMCom is a good browser, but its becoming too old to use on a lot of sites... it works mostly if using it to view this site, but even here its a little broken.

[Edit, Aug, 2014]: Now defunct, this was the last known official home page for the WaMCom Mozilla Suite (archived via the Wayback Machine).

tatater56's picture
by tatater56 - 2011, December 2 - 11:32pm

I tried to unstuff the .sit file using stuffit expander 4.01, and it worked. But when I tried to open the folder where it was extracted, there were only three folders: content, locale, and skin. I could no find the application in any of these. Could anyone help me out? this looks like a really cool application that I would like to try out (using sheepshaver > os 9 on my win xp.)

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by TataMisia - 2011, May 5 - 11:57am

I choose Wamcom. Is better in my opinion. I dont feel more stable and speed of Classila.
Used Mac OS 9.2.2 I feel some unstable Classila.
Wamcom you can change to work in almost all languages and have much more national dictionaries.
Classila - only english.

Duet Wamcom + Wannabe give you acces to all sites in Web.

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2011, May 2 - 7:38am
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Konpon96, WaMCom is the direct ancestor of Classilla. Or Classilla = WaMCom 1.3.1 + Patches if you want to put it this way.

I strongly recommend using Classilla 9.2.2 (if you last tried 9.0, you missed five big updates). It has an improved rendering engine, a JavaScript rewrite and the useful "No Script" script blocking extension. Here is a link to the Classilla Roadmap that gives you an idea on what was changed and what future plans are: http://code.google.com/p/classilla/wiki/Roadmap

Konpon96's picture
by Konpon96 - 2011, May 1 - 3:26pm

Classilla is as good as WaMCom(it looks, like they have the same page rendering, I tested on google.com and ebay.com). I used version 9.0, and this was worser than Netscape 7. Now it's better, but WaMCom is more stable. The biggest adventage of Classilla is that it's open-source and still supported, and it may become better(hovewer, I won't use it, until they change this horrible icon! Tongue).

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2011, April 30 - 9:35pm
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The information here is a bit inaccurate and needs an update. iCab has been updated until the year 2008, when version 3.05 was released.

Classilla is still in active development and only recently got updated to version 9.2.2. It is also Mozilla based and the grandson of this thing here. See http://www.classilla.org for more information.

WaMCom was a great browser back in the day though. Always prefered it over the Internet Explorer for its functionality. (even though IE5 had the better looks!)