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WannaBe 1.0b14

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
wannabe.68k.1.0b14.sit_.hqx (355.63 KB)
MD5: 4fccfee5c1215a3695c5ded87fd20b8f
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
wannabe.ppc_.1.0b14.sit_.hqx (393.00 KB)
MD5: 131a67da2594c6e4f3ccf589a52df275
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
wannabe_search_plug-ins_set.sit (7.49 KB)
MD5: 01d817d88e9698556d3765ae3e64930a
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older applications

WannaBe is a limited text-only web browser for MacOS. WannaBe should run under MacOS 7.5 and later versions, and may also run under Mac OS 7.1 if the Drag Manager and Thread Manager are installed.

It also requires Color Quickdraw, which is available on all PowerPC and 68k Macs except those with the original Motorola 68000 processor. Finally, WannaBe requires Internet Config 2.0 or later.

WannaBe comes in two versions: One optimized for 68k Macs (file size: 355.63 kb) and one for PPC Macintosh computers (file size 393 kb).

The third archive contains a set of search plug-ins, including one created for searching Macintosh Garden.

Architecture: 68k PPC


cbone's picture
by cbone - 2020, January 6 - 3:28pm

you know, I never gave this browser a shot, but the internet was much simpler back then. I did use lynx, and it was very fast on my macs. if I ever get my emulated quadra 900 to go online using slirp, I'll definitely try it out!

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2020, January 5 - 8:05pm

Underrated app.

drmeeks55's picture
by drmeeks55 - 2015, April 8 - 9:30am

Love it I can once again read the news on my old Imac without waiting for garphics to try and load with my old dialup connection

One Brain Cell's picture
by One Brain Cell - 2014, August 16 - 12:57pm

I love this browser. So fast, as others have said. It lets me fly around the net at Broadband speeds when I'm on the lowliest dial-up connection (in my case, 28.8kpbs). A great feature is that if I am reading a page I would really like to view in a bells & whistles browser, its easy enough to do via a drop-down selection menu in Wannabe.

Just superb.

InkBlot's picture
by InkBlot - 2012, April 12 - 7:04pm

I added an archive with search plug-ins for WannaBe. I am not sure they all work still, but I have used the ones for Google and the one I created for Macintosh Garden. Also included are search plug-ins for eBay, Yahoo!, and IMDB.

To use, just double-click the search plug-in and it will launch WannaBe, opening a smaller window where you enter your search term(s).

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by Bolkonskij - 2011, November 18 - 10:15pm

Indeed, I also prefer WannaBe over Lynx. I've been surfing the web on my PowerMac 7100/80 using WannaBe and it works really well. Other than with old Netscape versions, this one is fast. It's nice if you want to quickly read up some news. Feels like the 80s ... highly recommend for a nostalgic trip. haha Laughing out loud

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by TataMisia - 2010, December 20 - 6:23pm

I like this more like Lynx.