MicroWeb – an (actively developed) DOS Web Browser

Somethings bring joy into the world, simply through the act of existing.

That’s how I feel about MicroWeb.

A web browser… for DOS. Under active development. A friggin’ unicorn.

From the GitHub page:

To run you will need:

  • Intel 8088 or compatible CPU
  • CGA compatible graphics card (EGA and VGA are backwards compatible)
  • A network interface (it is possible to use your machine’s serial port with the EtherSLIP driver)
  • A mouse is desirable but not 100% required

Limitations

  • Text only (this may change in a later release)
  • HTTP only (no HTTPS support)
  • No CSS or Javascript
  • Very long pages may be truncated if there is not enough RAM available

That’s awesome. I mean, yeah. No HTTPS. No Javascript. But. Still. Actively developed. For 8088’s! And CGA! How rad is that?

Bryan Lunduke

Former Deputy Editor for Linux Journal magazine. Former Technology Journalist for Network World. Former VP of Technology. Former Linux Marketing Director. Former Dishwasher.