Warp on the Web
With Reports on Web Browsers for OS/2
A Quick Look at Opera
July 21, 2001
by Dave Watson
Summary: Early beta of mature commercial ($40) browser from Norway. (There are no reported incidents of burning or pillaging non-users.) Versions for many operating systems, including serviceable Win16 version, but this is the first native OS/2 version. Advertised as "smaller and faster" than other browsers. This one uses Odin APIs, and claims to work with Win32 plugins.
Version: 5.1 (beta)
Installation: Very good (needs WarpIN). Requires Odin.
Features: Interesting approach of nesting browser windows in a main frame. Good article at
Problems: Flaky. No Java yet, no mail, no instant messaging - yet.
Recommendation: 32bit plugins should be very useful, and deserves further testing as the beta matures. This is one to watch.
Take a look at the browser overview with quick looks at other web browsers for OS/2.
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