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vain
Long time nixers
I just found a bunch of older screenshots from Gopher on OS/2:

https://dump.uninformativ.de/hashed/0709a94/os2-warp-4/

(Obviously ran in a VM, because it already shows my Gopher hole. I don't have a real installation of OS/2 anymore.)

I suspect that most of us here are relatively young and have not seen the real Gopher in action back in the day. I only barely remember it myself. If I remember correctly, there also was some program on OS/2 that actually displayed Gopher resources in a tree-like way, like a distributed file system -- not like "web pages" as is common today. Either way, Gopher in 2020 is mostly used by uber-nerds in black terminal emulators, but it used to be accessed by "normal" pre-installed GUI programs, which suddenly makes it feel much less "alien". (Not sure if I get my point across.)

Have any of you actually used Gopher back in the day? And were you old enough to have "proper" memories of it? :)

Just for fun, I dug up Mosaic today. Still works for Gopher:

https://dump.uninformativ.de/hashed/0709...inux-2020/

But you're out of luck when it comes to HTTP, because there basically is no HTTP anymore in 2020. Pretty much everything is HTTPS.


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Gopher anyone? - by videocast - 12-09-2013, 10:24 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by yrmt - 12-09-2013, 11:17 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by videocast - 12-09-2013, 11:38 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by yrmt - 12-09-2013, 05:04 PM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by videocast - 12-09-2013, 07:35 PM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by berk - 13-09-2013, 06:09 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by videocast - 13-09-2013, 01:17 PM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by jobss - 13-09-2013, 05:27 PM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by shtols - 14-09-2013, 06:37 AM
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RE: Gopher anyone? - by dami0 - 19-02-2015, 02:05 PM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by z3bra - 19-02-2015, 03:37 PM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by ThePlantMan - 24-04-2015, 01:20 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by xero - 24-04-2015, 01:21 PM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by venam - 24-04-2015, 03:44 PM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by z3bra - 17-08-2015, 07:38 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by rain1 - 19-04-2016, 09:07 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by venam - 19-04-2016, 09:18 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by z3bra - 20-04-2016, 06:19 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by crypto - 20-04-2016, 03:50 PM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by z3bra - 22-08-2020, 05:09 PM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by jkl - 22-08-2020, 07:05 PM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by Ramiferous - 07-09-2020, 02:57 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by z3bra - 07-09-2020, 04:39 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by Ramiferous - 10-09-2020, 02:53 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by z3bra - 10-09-2020, 09:15 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by venam - 10-09-2020, 09:24 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by Ramiferous - 10-09-2020, 10:16 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by z3bra - 10-09-2020, 11:06 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by z3bra - 10-09-2020, 09:16 PM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by pyratebeard - 11-09-2020, 05:58 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by jkl - 11-09-2020, 08:40 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by z3bra - 11-09-2020, 09:20 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by jkl - 12-09-2020, 07:24 AM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by vain - 15-09-2020, 04:40 PM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by z3bra - 15-09-2020, 06:49 PM
RE: Gopher anyone? - by ckester - 15-09-2020, 10:59 PM