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This article is for the computer application. For the clothing shop, see Cyberdog (shop).

Cyberdog is an OpenDoc-based suite of internet applications, including email and news readers, a web browser and address book management components, as well as Drag and Drop FTP. Used together they produce a single suite similar to those offered at the time by larger "monolithic" applications such as Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer. However the use of OpenDoc allows these components to be reused and embedded in other documents by the user. For instance, a "live" web page could be embedded in a presentation program. Image File history File links Cyberdoglogo. ... Image File history File links Cyberdog. ... Image File history File links Cyberdog. ... Cyberdog is a trance music and cyber clothing shop in Camden Market, north London. ... OpenDoc was a multi-platform software componentry framework standard for compound documents, inspired by the Xerox Star system and intended as an alternative to Microsofts object linking and embedding (OLE). ... E-mail, or email, is short for electronic mail and is a method of composing, sending, and receiving messages over electronic communication systems. ... A newsgroup is a repository usually within the Usenet system, for messages posted from many users at different locations. ... It has been suggested that Comparison of web browsers be merged into this article or section. ... An address book or a name and address book (NAB) is a book or a collection of data storing contact details (for example: address, telephone number, e-mail address, fax number, mobile phone number). ... The abbreviation FTP can refer to: The File Transfer Protocol used on the Internet. ... Netscape Navigator, also known simply as Netscape, was a proprietary web browser that was extremely popular during the 1990s. ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary graphical web browser made by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. ...

Use of OpenDoc also led to a huge memory footprint, often larger than both the web browser and mail applications in other suites. Moreover the system was terribly slow, although the reasons for this are not obvious. Additionally the use of OpenDoc meant that documents saved from the system were unable to be viewed in traditional applications — at least those that didn't support the Bento format, which is practically all of them. Cyberdog's web browser and quickly grew outdated as web standards evolved. Cyberdog's Version 2.1 was the final release as Apple began including Microsoft's Internet Explorer on their System 8.6 Install Disks. This coincided with Microsoft making a multimillion dollar investment in Apple. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT, SEHK: 4338) is an international computer technology corporation has global annual sales of over 41. ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary graphical web browser made by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. ...

It's not entirely clear what Apple's intentions for Cyberdog were. It was at one time positioned as a replacement for AOCE which had failed in the market, but for this role it had many of the same problems that caused the failure in the first place. Other times Apple referred to it simply as a demonstration of OpenDoc, a line that became more common as time went on. Through the 1990s Apple was "gun shy" of upsetting 3rd party developers by introducing software of their own, and this likely had a part to play in the story as well. Apple Open Collaboration Environment, or AOCE (sometimes OCE), was a collection of messaging-related technologies introduced for the Mac OS in the early 1990s. ...

See Also

  • Safari - Apple's new web browser
  • Mail - Apple's new email client

Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Computer, Inc. ... Mail (aka Mail. ...

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ATPM 2.06 - Review: Cyberdog To The Rescue (1510 words)
From the Cyberdog menu at the top of the screen one can scroll down to "Connect To..." which has vertical menu from which to choose ftp, gopher, URLs, e-mail, etc. Each of these options has an easy-to-use graphical interface that makes any of the functions mentioned more convenient to access and use.
Cyberdog is an very good example of OpenDoc parts combined for a particular purpose.
Conversely, Cyberdog or its some of its parts could be contained in another OpenDoc document, adding an Internet-savvy component to a wide variety of documents and user projects.
Cyberdog: Welcome to the 'doghouse! (650 words)
Cyberdog (a product of Apple Computer, Inc.) is based on OpenDoc, a component-software technology.
In the case of Cyberdog, OpenDoc has been used to create a tightly integrated, resource-centric (as opposed to application-centric), and consistent set of tools for use in retrieving Internet content.
If you already have Cyberdog, then you may want to try out my example of Cyberdog-enhanced embedding (which uses frames).
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