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William D. Graziadei GRAZIAWD at splava.cc.plattsburgh.edu
Tue Feb 22 19:33:13 EST 1994

                            Lynx & Mosaic 

What is Lynx? (See access instructions below.)

Lynx grew out of efforts to build a campus-wide information system (CWIS) at
The University of Kansas. Lynx clients provide a user-friendly hypertext
interface for users on UNIX and VMS platforms, and allow information providers
to publish information located on any platform that can run a Gopher, HTTP,
WAIS, FTP, or NNTP (USENET NEWS) server. Providers retain complete control
over their information, but may receive comments and suggestions from users
running Lynx on client systems. Lynx clients use the WWW hypertext format HTML
and can currently be obtained by anonymous ftp from: ftp2.cc.ukans.edu in the
pub/lynx directory. It is a text-based Mosaic client, in other words it is a 
"poor person's" Mosaic client.

What are Global HyperLinks?

Global hypertext means that information located around the world is
interconnected in an environment that allows you to travel through the
information by clicking on hyperlinks - terms, icons, or images in documents
that point to other, related documents. Any hyperlink can point to any
document anywhere on the Internet. Each highlighted phrase is a hyperlink 
within a document, to another document or information resource somewhere on 
the Internet. A user single clicks on any highlighted phrase to follow the 

What is Mosaic? (See access instructions below.)

Mosaic is a software program that serves as an Internet-based global
hypermedia browser which allows you to discover, retrieve, and display
documents and data locally as well as from all over the Internet.  Mosaic
can help you explore and function easily in the huge and rapidly expanding
universe of information available via the Internet as well as give you
powerful new capabilities for interacting with that information.  It is part
of the World Wide Web (WWW) project, a distributed hypermedia environment
originated at CERN and collaborated upon by a large, informal, and
international design and development team, particularly at the National 
Centerfor Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois,

Announcement  December 1, 1993

How do I access Mosaic?

SUNY Plattsburgh Dept Biological Sciences Mosaic WWW Server

I am happy to announce the establishment of an experimental
Mosaic World Wide Web (WWW) Server at SUNY Plattsburgh in
the Department of Biological Sciences. The server is running
on a Mac Quadra 800.

To access it simply point your Mosaic client at:




This is an experimental WWW service operated by faculty and
students in the Department. In the future, you'll be able to
get to all of the Department's information resources via
hypertext and hypermedia links in this document. If you need
assistance with this service, send electronic mail to:

graziawd at splava.cc.plattsburgh.edu.

Since it is experimental and still under development, it may
not always be available.

                     Operating Hours

           Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Computers _must_ be running TCP/IP and Mosaic and _must_ have
direct Internet access through the Campus network router. Mosaic
comes in three flavors: X_Windows, Macintosh, and PC DOS-Windows.
The PC Mosaic client needs Windows 3.x or higher along with WinSock.dll.

These can all be obtained by ftp from:

login: anonymous
password: <email address>

The clients are in the directories /Web/xmosaic, /Web/Mac and /Web/Windows.

Send comments, suggestions, etc. to:

William D. Graziadei (GRAZIAWD at splava.cc.plattsburgh.edu)

Announcement  2/18/94

How do I access Lynx?

To access Lynx at SUNY Plattsburgh point your Gopher at:


For example,

                                Root Directory

         1.  The Digital REST Area at SUNY Plattsburgh/
         2.  ** Introducing New Leadership at SUNY Plattsburgh **/
         3.  ++ Special Announcement : Student Computer Training Classes ++.
         4.  About Gopher/
         5.  Academic Departments/
         6.  Administrative & Support Offices/
         7.  COMPSYCH - Software Information Service for Psychologists/
         8.  Calendars & Events/
         9.  Faculty Senate/
         10. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)/
         11. News, Current Events, Newsletters and Other New Services/
         12. SUNY Library Association Gopher (Experimental)/
         13. Service Organizations and Groups/
   -->   14. Various Services At Other Institutions (Gophers, Weather, etc.)/

Point to and select item 14 (press return key)

       Various Services At Other Institutions (Gophers, Weather, etc.)

         1.  About This GopherSpace.
         2.  External Network Use Policies/
         3.  Other Gopher and Information Servers (via U. of Minn.)/
         4.  Our Favorite Gophers/
   -->   5.  Text-Based Mosaic Clients/
         6.  University of Minnesota (The "Home" Gopher Server)/
         7.  Various On-Line Information Services/
         8.  Veronica (search for menu items in GopherSpace)/

Point to and select item 5 (press return key)

                          Text-Based Mosaic Clients

   -->   1.  Lynx Mosaic Client Home Page (Login as lynx) <TEL>
         2.  SUNY-Plattsburgh Mosaic Home Page (login is as Mosaic) <TEL>

Send comments, suggestions, etc. to:

William D. Graziadei (GRAZIAWD at splava.cc.plattsburgh.edu)



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