Welcome to the Cello Internet Browser
This is version 1.01a, March 16 1994
What Cello is and does
Cello is a multipurpose Internet browser which allows access to
the myriad information resources of the Internet. It supports
WorldWideWeb, Gopher, FTP, CSO/ph/qi, and Usenet News
retrievals natively, and other protocols (WAIS, Hytelnet,
Telnet, and TN3270) through external clients and public
gateways. It can be used to view hypermedia documents,
including inlined images, text, and digital sounds and movies.
Cello was developed by Thomas R. Bruce of the Legal Information
Institute at Cornell Law School.
Please take a look at the online help section called "a
tour of Cello" if you're not familiar with hypertext applications.
Some good starting points
The Legal Information Institute
In addition to
software development, we offer substantial amounts of legal and
government information (and some slightly less serious material
as well). Click here
to look at our Web server, and here to see our Gopher
If you're new to the Net:
There are many good places to go for information about Net terminology
and practices. You can find a listing of several of them in
O'Reilly and Associates Global Network Navigator. Click
here to access it.
If you're interested in learning about the WorldWideWeb and how it
works, you should look at the information at CERN
-- the birthplace of the Web project.
Lots of resources
offering access to large numbers of resources include CERN's Virtual
Library, the EIT list of
network information services, and the NCSA What's New page.
You might also want to look at all the Gophers in the world or a comprehensive
list of FTP sites.
Other weird and wonderful stuff
You might try taking a trip through a
museum or two at Sunsite's Expo,
or checking on the status of several Internet
Coke machines. You can find out what happened on this day in
history. You might also take a look at news of the Net and
other things in O'Reilly's Global Network
Getting help with Cello
There are three excellent sources for help with Cello:
In addition, the following newsgroups may help with general information about Winsock, networking on PCs, and the Web:
- Online help
- Cello's online help file contains a great deal of information about how to use Cello and how to solve problems
you might encounter with it. The items in the "How do I..." section and the explanations of error messages can be very useful
if you're having trouble.
- The Cello FAQ
- The Cello FAQ can be viewed by clicking here.
It contains up-to-date information on commonly-encountered problems. The FAQ editors are in the process of adding
information about specific networking configurations to the document.
- Other Cellists.
- Discussion of Cello tricks, traps, and features takes place on a listserv list called CELLO-L. This is often the best place to go for information about specific configuration and networking problems. Many of the list subscribers have been
using Cello since early alpha testing and are quite knowledgeable about it. It is also a great place to propose new features for
future versions and find out about other Web tools for serving and accessing information under MS-Windows. There is also
an archive of CELLO-L messages which is text searchable.
If you've already configured a mail gateway and set up your e-mail address, you can subscribe to the listserv right from this screen. To subscribe to the listserv, click here. A mail form will appear; put the text
sub cello-l Your Name
into the body of the mail message and send it.
Tools for use with Cello
Cello is well-integrated with other software tools which you can use to prepare HTML documents, serve WWW information,
view graphics from the Net, listen to digital sound files, and
many other things. One section of the FAQ
is devoted to a list
of the latest and greatest of these, and you will want to check it from time to time.
Also, a great deal of MS-Windows software is available from ftp.cica.indiana.edu. This site is very busy, and you may not get an anonymous login immediately. However, many other sites mirror the CICA collection.
We hope you don't have any trouble using Cello.
If you do, send us mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll get back to you as quickly as we can.