AMSD Ariadna™ is
Russian multifunctional WWW browser designed for Windows 95 and Windows NT (available
in Russian and English languages).
Our company started to develop AMSD Ariadna ™
browser long ago in 1994, when very few people in Russia knew about WWW
and far less people could use it.
The browser appeared in extremely good time, practically with the
beginning of more or less wide growth of Internet in Russia. As the menu and all
the buttons in Ariadna were in Russian it was simple for users
who didn’t use Internet before and who didn’t know English language well
enough to master the browser and using it to prowl the Internet.
Since the very
beginning Ariadna has been a Russian project oriented just towards
a Russian-speaking user; therefore, taking users' problems and
requirements into account, it has a convenient built-in
English-Russian translator, supports five Russian encodings and
automatically recognizes them.
After the development and localization of Microsoft IE and Netscape
Navigator and the beginning of their free distribution it became clear that Adriana’s upgrade
would take too many efforts to be profitable for such a small company as AMSD.
So the works associated with Ariadna development were “frozen”. Ariadna became a
thing of the history but in due time when it was extremely necessary it had
helped many users to find the way through the tangled labyrinth to the
illimitable space of Internet. It was widely used; there were publications
about Ariadna in journals devoted to Internet; it was more praised than
criticized, and in those years Ariadna was worthily the best Russian browser.
At present lovers of the antique can also download and use Ariadna, but
please bear in mind, that the browser does not support frames, cookies,
JAVA is supported by SUN JDK 1.02 installation on the computer.Other
JDK versions are not supported. The last browser version supports HTML
3.2, sending letters via e-mail and a built-in English-Russian
dictionary. The browser operates under English and localized Windows
Now AMSD continues to develop
various tools supporting different
Internet-technologies, including protection against unauthorized access, data
filtering for children
protection from undesirable information (violence, adult content, drugs etc.), information
search in Internet and
others. To put it another way, AMSD has not stopped working in the field of
Internet. We have only
changed certain priorities of our activity and still remain among the developers and
suppliers of the software based on Internet technologies.