WORLD'S FIRST WEB BROWSER
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What was the world's first web browser?
NCSA Mosaic was created by
researchers at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications led by Marc
Andreessen and released on April 22 1993.
NCSA Mosaic was the first popular
browser, but it got it's roots from several predecessors.
WorldWideWeb was written by Tim Berners-Lee and was up
and running on December 25 2000. WorldWideWeb is considered to be the world's
first web browser. It was later renamed to Nexus in order to avoid confusion.
1991 Tim Berners-Lee and Jean-Francois rewrote WorldWideWeb into C and named it
Also in 1991
Nicola Pellow wrote Line-mode, a browser that worked on any device.
Erwise was written by a bunch of student at Helsinki
University of Technology and released in April 1992, but was put on the shelf
after they graduated.
1992 Pei Wei, a student at the University of California, created ViolaWWW, a
very powerful browser for UNIX.
Midas was created in 1992 by Tony Johnson.
Samba, the first browser for the Macintosh was created
by Robert Cailliau in 1992.
In October 1994 Netscape came out with a beta version
of their browser, Mozilla 0.96b and on On December 15 Mozilla 1.0 was released
becoming the world's first commercial browser.
Microsoft Internet Explorer was not released until
August 23 1995 when it came packaged with Windows 95.
This list is far from complete as many niche and
personal browser were created in the early 90's, but should give you a nice look
back at the history of the browser.
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