Mosaic - The Browser Popularized the Web

This section provides a quick introduction of Mosaic Web browser, the first graphical Web browser that popularized the World Wide Web, originally by Marc Andreessen and Eric Bina and released in 1993.

Mosaic was the Web browser that popularized the Web or WWW (World Wide Web). Mosaic was originally developed by Marc Andreessen and Eric Bina at NCSA. The first version, Mosaic 1.0 , was released in 1993 for Unix's X Window System. In the same year, Mosaic was ported to Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows systems.

Main features of Mosaic 1.0:

Here is a picture of a Mosaic browser screen on a Microsoft Windows system (Source: http://www.nsf.gov/):
Mosaic Web Browser in 1993

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 About This Book

 1957 - FORTRAN Language Developed by IBM

 1970 - UNIX Operating System Developed by AT&T Bell Labs

 1971 - FTP Protocol Created by Abhay Bhushan

 1972 - C Language Developed by Dennis Ritchie

 1976 - vi Text Editor Developed by Bill Joy

 1977 - Apple II Designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

 1977 - The Bourne Shell Developed by Stephen Bourne

 1978 - The C Shell Developed by Bill Joy

 1978 - Bash (Bourne-Again Shell) Developed by Brian Fox

 1979 - The Tcsh (TENEX C Shell) Developed by Ken Greer

 1983 - "Sendmail" Mail Transfer Agent Developed by Eric Allman

 1984 - Macintosh Developed by Apple Inc.

 1984 - X Window System Developed a MIT Team

1991 - WWW (World Wide Web) Developed by Tim Berners-Lee

 WWW and First Web Server

 Tim Berners-Lee - Father of the Web

Mosaic - The Browser Popularized the Web

 Netscape Navigator - The Most Popular Web Browser in 1990s

 Internet Explorer - The Most Popular Web Browser since 1999

 Mozilla Firefox - The Most Popular Open Source Web Browser

 1991 - Gopher Protocol Created by a University of Minnesota Team

 1995 - Java Language Developed by Sun Microsystems

 1995 - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor Created by Rasmus Lerdorf

 2002 - .NET Framework Developed by Microsoft

 References

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