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Old 04-21-11, 10:18 PM
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The Mosaic web browser is now old enough to drink



Eighteen years ago today (April 22), Mosaic 1.0 was born.
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Re: The Mosaic web browser is now old enough to drink

psssh maybe in China but not here
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Re: The Mosaic web browser is now old enough to drink

That Trash icon makes me want to install The Grouch extension, and emtpy it just to see Oscar the Grouch pop up!
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Re: The Mosaic web browser is now old enough to drink

but the Mac version didn't come out until months after the original
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Re: The Mosaic web browser is now old enough to drink

Originally Posted by al_bundy View Post
but the Mac version didn't come out until months after the original
That screencap is from Wikipedia. Finding an screencap of the XWindows version of Mosaic is a little tricky, although I think this is one:

http://www.techpaparazzi.com/how-web...d-from-in-90s/

Mosaic wasn't the first graphical browser though.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosaic_(web_browser)
Mosaic was preceded by the lesser-known Erwise and ViolaWWW.
Erwise just turned 19 on April 15:
http://www.w3.org/History/1992/WWW/Erwise/
http://www.osnews.com/story/21076/Th...Browser_Erwise


ViolaWWW was released not long after (or maybe before). This article suggests it was known of in April/March of 1992:
http://cerncourier.com/cws/article/cnl/25822

ViolaWWW's own website states that it was released in April 1992:
http://www.viola.org/

It was first mentioned on Usenet in June 1992:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....ff53e31bba8c15

It was being developed at least as far back as Jan 1992:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/...nFeb/0002.html


This is an interesting timeline of browser release dates, although the ViolaWWW date may not be accurate:
http://www.livinginternet.com/w/wi_browse.htm

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