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THE HISTORY OF BROWSER
The first ever web browser (later renamed Nexus to avoid confusion with the World Wide Web), WorldWideWeb was developed by Sir Tim Berners Lee and was the only way to view the web at the time.
MidasWWW was developed at the Standford Linear Accelerator Centre in 1992.
The text-based web browser Lynx cannot display images, video or other graphic-based content.
Mosaic may have been discontinued for 18 years, but it's largely credited as the first browser to truly popularise web browsing by displaying images embedded within text.
Released in 1995, Internet Explorer was Microsoft's first web browser, having previously used Cello or Mosaic browsers on Windows.
Opera started life as a research project for Norwegian telecoms company Telenor before being publicly released in 1996.
Apple's first web browser Safari was released in 2003, with Macintosh computers previously shipping with Netscape Navigator or Cyberdog.
Firefox was launched as a free, open-source browser in 2004, in the wake of the demise of Netscape Navigator at the hands of Internet Explorer.
Google's Chrome browser was launched in 2008, and within six years has rapidly expanded to encompass the majority of the browser market.
Previously known as Project Spartan, Microsoft Edge is the company's new weapon in the war against Google's web dominance.