HISTORY OF THE WEB BROWSERS

The first web browser was called World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which was invented in 1990 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Berners-Lee
is the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation. His browser was called WorldWideWeb and later renamed Nexus. The first commonly
available web browser with a graphical user interface was Erwise which was initiated by Robert Cailliau.

The release of Mosaic Browser in 1993 made the World Wide Web system easy to use and more accessible to the average person.
Netscape released the Mosaic-influenced Netscape Navigator in 1994, which quickly became the world’s most popular browser.

Microsoft’s released Internet Explorer in 1995 which came with Windows Operating Systems. Internet Explorer was the most popular
browser after their initial release.
Opera Browser was released in 1996. Opera is still remains to be one of the popular browser. Opera-mini helped to increase Opera users.
Opera was pre-installed in phones and on several other embedded systems, including Nintendo’s Wii video game console.
Netscape launched Firefox open source software in 1998. Firefox’s first version 1.0 was released in 2004. Firefox is now one of
the most popular browser in the world.
Apple’s Safari had its first beta release in 2003 and used for apple based products.
Google Chrome Browser was released in September 2008. Google Chrome is the most popular browser without a doubt today. Internet
Explorer was deprecated in Windows 10, with Microsoft Edge replacing it as the default web browser on latest Windows Operating
systems.