Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 22:44 UTC
Internet & Networking Conventional wisdom has it that Mosaic was the first graphical web browser. Even though Mosaic - the basis for Netscape - certainly kickstarted the web revolution, it wasn't the first graphical web browser at all - that honour goes to Erwise, developed by four Finnish college students in 1991. It was more advanced than Mosaic, ran on the X Window System, but didn't catch on in the end. The four developers recently gave an interview detailing Erwise and its history.
Permalink for comment 351578
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
by nonesuch on Wed 4th Mar 2009 01:41 UTC
Member since:

It should probably be pointed out that the world's very first web browser, the browser that Tim Berners-Lee created the WWW on, was called WorldWideWeb, and was graphical. ( It was, however, available only on NeXT computers, and was virtually unknown to the public. Apparently even to this day, if articles like this are still getting published.

Edited 2009-03-04 01:43 UTC

Reply Score: 19