Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Dec 2007 20:42 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Internet & Networking "The browser that helped kick-start the commercial web is to cease development because of lack of users. Netscape Navigator, now owned by AOL, will no longer be supported after 1 February 2008, the company has said. In the mid-1990s the browser was used by more than 90% of the web population, but numbers have slipped to just 0.6%. In particular, the browser has faced competition from Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which is now used by nearly 80% of all web users."
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kefkathecruel
Member since:
2006-01-17

*buzz*
wrong!
The first graphical web browser was WorldWideWeb written on a NeXTStep system.

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chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

The first graphical web browser was WorldWideWeb written on a NeXTStep system.

WorldWideWeb was indeed the first web browser in 1990, however the original version could not display inline images which were launched in separate windows using the NeXT support for image display.

http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/WorldWideWeb.html

Mosaic was the first web browser to incorporate the ability to display inline images in the displayed pages and thus as I see it was the first graphical web browser. This functionality was incorporated into the second release of the WorldWideWeb browser released in 1993.

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