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.
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Hmm
by judgen on Wed 4th Mar 2009 18:25 UTC
judgen
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I thought Nexus (previously known as WorldWideWeb) was the first browser. As the first release of Erwise was 1992 actually and Nexus was released for NeXT machines in end of year 1991. But i might have learned it wrongly.

Update:
" The first successful build (of Nexus) was completed on Christmas Day, 1990" and Erwise was released on April 1992.

Edited 2009-03-04 18:27 UTC

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