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History of browsers What has been its evolution since the beginning of the Internet until today?

History of browsers What has been its evolution since the beginning of the Internet until today?

When we refer to web browsers we are talking about an application, program or software that will allow you to have access to the Internet in a very broad way. They They will help you to perform a large number of functions on them, which will allow you to search through various websites in search of information, multimedia content, download files among many other functions.

The Internet was created in 1969, is currently 50 years old in the market and since then has constantly presented evolutions to go offering its more than 6 billion users the best possible service being always updated. The first connection was between the UCLA and Stanford computers. Since then it began to present a very important evolution year after year becoming a priority tool for all people, especially in recent years.

Since the birth of the Internet has been presenting several phases. One of the most important was its incorporation into new technological devices such as Smartphone, Tablet, consoles >, among others. According to all this growth, what was the first emails began to appear, as well as the browsers , which today are one of the most important tools for surfing the web. So, here we will teach you a little about the history of these software that are so important today.

When was the browser created and which was the first? Origin and history

Browsers as they are also known have become one of the most used software since birth, it can be said that of all the programs that can be installed on a computer these will always be the most used. This is because they are able to meet your needs, either to search for information, for entertainment on various social networks , among others.

Since the birth of the Internet, it took about 21 years to create what would be the first web browser (Worldwideweb). However, it would be until 1993 when it was created Mosaic that would become a popular tool, since then, new software of this type was born every certain year.

Today there is a large number of browser available in the market , each of them has different tools for its users but they all fulfill the same function but, like any application, some of them They will best fit your needs.

So here we teach you a little about how the evolution of these programs has been over time and what has been the importance of each one of them:

World Wide Web 1990

Worldwideweb 1990

In 1990 the first browser called Worldwideweb by Tim Berners-Lee would be created, who was also the creator of the WWW. (World Wide Web) . However, Worldwideweb was not considered as a browser by all users even though it had a platform that identified it as one of these programs.

Shortly after its launch to the market would undergo a name change, this would be renamed Nexus, The objective of this was to continue avoiding the confusions with WWW that existed at that time . But, despite all this, he never got the popularity necessary to be recognized before the world as the first web browser in history , although if we are strict Worldwideweb was the first to be created .

NCSA Mosaic 1993-1998

NCSA Mosaic 1993-1998

Usually, many people think that Mosaic was the first browser in history , this is due to its great popularity reached shortly after its launch. Mosaic was created by Marc Andreessen and Eric Bina of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) .

It was a paid and private program that managed to reach 100% of the market share just 1 year after its launch, something that led it to become one of the most popular applications in its moment However, after 1994 it was losing users exponentially and 5 years after its birth it would disappear completely in the market.

Netscape 1994-1997

Netscape 1994-1997

Netscape became the most used browser in the 90s . His arrival advanced the quick end of Mosaic and from his birth in 1994 to 1997 he became the most popular browser. One of its main features was to offer cross-platform as a free program and in 1995 reached a quota of 95%.

The application constantly introduced new versions to its users , allowing it to experience much more complex functions. It was also characterized as a commercial software. But, shortly after his arrival he began to experience a strong dispute over the launch of Windows 95 and what would be the first version of the Microsoft, Internet Explorer browser. A much more modern and easy-to-use platform, which made Netscape losing all popularity and thus reaching the market.

Internet Explorer 1995

Internet Explore 1995

This software was introduced in August 1995 and was based mainly on Mosaic. The creation of this program was due to the great success that was being achieved Netscape and all the popularity achieved in the market. Because of this Microsoft launched Internet Explorer 1 and managed to become number 1 in the web market.

Explore achieved great success in the years after its great launch and its success managed to position itself for 10 years as number 1 where it maintained a market share of around 90%. Currently many users are still using this browser.

As it happened with the previous applications, the creation of new programs and market appearances were making this great leader of the web world for 10 years was losing its popularity a little little.

Mozilla Firefox 2002

Mozilla Firefox 2002

Firefox was released in 2002, just when Internet Explorer was at its best. However, the emergence of this new program would make Explore begin to lose its popularity while they got a more than important share in the market.

Mozilla at that time became a software much more modern than that of Microsoft , an updated, secure platform, compatible with all existing and open source web standards.

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But, despite all this, it is thought that Mozilla Firefox never managed to completely defeat Internet Explorer, but they were always matched, but each offering different features to each of its users.

Opera 2002

Opera 2002

It began in 1995 as a research project by a Norwegian telecommunication company , which would be its first version. Its second version was published in the year 1996, since then its growth began and in 1997 it was released to version 3.0 which added pop-ups in its system. To 1998, the great launch would come as the first browser for mobile devices. And for the year 2000 Opera launched tabbed browsing.

This is how in 2002 Opera reappears again and with new features for its users and with Mozilla Firefox it became the main alternatives for Microsoft . But, it is important to mention that Opera never matched the success of Mozilla or Internet Explorer, but always remained below.

Over the years it was losing users and in recent years it had the need to renew completely because it was being practically canceled in the web market. In such a way that they were forced to adopt the Chromium engine and have become software derived from Google Chrome.

Safari 2003

Safari 2003

Safari is known to everyone as the main browser of the Mac operating system and its great launch was in in 2003. This software uses the rendering engine Webkit, which has been developed by Apple from the KHTML rendering engine .

It has had a very good success on iOS devices, for both iPhone and iPad. But it is important to mention that the use of Safari is limited only for the Apple. For the years 2007 and 2012 they tried to create versions of Safari so that it was available for Windows however they did not succeed without being quickly out of the market.

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After 2015, Safari has started presenting new versions every 6 months on its operating system, thus offering a fully updated program to each of its users.

Google Chrome 2008

Google Chrome 2008

While all other programs were still competing to position themselves in the marketplace, Google was working on their own web browser . That was how for 2008 he would launch Google Chrome, who soon after leaving the market would achieve great success, positioning himself as one of the best today.

Currently Chrome has become the most used program worldwide, getting up to a share of more than 50% compared to Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. >

Historical evolution of the use of browsers from 1996 to 2019

Browser types

Today there are many applications of this type, which are the ones that will help you to be able to transit through the network, with them you can access the different websites, social networks, search for information, among many other tasks that can be performed.

The use of each of them will basically depend on the user and their needs . Each application has a different platform and tools, some easier to work than others. Because of this, here we are going to show you each of the browsers that currently exist, as well as their various functions, so that you can choose the one that best suits your needs.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Today is the most used browser in the world, this is because it has a faster speed than all other App of this type. As for its platform is very nice and easy to handle, it allows you to activate spell checking, create favorite pages, open incognito windows among many other functions.

It can be easily opened from the desktop and usually loads the different pages very quickly and has been characterized by e managing complex web applications at very good speed.

This Google browser is always aware of the latest improvements and developments but, perhaps one of its biggest drawbacks is that it belongs to one of the most influential multinational companies in the world, where your only goal is profit. Therefore, many users do not usually feel so comfortable using this type of platform especially leaving their personal data on it.

But, despite all this, its platform offers a lot of security on the web , it has constant updates to give each of its users better benefits . In addition, it is not only the most used software on computers , but also on mobile devices such as Android and iOS and tablets.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

This program has become one of the most reliable for most users. However, if we compare its interface with that of Google Chrome, Firefox probably falls a little short, since it is usually a bit slower and with an older look but, it is located behind Chrome.

Mozilla is considered a fairly solid, stable browser and best of all, it has almost no errors. One of its main features is that it usually be an independent program and nonprofit.

Over the years since its launch, it has been developed by a large number of programmers who are responsible for keeping it updated in order to provide the best service to each of its users. p>

Other advantages of Mozilla Firefox is that it is customizable , it has a large number of themes and add-ons so you can take care of giving it the look you want. In addition, it has a large number of extensions that are very useful for performing various functions.

Opera

Opera

Opera has become one of the most used browsers for mobile devices and is also one of the oldest. Like Mozilla has no profit motive.

The version of Opera 15 is currently and uses the same engine as Google Chrome. Therefore, in Opera you will be able to use the same extensions available for Chrome , making it much more interesting. One of its main features today is that it presents a novelty called "Shelf" or also known as "Favorites" in browsers such as Firefox and Chrome , which will allow you to save the web pages that you find interesting so you can see them later.

It is also characterized by being very customizable , which will allow you to create a custom-made look and thanks to all its updates it doesn't have much to envy to Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Safari

Safari

As we all know Safari is completely related to the Apple Mac . It is currently the fourth most used browser on the Internet, but its growth has been very slow compared to other browsers. One of the main reasons is that its version for computers does not have many things to highlight, is usually very basic and uninteresting with very few updates.

But all this changes when we refer to the version of Safari for Smartphone, in this case the explorer stands out in many aspects, presents a very good performance and great security strong> thus being preferred by most users.

In its mobile version interesting things stand out, some of them is the "Reader" mode where the text you want to read becomes highlighted, which will facilitate reading strong>. But, since everything good has something bad, one of the cons of Safari is that it doesn't usually have much speed, but it is stable and efficient.

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