Web Browsers

The Web browser is agruably by the most important part of the entire
Internet experience, and without one, the Web experience would likely be
very boring and gray. Browsers, which allow users to retrieve
information from the Web, have come a long way since the first one was
released in 1991. Browsers went mainstream a few years later with Mosaic
in 1993, which was followed by Netscape Navigator in 1994, and Microsoft
Internet Explorer in 1995, a browser that Microsoft gave away for free,
touching off the infamous Web browser wars of 1990s.

Modern browsers are headlined by four main competitors: Microsoft’s
Internet Explorer, the open source Mozilla Firefox, a browser that
essentially replaced Netscape and has so far done the best job of eating
into Microsoft’s market share monopoly, Apple’s Safari, and the newest
entrant, Google’s open source Chrome browser. Web browsers mediate the
connection between our computers and those that serve the Web pages and
Web applications we use and enjoy everyday. Without these important
software innovations, the World Wide Web would be a very different
experience.

About This Author

Rabins Sharma Lamichhane is the owner of RabinsXP who is constantly working for increasing Internet of Things (IoT) in Nepal. He also builds android apps and crafts beautiful websites. He is also working with various social services. The main aim of Lamichhane is to digitally empower the citizens of Nepal and make the world spiritually sound better both in terms of technology and personal development.