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Timeline: 15 years of the web browser

Important points in the history of the web browser


Here is a look back at the 15 years of wars, lawsuits, and standards the web browser has brought us.

August 13, 2009

Marc Andreessen, leader of the NCSA Mosaic project and founder of Netscape, admits to the New York Times that he is backing a browser start-up called RockMelt.

The article caused much speculation in the tech press about what RockMelt will be, with many believing that the new venture will create a browser customised for social-networking sites such as Facebook.

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  1. We chart some of the most important points in the history of the web browser
  2. Microsoft muscles in
  3. Mozilla's creation
  4. AOL buys Netscape
  5. Firefox is released
  6. Web browsers top internet vulnerability list
  7. Microsoft releases IE8
  8. Netscape founder backs new browser

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