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Happy birthday Mosaic - 15 years young

The Mosaic 1.0 web browser celebrated its 15th birthday yesterday.

Well, celebrate is a strong word. Given that Mosaic is now unknown and unloved, it probably spent its birthday listening to Barbara Streisand, watching its scratchy wedding video and drinking alone. But Mosaic deserves remembering.

Mosaic was the first graphical web browser - instead of opening images in a new window, it displayed them embedded inside text. And after release on April 21 1993 it quickly became the hugely popular forerunner to today's web browsers.

To find out why, click here.

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