of the NCSA Mosaic developed at national the center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA ) was the first Internetbrowser, which indicated diagrams on a side except text also, without one had to load this extra. With it that became multicolored Internetand the access numbers on the Internet sides rose extremely. End of 1993 were about 2 million copies of mosaic in the circulation. Older Browser such as Viola could indicate also diagrams, in addition had to be clicked however only on the reference in the text.
- Hereby the version 1.0 by NCSA Mosaic, interlaced an information system and a World Wide Web Browser is approved, for X-Window-systems.
The development of theNCSA Mosaic was at the beginning a project of the software Group at national the center for supercomputer Applications (NCSA) at the university of Illinois. The development team was stated by Eric Bina and Mark of Andreessen. From the Viola Browser became the buttons forthe starting side and navigation (pre back) taken over, of the Textbrowser Lynx the bookmarks. Pictures in the formats GIF and HDF could be represented.
Beta versions appeared to SunOS, IRIX, AIX starting from September 1993 for the Unix - operating systems, OSF/1 and with X-Window-system, for of Apple Macintosh system 7, as well as for Windows NT on DEK alpha -, PowerPC - and MIPS - computers. Versions for x86 - hardware and Windows 3,1 and 95 followed.
The company Spyglass becameassigned to sell the software.Microsoft acquired 1994 for 2 million dollar a general licence. Starting from 1995 the company 98 cent per copy paid.
With at the time the fast growing popularity of the World Wide Web Webbrowser became fast admit. ThatName „mosaic “began to become the synonym for Webbrowser. The name was taken over, and so other to the time developing Browser led the word likewise „mosaic “in the name. Also the first Netscape - Browser, which were written by former NCSA coworkers, became„Netscape mosaic “mentioned. In the course of the commercialization of the Browser market the name was changed however in „Netscape navigator “, who should become then later a synonym.
The development from NCSA Mosaic became in January 1997 with the appearance of version3.0 adjusted.