In Pictures: B is for browser - a homage to 12 Web greats

In honor of Mosaic's 20th birthday, join us for an alphabetical appreciation of 12 of history's great windows on the Web.

M is for Mosaic, which gave the Web some traction Its inline graphics, text and links brought surfin' satisfaction

A few weeks into 1993, a new browser beta went out that would soon change everything. Mosaic came from a small team at the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). It supported FTP, NNTP and gopher protocols in addition to the Web's HTTP. Better yet, the software could display graphics alongside text in Web pages.

By the end of the year, Mosaic had been ported to multiple OSes and made freely available to the public. The Web exploded into the popular consciousness. (Shown here: v2.0 for Windows in 1996.)

It was such a phenomenon that the student team that built Mosaic, led by Marc Andreessen, graduated to the first moneymaking browser company and launched the next big thing in Web history...

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