DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that despite Internet Explorer being considered as one of the forefathers of web browsers, the first one was actually created 5 years before IE's debut? The WorldWideWeb, the first web browser, was created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1990. Three years after its release, Mosaic, credited as the first-ever popular browser, was born thanks to the efforts of software engineer Marc Andreessen and his team. Following his success, Andreessen soon started Netscape, releasing Netscape Navigator soon thereafter which, in turn, became the most popular browser during that time. Their success was short-lived, however, as soon as Microsoft debuted Internet Explorer in '95, eventually dominating the field until 2012 when Google's Chrome browser eventually took the market share from IE and became the most widely-used browser in that year.
Although Netscape was ultimately outranked by IE, it launched the Mozilla Foundation which was aimed at creating a new web browser that utilizes open source software model, eventually evolving into Firefox, effectively safeguarding their foothold in the industry. Firefox also came with a variety of add-ons, themes, and many other features. With the constant development of the internet, along with improvements to online surfing itself, it won't come as a surprise when another competitor will rise, showcasing new features that will be seen by many as innovative and fresh.