<World-Wide Web, tool> NCSA's browser (client) for the World-Wide Web.
Mosaic has been described as "the killer application of the 1990s" because it
was the first program to provide a slick multimedia graphical user interface to
the Internet's burgeoning wealth of distributed information services (formerly
mostly limited to FTP and Gopher) at a time when access to the Internet was
expanding rapidly outside its previous domain of academia and large industrial
NCSA Mosaic was originally designed and programmed for the X Window System by
Marc Andreessen and Eric Bina at NCSA. Version 1.0 was released in April 1993,
followed by two maintenance releases during summer 1993. Version 2.0 was
released in December 1993, along with version 1.0 releases for both the Apple
Macintosh and Microsoft Windows. An Acorn Archimedes port is underway (May
Marc Andreessen, who created the NCSA Mosaic research prototype as an
undergraduate student at the University of Illinois left to start Mosaic
Communications Corporation along with five other former students and staff of
the university who were instrumental in NCSA Mosaic's design and development.
E-mail: <[email protected]> (X version),
<[email protected]> (Macintosh), <[email protected]>
(Windows version), <[email protected]> (general help).
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