Infographic of the Day: Browser Wars Reloaded

October 24th, 2014
in News, econ_news, syndication

What is the future for browsers? Let’s find out by looking at the past.

Follow up:

What about clunky MS-DOS, which preceded the Graphic User Interface (GUI)? The GUI revolutionized the web browser industry by offering a more intuitive way to travel the web. Depending on when you first started surfing the Internet, you probably used Mosaic, or perhaps Netscape Navigator. More importantly, what is the most used web browser today? The answers to these, and many other questions are fascinating and eye-opening.

One thing is for sure, we will always rely on web browsers to access the World Wide Web. Where they came from and where they’re going is always going to be a topic of interest for anyone who goes online.

Web browsers differ greatly. Compare them, and you’ll find distinct differences in how they look and behave. It is amazing to look back over the years to see how our modern web browsers have evolved from the earliest versions of Mosaic, all the way to modern versions of Google Chrome. What’s even more interesting is the way these browsers make money.

As the web browser story continues, let’s look back for a moment to see how they evolved. The idea that history repeats itself doesn’t apply to browsers; after all, the point is to make them better, not go back to the over-simplistic approach of days gone by. Today’s browsers have to work great on a myriad of devices and platforms. The challenge is to provide innovative features that users want, like voice-activated searches, for example.

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