OPERA BROWSER A BRIEF HISTORY: The history of the Opera web browser began in 1994 when it was started as a research project at Telenor, the largest
Norwegian telecommunications company. In 1995, the project branched out into a separate company named Opera Software ASA, with the first publicly
available version released in 1996. Opera has undergone extensive changes and improvements, and introduced notable features such as Speed Dial.
Until version 2.0, the Opera browser was called MultiTorg Opera (version 1.0) and had only a limited internal release-although it was demonstrated
publicly at the Third International WWW Conference in April 1995. It was known for its multiple document interface (MDI) and 'hotlist' (sidebar),
which made browsing several pages at once much easier, as well as being the first browser to completely focus on adhering to the W3C standards.
In February 2013, Opera Software announced that their in-house rendering engine, Presto, would be phased out in favour of WebKit. Opera 15
saw the browser being fully rewritten, with this and subsequent releases being based on Blink and Chromium. Opera 33 was released in October 2015.
FIREFOX BROWSER A BRIEF HISTORY: The Mozilla Firefox project was created by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross as an experimental branch of the Mozilla browser. The project
that became Firefox started as an experimental branch of the Mozilla Suite called m/b (or mozilla/browser). After it had been sufficiently developed,
binaries for public testing appeared in September 2002 under the name Phoenix. This name carried the implication of the mythical firebird that rose
triumphantly from the ashes of its dead predecessor, in this case from the "ashes" of Netscape Navigator after it had been killed off by Microsoft's
Internet Explorer in the "First browser war". The history of the name Mozilla goes all the way back to the internal codename for the original 1994
Netscape Navigator browser, with the name meaning "Mosaic killer" and aiming to some similarity with the building-crushing Godzilla, as the company's
goal was to displace NCSA Mosaic as the world's number one web browser. The name Mozilla was revived as the 1998 open sourcing spinoff organization
CHROME BROWSER A BRIEF HISTORY: Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google. It used the WebKit layout engine until version 27 and,
with the exception of its iOS releases, from version 28 and beyond uses the WebKit for Blink. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft
Windows on September 2, 2008, and as a stable public release on December 11, 2008. As of November 2015, StatCounter estimates that Google Chrome has a 58% worldwide
usage share of web browsers as a desktop browser. It is also the most popular browser for smartphones, and combined across all platforms at about 45%. Its success
has led to Google expanding the 'Chrome' brand name on various other products such as the Chromecast. Google releases the majority of Chrome's source code as an
open-source project Chromium. A notable component that is not open source is their version of the built-in Adobe Flash Player, called Pepper Flash Player.
SAFARI BROWSER A BRIEF HISTORY: Safari is a web browser developed by Apple based on the WebKit engine. First released in 2003 with Mac OS X Panther, a mobile version
has been included in iOS devices since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. It is the default browser on Apple devices. A Windows version, now discontinued,
was available from 2007 to 2012. Until 1997, Apple Macintosh computers were shipped with the Netscape Navigator and Cyberdog web browsers only. Internet Explorer
for Mac was later included as the default web browser for Mac OS 8.1 and onwards, as part of a five-year agreement between Apple and Microsoft. During that time,
Microsoft released three major versions of Internet Explorer for Mac that were bundled with Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9, though Apple continued to include Netscape Navigator
as an alternative. Microsoft ultimately released a Mac OS X edition of Internet Explorer for Mac, which was included as the default browser in all Mac OS X releases
from Mac OS X DP4 up to and including Mac OS X v10.2.
INTERNET EXPLORER BROWSER A BRIEF HISTORY: Microsoft has developed eleven versions of Internet Explorer for Windows from 1995 to 2013. Microsoft has also developed
Internet Explorer for Mac, Internet Explorer for UNIX and Internet Explorer Mobile respectively for Apple Macintosh, Unix and mobile devices. The first two are
discontinued but the latter runs on Windows CE, Windows Mobile and Windows Phone. All Browser history (text)taken from the Wikipedia Website, to read more search
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