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3. UdiWWW was the first web browser that was able to handle all HTML 3 features. UdiWWW was created for the UDINE Project (Universal Document Information and Navigation Environment), which started in 1992.


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4. Microsoft released the Internet Explorer version in the year 1995. By 1999, Internet Explorer was owning 99% of the browser market.


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5. Initial versions of Chrome use WebKit as the rendering engine. But Google eventually forked it to create the Blink engine. Now all Chrome variants except iOS use Blink.


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6. As per W3Counter’s browser stats for January 2019, Google Chrome has a 62% worldwide browser market share across all platforms.


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7. K-Meleon, Amaya and Konqueror are the names of web browsers which were in use in the 90s. Amaya was considered a "lightweight" browser.


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8. Lynx is a customizable text-based web browser for use on cursor-addressable character cell terminals. Presently, it is the oldest web browser still in general use. It was launched in 1992 and still has active development.


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9. Chrome or Google Chrome was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows, and was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android.


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10. Firefox is an open-source web browser developed by Mozilla Corporation. It is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, BSD and many other operating systems.


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11. Presto was developed by Opera Software for use in Opera. Its development was stopped as Opera transitioned to Blink layout engine.


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12. Microsoft Edge is codenamed as Spartan. It is a web browser developed by Microsoft. It was first released for Windows 10 in 2015 and then for Android and iOS in 2017.


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13. Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11 was the eleventh and final version of the browser. It was officially released in 2013 for Windows 8.1.


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14. MacWWW, also known as Samba, was the web browser launched in1992 which was meant to run on Macintosh computers. It was the first web browser for any non-Unix operating system.


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15. Epic web browser was launched by a Bangalore-based software firm, Hidden Reflex. Epic is based on the Mozilla platform.


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16. Trident is a browser engine which was developed by Microsoft for use in the Windows versions of Internet Explorer 4 to Internet Explorer 11.


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17. The first web browser was called as WorldWideWeb. It was invented in 1990 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. It was later renamed to Nexus.


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18. Mosaic was the first web browser to display images inline with text instead of displaying images in a separate window.


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19. Cello was the first web browser to run on the Microsoft Windows. Cello is an early graphical web browser for Windows 3.1 and it was developed by Thomas R. Bruce.


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20. Erwise was the first browser with a graphical user interface, developed as a student project at Helsinki University of Technology and released in April 1992, but discontinued in 1994


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