1994 saw the first commercial product to incorporate Mosaic: SCO Global Access, a modified version of its Open Desktop version of Unix that served as an Internet gateway.
to ensure that it contained no Mosaic code, and thus no longer credits Spyglass or Mosaic.
The licensing terms for NCSA Mosaic were generous for a proprietary software program.
In general, non-commercial use was free of charge for all versions (with certain limitations).
Starting with next to nothing, the rates of the web growth (quoted in the press) hovering around tens of thousands of percent over ridiculously short periods of time were no real surprise.
Ultimately, web browsers such as Mosaic became the killer applications of the 1990s.
The adjective phenomenal, so often overused in this industry, is genuinely applicable to the...
'explosion' in the growth of the web after Mosaic appeared on the scene.
that made the web popularly relevant and touched off the revolution". to rectify many of the shortcomings of the very primitive prototypes then floating around the Internet.
Netscape Navigator's code descendant is Mozilla Firefox.
Starting in 1995 Mosaic lost market share to Netscape Navigator, and by 1997 only had a tiny fraction of users left, by which time the project was discontinued.
Mosaic is not the most direct way to find online information. It is merely the most pleasurable way, and in the 18 months since it was released, Mosaic has incited a rush of excitement and commercial energy unprecedented in the history of the Net.
Mosaic was the web browser that led to the Internet boom of the 1990s.