2004 – Mozilla launches the web browser that would finally give Internet Explorer a run for it’s money. Firefox 1.0 web browser was created by Mozilla, who broke free from the Netscape Navigator browser to develop in Open Source. The Gecko layout engine browser would be available for Windows, Mac and Linux – with it being the standard browser in current flavors of Ubuntu. Last year on it’s 3.5 release, it set a new worlds record download. Firefox currently takes 1/5 of the market browser share.
This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for November 9
- Blizzard settles a lawsuit with Micro Star
- Netscape acquires Collabra
- Albert Einstein is awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in Physics