When you started using the internet what browser did you use? Did you use Netscape, Mosaic, or were you and AOL or Prodigy person. Are you so young that you don’t have a clue what we’re talking about?
Browser wars were a real competitive landscape for years. Netscape eventually pulled ahead and then of course, Mozilla’s Firefox came on the scene and started dominating the browser market. Just when it looked like Firefox was wielding many users away from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Google released a browser of their own, in Chrome.
Now a browser is almost a commodity. Everyone has one and only a hand few are major players, especially on the desktop and laptop front. Mobile browsers have an entirely different war of their own.
Every now and then Comscore or another analytics or research company comes out with a report showing what browsers are used the most, but for the most part they’re geared toward the techgeek audience.
What browser are you using? What browsers are left fighting the good fight.
The team at WhoIsHostingThis.com have come up with a handy infographic highlighting the browser wars in recent day. They also take a trip down memory lane looking at some of the stats that drove Mosaic, Internet Explorer and Netscape. Check out the infographic below.