Netscape launches Navigator web browser
13th October 1994
The Mosaic Communications Corporation (renamed Netscape Communications Corporation on 14th November 1994) launched its flagship internet browsing application on this day.
Netscape designed Navigator to provide home-based users with a browser that was usable at the low internet speeds many people had at the time, due to slow dial-up modems.
It very quickly became the browser of choice for the majority of internet surfers. For the rest of the 1990s, it continued to be used more than any other browser application. A whole generation of users relied upon Navigator until Microsoft Internet Explorer was packaged with their Windows 95 operating system.