The Browser That Roared

Enter Mozilla, Web-surfing software by the people, for the people. Has Microsoft met its match?

In the beginning there was one Web browser. It was called Mosaic, and if you didn't like it you could go back to watching Murphy Brown, or whatever it was we did before we had the Web. Then Microsoft started giving away Internet Explorer, Mosaic turned into Netscape, and suddenly life was complicated. It was like Coke vs. Pepsi, or Mets vs. Yankees: everybody had to choose. When Microsoft won the browser wars, by hook or by crook (the jury is still out on that), life got simple again.

Brace yourself. A nonprofit group loosely affiliated with Netscape is about to...

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