On This Day in Technology History – December 15th

A guide to the historic events in technology that happened on this day in history. Today we acknowledge the launch of Alta Vista and and the popular internet explorer, Netscape Navigator.


1994 – Netscape release Navigatornetscape Navigator

In the U.S. Netscape announce the release of version 1.0 of Netscape Navigator. This establishes it as the first commercial web browser. Thanks to it’s strength of its resources, Netscape launch of Navigator will see quickly become the most popular internet browser worldwide.




1995 – Alta Vista LaunchedaltaVista

Also in the U.S. and also a major day for the internet, the search engine AltaVista is launched by Louis Monier of Digital Equipment Corp. The search engine was developed by researchers at Digital Equipment Research Laboratories. The search engine will quickly become the most commonly used internet search engine due to its large index of sixteen million documents. On it’s first day, the search engine will receive over three hundred thousand users.




About the Author

Ronan Healy

Hi everyone. I'm part of the EuroSTAR team. I'm here to help you engage with the EuroSTAR Huddle Community and get the best out of your membership. Together with software testing experts, we have a range of webinars and eBooks for you to enjoy and we have lots of opportunities for you to come together online. If you have any thoughts about the community, please get in contact with me.
Find out more about @ronan