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Practical UNIX by Steve Moritsugu - DTR Business Systems

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Surfing the Internet from UNIX

Some of the first machines that could access the World Wide Web were running UNIX. The first Web browser to be widely used was Mosaic, an X-Windows application developed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois. Mosaic runs on several flavors of UNIX and is still available today, even though it does not have some of the nicer features of the latest generation of browsers.

Browsers such as Netscape Navigator/Communicator, Sun’s HotJava, and Lynx appeared later. If your flavor of UNIX doesn’t have X-Windows, or if you don’t have the proper hardware to run it, you can still run Lynx because it requires only a dumb terminal.

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