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Internet Browser
    (March 1991- )
    Text-only browser
    Originated at the University of Kansas
    Early origins: Herb Harris, (Assistant Director of User Services at the University of Kansas) called for a 'campus-wide information system - CWIS' (1989)
    Developed by Garrett Blythe, Lou Montulli, Michael Grobe Vijay Kolli, and Charles Rezac
    It is a plain vanilla text only operating system.
    People confused it with the Linux operating system.
    It is rarely updated.
    It is difficult to find the correct language or latest release for any given o/s.
    There was an attempt to move Linx into the public domain, since more than a dozen outsiders contributed code. However the University of Kansas refused granting it only General Public Licensing.
    It was the first viable browser to incorporate hypertext (HTML tags).
    It was the first viable browser to integrate most of the internet resources services such as Gopher, HTTP, WAIS, FTP and NNTP (usernet news groups).
    It outlasted almost all of its competitors such as Amaya, Cello, IBM WebExplorer, SlipKnot and Viola.
    It is still the most popular text based browser.
    It is used by the visually impaired.
    The program was provided free for use at educational facilities.
    It was developed during a less greedy time on the Internet, when many computer guys worked together without compensation for the satisfaction of improving the product.
    Developers Lou and Garrett were hired by Netscape.
    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 5 Votes: 160.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 5 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 21 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 101 Votes: 64.36% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 19 Votes: 63.16% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 42 Votes: 76.19% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 70 Votes: 75.71% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 104 Votes: 65.38% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 97 Votes: 60.82% Annoying
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