Web Browser Recollections

It came up in the office: Chrome has the market share of the browser market.

It was interesting hearing everyone make guesses about when certain browsers came to market and talking about when they changed to other ones and why. We talked about Mosaic and Netscape. Remember how long both were on 1.0 and 1.1? Remember the IE monopoly lawsuit?

For me, I was surprised that Opera was originally released in 1994. I suspect this was because of its genesis in Europe. I have been using it (and still using it) since 2002-ish. I like the mouse gesture and user profiles they had. However, I still end up using IE and Firefox but I still haven’t used Chrome. But I am finding Opera falling behind and the latest version is basically unusable.

What browsers are you using and why?