Mosaic Netscape version 0.9 beta

On October 13, 1994, The Mosaic Communications Corporation (renamed Netscape Communications Corporation on November 14, 1994) launched, under the name Mosaic Netscape 0.9, the first one in a series of browsers, called Netscape Navigator in the subsequent versions.

Shortly after being released, Mosaic Netscape 0.9 and Netscape Navigator 1.0 (released on December 15, 1994) became widely popular and, within a few months, assumed a dominant position on the market.

Mosaic Netscape version 0.9 beta

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Release Date

  • October 13, 1994

System Requirements


  • Windows 3.1 or later (16-bit/32-bit)
  • Windows for Workgroups
  • Windows NT


  • System 7.0


  • X Window System


  • 14,400 bps or faster modem

Technical Specifications

  • Interoperates with multiprotocol clients and servers. Support for HTTP, FTP, and NNTP
  • Delivers improved performance via:
    • Multiple, simultaneous image loading
    • Continuous document streaming
    • Document and image caching
    • Native JPEG image decompression
  • Delivers enhanced ease of use via:
    • A toolbar for frequently used commands
    • A bookmark facility to let users maintain, index and search a hierarchical list of favorite Internet sites
    • An state of the art configurable GUI
    • A network transfer progress indicator
  • Provides a common look, feel, and behavior across platforms


  • Free for personal use
  • A commercial license was $99 per user