Cello – First Windows Web Browser

By | April 20, 2010

Although many users remember Mosaic web browser, only quite a few have ever heard of Cello, which was in fact, the very first Windows web browser.

Cello - First Windows Web Browser

How so? Well, as it was non graphical web browser, Cello made a very little impact, compared to Mosaic. Furthermore, version 2.0 was ceased before a public release.

Despite that, browser had a lot of awesome features, such as: GIF, XBM, PCX, and BMP support, file saving and printing, bookmarks and even mailto: attribute support.

Initial release: June 8, 1993
Discontinued: 1.01a / April 16, 1994

Download Cello 1.01a (16-bit).

Thanks to mabdul for the tip.


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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. RamaSubbu SK says:

    Nice one!!

  2. Rafael says:

    It has the name of a beautiful instrument. *-*

  3. Godswil says:

    Opara is the letest sit dat i no for now

  4. mabdul says:

    hehe, look at http://stats.grok.se/en/201004/Cello_(web_browser) and you will see after the “normal” fviews of wikipedia that after this blogpost the views gone up 4times!

  5. 1celt says:

    I actually USED this browser back in the day

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