The age of AB?

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The age of AB?

Post by Browser Peeper » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:40 am

I read an article recently that stated Avant Browser was first released in 2004. I am almost positive I started using AB in 2003. Does anyone know for certain when AB was first released? Anderson Che would know if someone wants to bring this question to his attention. Thank you.

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Re: The age of AB?

Post by ABman » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:46 am


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Re: The age of AB?

Post by Jasmine » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:02 am

You both old users. I start to use it from Dec, 2006.
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Re: The age of AB?

Post by ilmkidunya » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:19 am

I think it started in 2000

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Re: The age of AB?

Post by flowrush » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:46 pm

It's funny how long it's been around but no one can solidly tell its ancient history except the one man who rarely posts. :lol:

If we're going back to 1999, I want details on who was working on what and how, the story behind the catalyst, etc. 8)

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Re: The age of AB?

Post by mbrazil » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:09 am

flowrush wrote:It's funny how long it's been around but no one can solidly tell its ancient history except the one man who rarely posts. :lol:

If we're going back to 1999, I want details on who was working on what and how, the story behind the catalyst, etc. 8)
Per this article http://tinyurl.com/ayw77 in Wikipedia, the Initial release was in August 2004. It doesn't list the version number of that release, though.

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Re: The age of AB?

Post by Sara » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:28 am

I have an abbeta.exe I uploaded on 12/9/2002 which is about the time I found Avant. I know it went by another name in the beginning--actually I think it was called Opera for a short time..
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Re: The age of AB?

Post by brawnymike » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:50 pm

Based on where I was residing at the time I started using Avant Browser, I believe I installed it at the end of 2000 (but no later than 2001) ... and it was already called Avant Browser.

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Re: The age of AB?

Post by AXEMAN » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:16 pm

Sara wrote:I have an abbeta.exe I uploaded on 12/9/2002 which is about the time I found Avant. I know it went by another name in the beginning--actually I think it was called Opera for a short time..
You mean when it worked . 8)

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Re: The age of AB?

Post by Sara » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:29 pm

I was right! The Opera builds are in the Archive:

http://avant.it-mate.co.uk/?c=Download
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