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Internet Explorer is the most commonly used Internet browser today.


Internet Explorer 6

Internet Explorer 6.0 is the standard browser in the latest version of Windows (Windows XP). It was released in August 2001.

Windows XP is built on Windows 2000 and is the successor to Windows 98, Millennium, and Windows 2000.

Internet Explorer 6.0 is the most commonly used browser today. See Statistics.


Internet Explorer 5

Internet Explorer 5 was the first major browser with XML support.

Version 5.5 (July 2000) for Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, and Windows 2000. Support for XML/XSL, CSS, printing (print preview) and HTC behaviors.

Version 5.01 (November 1999) Primarily a bug fix for 5.0.

Version 5.0 (March 1999) The first major browser with XML support.


Older Internet Explorer Versions

The oldest versions of Internet Explorer are no longer in use by any majority of users. Web developers will ignore them. Their functionality is outdated.

Version 4.0 (released in 1997) is used by less than 1%. It has respectable CSS and DOM support, but no XML support.

Version 3.0 (released in 1996) is now used by less than 0.1%.

Version 2.0 (released in 1995). It is too old. Nobody uses it.

Version 1.0 (released in 1995). Does anyone remember it?


Internet Explorer for Macintosh

Version 5.1.7 is the latest version of Internet Explorer for Mac OS 8 and 9. It was released in July 2003.

Version 5.2.3 is the latest version of Internet Explorer for Mac OS X. It was released in June 2003.

Note: version 5.2.3 requires special features in Mac OS X. Mac OS 8 and 9 users must download and install version 5.1.7.


Microsoft Internet Explorer Downloads

Download Internet Explorer for free at: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.asp.

Download Internet Explorer (for Mac) for free at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/.

Download the latest security updates and bug fixes at: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.asp


Microsoft Internet Explorer Resources

Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web Site
The place to go to stay in tune with the latest from Microsoft.

Microsoft's Internet Explorer Support Site
Microsoft's searchable knowledgebase. Download Center. FAQ by product. Assisted support directory.


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