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Microsoft's Internet Explorer Turns 15 Today!

     
12:00 pm on Aug 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Happy birthday IE!

This site has some good screenshots of older versions of IE:
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Turns 15 Today! [tech18.com]

Windows Internet Explorer (formerly Microsoft Internet Explorer; abbreviated to MSIE or more commonly, IE), is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems starting in 1995.
12:03 pm on Aug 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Good, time to die. At least, for version 6.
1:09 pm on Aug 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Those screen shots remind me of the blissfully innocent days of the mid-90s.

Happy Birthday, IE! You outlived Netscape!
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I had to smile at downloading FF in the IE 6 screen shot...
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I love the way they have shown the Firefox download page, with the download dialogue box within the ie6 screenshot.

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Just like a lot of other teenagers- always getting into trouble because of bad elements.
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Remember when you used to see Netscape Navigator for sale in stories before IE existed?
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Yep, IE outlived Netscape, and ever will, as long as there are still so many AOL users around.
8:57 pm on Aug 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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netscape navigator was great, it was all I ever used
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Heh. Netscape Gold and NS 3, then Netscape 4.0X for seemingly ages, before jumping to the NS 4.5X to 4.8X series. Those were the days! Even back then, I ran away from anything IE related.

[edited by: g1smd at 10:18 pm (utc) on Aug 16, 2010]

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netscape navigator was great, it was all I ever used


Netscape 2 (Gold) and 3 were excellent, 4.x was a dog, it became vaguely usable only at 4.7. IE4, on the other hand, was fast, clean, and not a bloated crashy monster like NN4. I always used Netscape (then Mozilla, then Firefox), except for the period when IE4 was the best browser around.
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I never really found about about netscape until netscape 2. Just got my 1st computer and had no idea what I was doing really, all i wanted to do was sit in hyperterm and play BBS games :-P
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I remember reading and trying out a kb article that described opening up ie6, then opening lotus notes 4.5, then switch back to the ie6 process, watching the cpu meter spike to 100%
That was fun.

Who doesn't love Active Desktop? (IE4) Courtesy of NT4, Service pack 4? or was it 6a?
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^^^

My computer always crashed when I tried using active desktop; though I liked the Idea, the Tech guy at work always broke into a cold sweat when he came to see why my computer had frozen.

But yes, the (good?) old days, My fist O/S was windows 3.11 and my only option/installed browser was netscape, I must admit I liked the mail client in that.

But now, I only ever use FF, and as I remote desktop quite a bit *apparently* you can only use IE for that (to instigate the process), which I think I total rot!

Nice blast down memory lane though :)

Cheers,
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I hate developing for IE (or re-developing), but I don't intrinsically hate the brand. I remember somewhere around v4 or v5 it was pretty good stuff and possibly the real, competitive reason for the formation of Firefox.
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lol I can remember starting with mosaic and then when Netscape came out evangelising for its use in BT - for a long time NS was the default browser in BT only when Netscape lost its way (see JMS's site for an explanation) with NS 4 did they switch to IE