Internet Explorer 2

Microsoft Internet Explorer is a web browser application created by Microsoft primarily for Microsoft Windows. It was initially based on Spyglass Mosaic. At various points, Internet Explorer was also available for MacOS, Solaris, and HP-UX.

At its 1995 release, Internet Explorer competed with the Mosaic web browser and Netscape Navigator. Home Internet access was still somewhat new and competed against proprietary services like CompuServe, AOL, and Microsoft's own MSN.

Microsoft aggressively and abusively positioned Internet Explorer as part of their "browser war" to eliminate all competition. Microsoft fiercely pushed third party products to bundle Internet Explorer, and web sites to work only in Internet Explorer.

In 1998, Microsoft was hit with an antitrust suit, much of which involved their browser bundling.

By around 2004, Microsoft had destroyed most of their competition, dominated the browser market, and let IE stagnate until Mozilla.org released Firefox.

After Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft supplanted IE with "Microsoft Edge" which eventually switched to the Google Chrome rendering engine. Something that would have been unthinkable back then.

Internet Explorer is freely redistributable. But is archived here, as much software (stupidly) requires it.



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Release notes

Internet Explorer 2 introduced a Macintosh version. From here on out, Windows 3.1 and NT 3.51 recieved 16-bit versions. IE 2 32-bit supported 95, and was bundled with Windows NT 4.

IE 2 added marquees, background sounds, GIF animation, HTML 2.0 and 3.0 support, Internet shopping tokens ("cookies"), and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 2.0 and 3.0 transfer. The Windows 3.1 version added a TCP/IP dial-up utility.

Product type
Application Web Browser
Vendor
Microsoft
Release date
1995
End of life date
2001
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows MacOS
Download count
192 (1 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0 English 1.56MB 1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Brazil] 2.0 Brazilian Portuguese 1.13MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Czech] 2.0 Czech 1.14MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Danish] 2.0 Danish 1.12MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Dutch] 2.0 Dutch 1.12MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Finnish] 2.0 Finnish 1.12MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [French] 2.0 French 1.12MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [German] 2.0 German 1.14MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Greek] 2.0 Greek 1.13MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Hungary] 2.0 Hungarian 1.13MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Italian] 2.0 Italian 1.12MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Japanese] 2.0 Japanese 1.13MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Korean] 2.0 Korean 1.15MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Norway] 2.0 Norway 1.12MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Pan European] 2.0 Pan European 1.59MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Polish] 2.0 Polish 1.13MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Portuguese] 2.0 Portuguese 1.12MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Russian] 2.0 Russian 1.14MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Slovenia] 2.0 Slovenia 1.12MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Spanish] 2.0 Spanish 1.13MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Swedish] 2.0 Swedish 1.11MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Thai] 2.0 Thai 1.12MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Trad. Chinese] 2.0 Trad. Chinese 1.16MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 [Turkish] 2.0 Turkish 1.13MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 for Windows 3.1 2.0 English 1.05MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0.1 for Macintosh (hqx) 2.0.1 English 1.5MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0.1 for Macintosh [PPC] (hqx) 2.0.1 English 1.18MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0.1 for Macintosh [m68k] (hqx) 2.0.1 English 1.06MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.01 for Windows 3.1 2.01 English 1.04MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0c 2.0c English 1.15MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.1 for Windows 3.1 [Czech] 2.1 Czech 3.7MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.1 for Windows 3.1 [Hungarian] 2.1 Hungarian 3.7MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.1 for Windows 3.1 [Polish] 2.1 Polish 3.69MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.1 for Windows 3.1 [Russian] 2.1 Russian 3.69MB 0

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