Internet Explorer 2

Internet Explorer is Microsoft's venture into the Web Browser market. The initial version of Explorer was incarnated from Spyglass Mosaic which Microsoft licensed for a modest quarterly fee and a share of the non-Windows product revenues. As Microsoft decided to distribute Internet Explorer "free of charge" with their Windows operating system, they were able to avoid most royalties. This resulted in a lawsuit and a US$8 million settlement in January 1997. Being included in Windows since Windows 95 and beyond, it quickly overtook Netscape in the first Browser War and retained ~95% of market share until the early 2000's when popular alternative browsers such as Mozilla Firefox came to market sparking the 2nd browser war. Internet Explorer was long known for disobeying set web standards by the W3C until version 9 when Microsoft took a new commitment to HTML5 and web standards.

IE 2.0 introduced support for new features such as SSL (Secure Socket Layer), HTTP Cookies, VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language), and JavaScript. An integrated EMail/News client also surfaced. Through OLE drag-and-drop was supported in IE. A PPP network stack was included for operating systems which did not contain such functionality. Also a bookmark import utility was introduced to migrate users' bookmarks from Netscape.

Product type
Application Web Browser
Release date
1995
End of life date
2001
Minimum CPU
16MHz
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows

Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Internet Explorer 2.0 Polish x86-32 Archive 1.13MB
Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) Portuguese x86-32 Archive 1.12MB
Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) Brazilian Portuguese x86-32 Archive 1.13MB
Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) Italian x86-32 Archive 1.12MB
Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) Hungarian x86-32 Archive 1.13MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (3.5) 2.0 False x86 3½ Floppy 1.12MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.1079) 2.0 (CC 4.40.1079) False x86 Archive 1.04MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) 2.0.4.40.516 False x86 Archive 1.12MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Czech] False x86 Archive 1.14MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Danish] False x86 Archive 1.12MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Dutch] False x86 Archive 1.12MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Finnish] False x86 Archive 1.12MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [French] False x86 Archive 1.12MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [German] False x86 Archive 1.14MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Greek] False x86 Archive 1.13MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Japanese] False x86 Archive 1.13MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Korean] False x86 Archive 1.15MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Norway] False x86 Archive 1.12MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Pan European] False x86 Archive 1.59MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Russian] False x86 Archive 1.14MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Slovenia] False x86 Archive 1.12MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Spanish] False x86 Archive 1.13MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Swedish] False x86 Archive 1.11MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Thai] False x86 Archive 1.12MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Trad. Chinese] False x86 Archive 1.16MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Turkish] False x86 Archive 1.13MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.1 (2.10.524) [Czech] False x86 Archive 3.7MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.1 (2.10.524) [Hungarian] False x86 Archive 3.7MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.1 (2.10.524) [Polish] False x86 Archive 3.69MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.1 (2.10.524) [Russian] False x86 Archive 3.69MB