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.


Release notes

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
Download count
75 (1 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Internet Explorer 2.0 Polish 1.13MB 0
Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) Portuguese 1.12MB 0
Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) Brazilian Portuguese 1.13MB 0
Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) Italian 1.12MB 0
Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) Hungarian 1.13MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (3.5) 2.0 False 1.12MB 1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.1079) 2.0 (CC 4.40.1079) False 1.04MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) 2.0.4.40.516 False 1.12MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Czech] False 1.14MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Danish] False 1.12MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Dutch] False 1.12MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Finnish] False 1.12MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [French] False 1.12MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [German] False 1.14MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Greek] False 1.13MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Japanese] False 1.13MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Korean] False 1.15MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Norway] False 1.12MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Pan European] False 1.59MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Russian] False 1.14MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Slovenia] False 1.12MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Spanish] False 1.13MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Swedish] False 1.11MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Thai] False 1.12MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Trad. Chinese] False 1.16MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (4.40.516) [Turkish] False 1.13MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.1 (2.10.524) [Czech] False 3.7MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.1 (2.10.524) [Hungarian] False 3.7MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.1 (2.10.524) [Polish] False 3.69MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.1 (2.10.524) [Russian] False 3.69MB 0

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