Internet Explorer 3

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.

Shipped with Windows 95 OSR 2, this release added an Email and News reader, called "Internet Mail and News," HTTP 1.1 support, Java applets, and the modularization of IE components for embedding.

Product type
Application Web Browser
Vendor
Microsoft
Release date
1995
Minimum CPU
80386 DX or better
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows

Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 (3.00.1152) 3.0.1152 False x86 Archive 2.38MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 (3.00.1153) [Brazil] False x86 Archive 4.09MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 (3.00.1153) [Danish] False x86 Archive 4.04MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 (3.00.1153) [Dutch] False x86 Archive 4.04MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 (3.00.1153) [Finnish] False x86 Archive 4.05MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 (3.00.1153) [Norway] False x86 Archive 4.04MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 (3.00.1153) [Portuguese] False x86 Archive 4.08MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 (3.00.1153) [Spanish] False x86 Archive 4.08MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 (3.00.1153) [Swedish] False x86 Archive 4.04MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 (3.00.1506) [Korean] False x86 Archive 4.17MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 (3.00.1506) [Simpl. Chinese] False x86 Archive 4.04MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 (3.00.1506) [Trad. Chinese] False x86 Archive 4.04MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 (3.5) 3.0 False x86 3½ Floppy 2.39MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 (4.70.1155) 3.0 (CC 4.70.1155) False x86 Archive 5.37MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 for Windows 95 (3.5) 3.0 English x86-32 3½ Floppy 8.53MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (3.01.2723) 3.01.2723 False x86 Archive 4.66MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (3.01.2723) [Brazil] False x86 Archive 4.71MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (3.01.2723) [Czech] False x86 Archive 4.71MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (3.01.2723) [Danish] False x86 Archive 4.69MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (3.01.2723) [Dutch] False x86 Archive 4.69MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (3.01.2723) [Finnish] False x86 Archive 4.7MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (3.01.2723) [French] False x86 Archive 4.72MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (3.01.2723) [German] False x86 Archive 4.72MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (3.01.2723) [Hungarian] False x86 Archive 4.71MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (3.01.2723) [Italian] False x86 Archive 4.7MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (3.01.2723) [Japanese] False x86 Archive 4.74MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (3.01.2723) [Korean] False x86 Archive 4.81MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (3.01.2723) [Norwegian] False x86 Archive 4.69MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (3.01.2723) [Polish] False x86 Archive 4.73MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (3.01.2723) [Portuguese] False x86 Archive 4.71MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (3.01.2723) [Russian] False x86 Archive 4.72MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (4.70.1216) [MIPS] 3.01 (4.70.1216) English MIPS Archive 3.16MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (4.70.1216) [PPC] 3.01 (4.70.1216) English ppc Archive 2.78MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Arabic] False x86 Archive 6.01MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Brazil] False x86 Archive 6.01MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Czech] False x86 Archive 6.03MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Danish] False x86 Archive 6.01MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Dutch] False x86 Archive 6.01MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Finnish] False x86 Archive 6.02MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [French] False x86 Archive 6.04MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [German] False x86 Archive 6.03MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Greek] False x86 Archive 6.03MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Hebrew] False x86 Archive 6.01MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Hungarian] False x86 Archive 6.03MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Italian] False x86 Archive 6.02MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Japanese] False x86 Archive 6.05MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Korean] 3.02 (CC 4.70.1215) False x86 Archive 6.03MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Norwegian] False x86 Archive 6.01MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Polish] False x86 Archive 6.01MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Polish] [Windows 95] False x86 Archive 10.67MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Polish] [Windows NT] False x86 Archive 8.67MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Portuguese] False x86 Archive 6MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Russian] False x86 Archive 6.02MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Simpl. Chinese] False x86 Archive 4.2MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Slovak] False x86 Archive 6.03MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Slovenian] False x86 Archive 6.05MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Spanish] False x86 Archive 6MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Swedish] False x86 Archive 6.01MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Thai] False x86 Archive 6MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Trad. Chinese] False x86 Archive 6.04MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1215) [Turkish] False x86 Archive 6.07MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 (4.70.1300) 3.02 (CC 4.70.1300) False x86 Archive 10.83MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02a (3.02a.2916) [Spanish] False x86 Archive 4.73MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02a (3.02a.2916) [Swedish] False x86 Archive 4.69MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.03 (3.03.2925) 3.03 False x86 Archive 4.68MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.03 (3.03.2925) [Windows NT 3.51] 3.03.2925 False x86 3½ Floppy 3.93MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0a (3.00.1563) [French] 3.0.1563 False x86 Archive 4.09MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0a (3.00.1563) [German] False x86 Archive 4.08MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0a (3.00.1563) [Italian] 3.0.1563 False x86 Archive 4.06MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0a (3.00.1563) [Japanese] False x86 Archive 4.07MB

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