Web Browser

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.

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IE 5 was released with Windows 98 Second Edition and Windows 2000, as well as an upgrade for Windows 3.1, NT, and 95. The 32 bit version of IE 5 will not run on Windows NT 3.51 or earlier due to the reliance on the Windows 95 Explorer desktop. Users of NT 3.51 must use the 16-bit version of Internet Explorer.

A version of IE 5 was ported to Solaris and HP-UX through through the use of MainWin's xDe environment and uses the Trident engine. IE for Mac OS uses a different engine called Tasman which is also used in Office:mac, Entourage, and MSN for Mac OS X.


Stats/Requirements

Category: Software Application
Platform: Windows, Unix
Release: 1998
End of Life: Unknown
RAM: Unknown
Disk Space: Unknown
Required CPU: Unknown
Type: Graphical

Downloads

Name Version Size Language Architecture Contents
IE 5 (for Solaris)  5.0 31.9 MB English SPARC File Archive
IE 5 for HP-UX  5.0 41.05 MB English Other File Archive
IE 5.01 (32-bit Windows)  5.0.2919.6307 69.58 MB Danish x86-32 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 (5.00.0913.2200) [Windows 3.x]  5.0.0913.2200 9.51 MB False x86 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 (5.00.2314.1003)  5.0.2314 12.92 MB False x86 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Czech]  69.61 MB False x86 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Dutch]  69.61 MB False x86 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Finnish]  69.64 MB False x86 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [French]  69.66 MB False x86 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [German]  74.37 MB False x86 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Greek]  69.8 MB False x86 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Hungarian]  69.7 MB False x86 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Italian]  69.51 MB False x86 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Norwegian]  69.57 MB False x86 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Polish]  69.71 MB False x86 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Russian]  69.61 MB False x86 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Slovak]  69.8 MB False x86 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Slovenian]  69.57 MB False x86 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Swedish]  69.65 MB False x86 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Turkish]  69.52 MB False x86 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.00.2919.6307)  5.01.2919.6307 65.99 MB False x86 File Archive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.00.3314.2101)  5.0.3314.2101 79.65 MB False x86 File Archive