Internet Explorer 5

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 5 was bundled with Windows 98 Second Edition and Windows 2000. It could be installed on 95, NT 4, and Windows 98 First Edition. IE was also avaliable for Windows 3.1 and MacOS. NT 3.51 was only supported using the 16-bit version. A port to HP-UX and Solaris was also available.

IE 5.x did not include the Windows 95 "desktop update", however the desktop would work if IE 4 was installed first.

16-bit IE 5.0 was the last version for Windows 3.1 and NT 3.51.

The final version for Classic MacOS was 5.17, and the final version for MacOS X was 5.23. At this point, the Macintosh version was much different from the Windows version.

Product type
Application Web Browser
Vendor
Microsoft
Release date
1999
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows Unix MacOS Mac OS X
Download count
118 (19 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 [HP-UX] 5.0 English 41.05MB 4
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 (5.00.0913.2200) [Windows 3.x] 5.0.0913.2200 English 9.51MB 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 (5.00.2014.0216) [DEC Alpha] 5.0 (5.00.2014.0216) English 57.37MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 (5.00.2314.1000) [DEC Alpha] 5.0 (5.00.2314.1000) English 57.38MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 (5.00.2314.1003) 5.0.2314 English 12.92MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 SP1 [Sun Solaris] 5.0 SP1 English 21.18MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Czech] 5.0.2919.6307 Czech 69.61MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Danish] 5.0.2919.6307 Danish 69.58MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Dutch] 5.0.2919.6307 Dutch 69.61MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Finnish] 5.0.2919.6307 Finnish 69.64MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [French] 5.0.2919.6307 French 69.66MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [German] 5.0.2919.6307 German 74.37MB 1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Greek] 5.0.2919.6307 Greek 69.8MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Hungarian] 5.0.2919.6307 Hungarian 69.7MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Italian] 5.0.2919.6307 Italian 69.51MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Norwegian] 5.0.2919.6307 Norwegian 69.57MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Polish] 5.0.2919.6307 Polish 69.71MB 1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Russian] 5.0.2919.6307 Russian 69.61MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Slovak] 5.0.2919.6307 Slovak 69.8MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Slovenian] 5.0.2919.6307 Slovenian 69.57MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Swedish] 5.0.2919.6307 Swedish 69.65MB 1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.0.2919.6307) [Turkish] 5.0.2919.6307 Turkish 69.52MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.00.2919.6307) 5.00.2919.6307 English 65.99MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.00.3314.2101) 5.00.3314.2101 English 79.65MB 2
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.1.7 for Classic Mac OS PPC 5.1.7 for Classic Mac OS English 3.26MB 2
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.2.3 for Mac OS X 5.2.3 for Mac OS X English 7.05MB 0

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