The journey into the history of Microsoft Internet Explorer begins on August 16, 1995, with the release of its first version. Internet Explorer has gone through very difficult stages in its development.
It competes with browsers like Firefox Mozilla, Opera and Google Chrome. In Europe, Firefox is the strongest competitor. But, be that as it may, IE is conveniently located on the top and accounts for a large share in use.
Internet Explorer 1released August 16, 1995
Internet Explorer 1 is a graphical web browser from Microsoft.
Internet Explorer 2released November 22, 1995
Integration with the conductor appeared
Internet Explorer 3released August 13, 1996
Internet Explorer 3 is the first commercial browser with CSS support. In addition, support for ActiveX control, Java-applets.
The third version includes a set of deliveries of Internet services and mail. By the way, in the third version appeared the IE logo!
Internet Explorer 4appeared in September 1997
In version 4, deepened the level of integration between the web browser and the operating system. Internet Explorer 4 adds support for group policies. Also, this version already comes with Windows 98.
Internet Explorer 5appeared March 18, 1998
In early 2000, Internet Explorer 5 reached over 50% of the market share!
Following this, in July 2000, version 5.5 was released, with an improved preview of print pages, improved support for CSS and HTML, and an application programming interface.
Internet Explorer 6pleased with his appearance on August 27, 2001
The sixth version included: support for DHTML and partial support for CSS1, DOM1 and SMIL 2.0. The MSXML engine has also been updated to version 3.0.
Other new features include new versions of Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK), a multimedia panel, integration with Windows Messenger, automatic resizing of images, and a new interface, which was important (matching the visual style of the Moon interface in Windows XP).
Internet Explorer 6 was released a few months before Windows XP.
Internet Explorer 7saw the light October 18, 2006
In this version, bugs were fixed to improve the browser to support web standards. There are tabs, vid preview, search management, reading feeds, support for Extended Validation and anti-Phishing Filter certificates.
Internet Explorer 8released March 19, 2009
Only a beta version was spent a year!
Changes in version 8 allow Internet Explorer 8 to pass Acid2 test
Internet Explorer 9Will appear September 15, 2010 (estimated date)
Exactly in a month, Microsoft is going to release the ninth version of Internet Explorer, which has been tested for the past six months. This version does not support Windows XP, because Microsoft decided to stop supporting this operating system.
By the way, today is another birthday and Debian