Internet Explorer - 15 years old today

Summary:Internet Explorer - 15 today!

Shesh, time sure flies!

The software giant launched the first version of the browser internet explorer 1 on August 16, 1995. It was a revised version of Spyglass Mosaic, which Microsoft had licensed from Spyglass Inc. The first version came with Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95 and the original equipment manufacturer release of Windows 95.

Here's a timeline for the different versions of Internet Explorer:

  • IE2: November 22, 1995
  • IE3: August 13, 1996
  • IE4: September 1997
  • IE5: March 18, 1999
  • IE6: August 27, 2001
  • IE7: October 18, 2006
  • IE8: March 19, 2009

It was IE3 that really propelled the browser into popularity, and usage share continued to grow to a peak in 2004, from which point it has been in devline ever since.

Topics: Enterprise Software, Microsoft


Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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