A visual history of Internet Explorer from 1 to 9 Summary: Check out the many interfaces of Internet Explorer versions 1 to 9 By Greg Shultz | January 24, 2011 -- 00:00 GMT (16:00 PST) Previous | Next Image 2 of 52 In August 1995, Microsoft releases the Windows 95 Plus! Pack, which includes Internet Explorer 1.It is interesting to note that Microsoft picked up the version numbering scheme where NCSA Mosaic left off rather than actually christening this version 1. Topics: Windows, Browser, Microsoft Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.