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Windows Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer 7 Logo

Wikipedia's Main Page in Windows Internet Explorer 7 running on Windows Vista
Developed by Microsoft
Initial release August 1995 (12–13 years ago)
Latest release 7.0.5730.13 (Windows XP)
7.0.6001.18000 (Windows Vista SP1) / 2008
Preview release 8.0.6001.17184 (IE8 Beta 1) / March 5, 2008
OS Microsoft Windows
Mac OS System 7 to Mac OS X (discontinued)
Solaris and HP-UX (discontinued)
Genre Web browser and RSS Reader
License Proprietary EULA
Website microsoft.com/ie

Windows Internet Explorer (formerly Microsoft Internet Explorer abbreviated MSIE), commonly abbreviated to IE, is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems starting in 1995. It has been the most widely used web browser since 1999, attaining a peak of about 95% usage share during 2002 and 2003 with IE5 and 6 but steadily declining since, despite the introduction of IE7. Microsoft spent over a 100 million dollars (USD) a year [1] in the late 1990s, with over 1000 people working on IE by 1999. [2] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Windows_Internet_Explorer_7_Vista. ... Wikipedia (IPA: , or ( ) is a multilingual, web-based, free content encyclopedia project, operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization. ... Other languages FAQs | Table free Welcome to Wikipedia, the free-content encyclopedia that anyone can edit. ... Windows Internet Explorer 7, commonly abbreviated IE7, is a web browser released by Microsoft in late 2006 for Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. ... Windows Vista is the scheduled next version of Microsoft Windows operating system, superseding Windows XP. It was previously known by its codename Longhorn, after the Longhorn Saloon, a popular bar (pub) in Whistler, British Columbia. ... For other uses, see Software developer (disambiguation). ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Code complete redirects here. ... Code complete redirects here. ... This article is about the day. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... 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An example of a Web browser (Mozilla Firefox) A web browser is a software application that enables a user to display and interact with text, images, videos, music and other information typically located on a Web page at a website on the World Wide Web or a local area network. ... For other meanings of RSS, see RSS (disambiguation). ... A software license is a legal agreement which may take the form of a proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software. ... Proprietary software is software with restrictions on copying and modifying as enforced by the proprietor. ... A software license is a type of proprietary or gratiuitious license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software — sometimes called an End User License Agreement (EULA) — that specifies the perimeters of the permission granted by the owner to the user. ... 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Internet Explorer was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95. Later versions were available as free downloads, or in service packs, and included in the OEM service releases of Windows 95 and later versions of Windows. The most recent release is version 7.0, which is available as a free update for Windows XP Service Pack 2, and Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 or later, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. An embedded OEM version called Internet Explorer for Windows CE (IE CE) is also available for WinCE based platforms and is currently based on IE6. Another Windows CE/ Windows Mobile browser known as Internet Explorer Mobile is from a different code base and should not be confused with desktop versions of the browser. In early 2008, a beta for the next version Internet Explorer 8 was released to the public. Microsoft Plus! was an operating system enhancement package provided by Microsoft. ... Original equipment manufacturer, or OEM, is a term that refers to containment-based re-branding, namely where one company uses a component of another company within its product, or sells the product of another company under its own brand. ... Windows Internet Explorer 7, commonly abbreviated IE7, is a web browser released by Microsoft in late 2006 for Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. ... Windows XP is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ... Windows XP is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ... Windows Server 2003 (also referred to as Win2K3) is a server operating system produced by Microsoft. ... Windows Vista (pronounced ) is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... Windows Server 2008 is the most recent release of Microsoft Windowss server line of operating systems. ... Windows CE (sometimes abbreviated WinCE) is a variation of Microsofts Windows operating system for minimalistic computers and embedded systems. ... Windows Mobile is a compact operating system combined with a suite of basic applications for mobile devices based on the Microsoft Win32 API. Devices which run Windows Mobile include Pocket PCs, Smartphones, Portable Media Centers, and on-board computers for certain automobiles. ... IE Mobile (named Pocket Internet Explorer or PIE before Windows Mobile 5. ... Code complete redirects here. ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ...

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History

Internet Explorer 3.0.1 For Win3.1 banner

The Internet Explorer project was started in the summer of 1994 by Thomas Reardon and subsequently led by Benjamin Slivka, leveraging source code from Spyglass, Inc. Mosaic, an early commercial web browser with formal ties to the pioneering NCSA Mosaic browser. In late 1994, Microsoft licensed Spyglass Mosaic for a quarterly fee plus a percentage of Microsoft's non-Windows revenues for the software. Although bearing a name similar to NCSA Mosaic, which was the first widely used web browser, Spyglass Mosaic was relatively unknown in its day and used the NCSA Mosaic source code only sparingly.[3] Internet Explorers original logo This article is about Internet Explorer for Microsoft Windows. ... Spyglass, Inc. ... National Center for Supercomputing Applications NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark St. ... This article is about the browser produced by NCSA. For the browser that was later renamed, see Netscape Navigator. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... National Center for Supercomputing Applications NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark St. ... This article is about the browser produced by NCSA. For the browser that was later renamed, see Netscape Navigator. ...


Internet Explorer for Mac and Internet Explorer for UNIX (the latter for use through the X Window System on Solaris and HP-UX), and versions for many older versions of Windows have been discontinued, and are no longer available from Microsoft. Only supported Windows, and Windows Mobile versions remain in active development. Internet Explorer for Mac (also referred to as Internet Explorer:mac, IE:mac or Internet Explorer Macintosh Edition) was a proprietary web browser developed by Microsoft for the Macintosh platform. ... Internet Explorer Internet Explorer for UNIX is a proprietary graphical web browser that was produced as a free-of-charge product by Microsoft for use in the X Window System on Solaris or HP-UX. // Development history May 29, 1996: it was reported that Steven Guggenheimer, product manager for Internet... “X11” redirects here. ... The Solaris Operating System, usually known simply as Solaris, is a free Unix-based operating system introduced by Sun Microsystems in 1992 as the successor to SunOS. Solaris is known for its scalability, especially on SPARC systems, as well for being the origin for many innovative features such as DTrace... HP-UX (Hewlett Packard UniX) is Hewlett-Packards proprietary implementation of the Unix operating system, based on System V (initially System III). ...


Version 1

Version 1, released in August 1995 was a modified version of Spyglass Mosaic. It came with Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95 and OEM release of Windows 95. It was installed as part of the Internet Jumpstart Kit in Plus!. [4]Version 1.5 was released several months later for Windows NT and added support for basic table rendering. The Internet Explorer team began with about half a dozen people in early development. [1][5]. August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Microsoft Plus! was an operating system enhancement package provided by Microsoft. ... Windows 95 is a consumer-oriented graphical user interface-based operating system. ...


Version 2

Main article: Internet Explorer 2

Internet Explorer 2.0 was released for Windows 95, Windows NT 3.5, and NT 4.0 in November 1995 (following a 2.0 beta in October). It featured support for SSL, cookies, VRML, RSA, and Internet newsgroups. Version 2 was also the first release for Windows 3.1 and Macintosh System 7.0.1(PPC or 68k), although the Mac version was not released until January 1996 for PPC, and April for 68k.[6] Version 2.1 for the Mac came out in August of 1996, although by this time Windows was getting 3.0. Version 2 was included in Windows 95 OSR 1 and Microsoft's Internet Starter Kit for Windows 95 in early 1996, [7] It launched with twelve languages including English but this expanded to 24, 20, and 9 for Win 95, Win 3.1 and Mac respectively by April 1996. [8] The 2.0i version supported double-byte character-set. [8] Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... Windows NT (New Technology) is a family of operating systems produced by Microsoft, the first version of which was released in July 1993. ... Windows NT 4. ... VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language, pronounced vermal or by its initials, originally known as the Virtual Reality Markup Language) is a standard file format for representing 3-dimensional (3D) interactive vector graphics, designed particularly with the World Wide Web in mind. ... In cryptography, RSA is an algorithm for public-key cryptography. ... Usenet (USEr NETwork) is a global, decentralized, distributed Internet discussion system that evolved from a general purpose UUCP architecture of the same name. ... A typical Windows 3. ... For other uses, see System 7 (disambiguation). ...


Version 3

Main article: Internet Explorer 3

Internet Explorer 3, released in August, 1996, was the first widely used version of Internet Explorer. It was the first version developed without Spyglass source code (although still using Spyglass "technology", so the Spyglass licensing information remained in the program's documentation). Internet Explorer 3 was the first major browser with CSS support, although this support was only partial. Released on August 13, 1996, it also introduced support for ActiveX controls, Java applets, inline multimedia, and the PICS system for content metadata. Version 3 also came bundled with Internet Mail and News, NetMeeting, and an early version of the Windows Address Book, and was itself included with Windows 95 OSR 2. Version 3 proved to be the first popular version of Internet Explorer, which brought with it increased scrutiny. In the months following its release, a number of security and privacy vulnerabilities were found by researchers and hackers. This version of Internet Explorer was the first to have the 'blue e' logo. [9] The Internet Explorer team consisted of roughly 100 people during the development of three months.[1] Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... CSS redirects here. ... is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... ActiveX is Microsoft technology used for developing reusable object oriented software components. ... ActiveX control is a term used to denote reusable software components that are based on Microsoft Component Object Model (COM). ... A Java applet is an applet delivered in the form of Java bytecode. ... The Platform for Internet Content Selection is a specification created by W3C that uses metadata to label webpages so that parents and teachers to help control what children and students could access on the Internet. ... Metadata is data about data. ... Internet Mail and News Microsoft Internet Mail and News was a freeware e-mail and news client and antecessor of Outlook Express. ... Screenshot of NetMeeting for Windows XP Microsoft NetMeeting is a VoIP and multi-point videoconferencing client included in many versions of Microsoft Windows (from Windows 95 OSR2 to Windows XP). ... Windows Address Book is a component of Microsoft Windows that lets users keep a single list of contacts that can be shared by multiple programs. ...


Version 4

Main article: Internet Explorer 4

Internet Explorer 4, released in September, 1997 deepened the level of integration between the web browser and the underlying operating system. Installing version 4 on a Windows 95 or Windows NT 4 machine and choosing "Windows Desktop Update" would result in the traditional Windows Explorer being replaced by a version more akin to a web browser interface, as well as the Windows desktop itself being web-enabled via Active Desktop. The integration with Windows, however, was subject to numerous packaging criticisms (see United States v. Microsoft). This option was no longer available with the installers for later versions of Internet Explorer but was not removed from the system if already installed. Internet Explorer 4 introduced support for Group Policy, allowing companies to configure and lock down many aspects of the browser's configuration. Internet Mail and News was replaced with Outlook Express, and Microsoft Chat and an improved NetMeeting were also included. This version also was included with Windows 98. Internet Explorer 4.5 dropped support for 68k Macs, but offered new features such as easier 128-bit encryption. [10] [11] [12] Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... For other uses, see September (disambiguation). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Microsofts Windows Desktop Update was an optional feature included with Internet Explorer 4, which provided several updated shell features introduced with the Windows 98 operating system for older versions of Microsoft Windows. ... Active Desktop is a feature of Microsoft Internet Explorer 4. ... United States v. ... Local Group Policy Editor in Windows XP Media Center Edition Group policy is a feature of Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems that provides centralized management and configuration of computers and remote users in an Active Directory environment. ... For the personal information manager included in the Microsoft Office suite, see Microsoft Outlook. ... Comic Chat is an IRC client created by Microsoft bundled with some Internet-aware versions of Microsoft Windows. ... Windows 98 (codenamed Memphis) is a graphical operating system released on June 25, 1998 by Microsoft and the successor to Windows 95. ... The Motorola 680x0/0x0/m68k/68k/68K family of CISC microprocessor CPU chips were 32-bit from the start, and were the primary competition for the Intel x86 family of chips in personal computers of the 1980s and early 1990s. ...


Version 5

Main article: Internet Explorer 5

Internet Explorer 5, launched on March 18, 1999, and subsequently included with Windows 98 Second Edition and bundled with Office 2000, was another significant release that supported bi-directional text, ruby characters, XML, XSL and the ability to save web pages in MHTML format. IE5 was bundled with Outlook Express 5. Also, with the release of Internet Explorer 5.0, Microsoft released the first version of XMLHttpRequest, giving birth to Ajax (even though the term "Ajax" wasn't coined until years later.) It was the last with a 16-bit version. Internet Explorer 5.01, a bug fix version, was released in December 1999. Windows 2000 includes this version. Internet Explorer 5.5 followed in July 2000, improving its print preview capabilities, CSS and HTML standards support, and developer APIs; this version was bundled with Windows Me. Version 5.5 also included support for 128-bit encryption. However, Version 5 was the last version for Mac and UNIX. Version 5.5 was the last to have Compatibility Mode, which allowed Internet Explorer 4[13] to be run side by side with the 5.x. [9] [14] The IE team consisted of over 1000 people by 1999, with funding on the order of 100 million USD per year. [1][15] Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Windows 98 (codenamed Memphis) is a graphical operating system released on June 25, 1998 by Microsoft and the successor to Windows 95. ... Microsoft Office is an office suite from Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X operating systems. ... Some writing systems of the world, such as Arabic and Hebrew, are written in a form known as right-to-left (RTL), in which writing begins at the right-hand side of a page and concludes at the left-hand side. ... This article or section uses Ruby annotation. ... The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose markup language. ... The eXtensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) is a family of transformation languages which allows one to describe how files encoded in the XML standard are to be formatted or transformed. ... MHTML stands for MIME HTML. It is a standard for including resources that in usual HTTP pages are linked externally, such as images and sound files, in the same file as the HTML code, based on RFC 2557. ... For the personal information manager included in the Microsoft Office suite, see Microsoft Outlook. ... XMLHttpRequest (XHR) is an API that can be used by JavaScript, and other web browser scripting languages to transfer XML and other text data to and from a web server using HTTP, by establishing an independent and asynchronous communication channel between a web pages Client-Side and Server-Side. ... AJAX redirects here. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Windows 2000 (also referred to as Win2K) is a preemptive, interruptible, graphical and business-oriented operating system designed to work with either uniprocessor or symmetric multi-processor computers. ... Windows Millennium Edition, or Windows Me (IPA pronunciation: [miː], [ɛm iː]), is a hybrid 16-bit/32-bit graphical operating system released on September 14, 2000 by Microsoft. ... Internet Explorer for Mac (also referred to as Internet Explorer:mac, IE:mac or Internet Explorer Macintosh Edition) was a proprietary web browser developed by Microsoft for the Macintosh platform. ... Internet Explorer Internet Explorer for UNIX is a proprietary graphical web browser that was produced as a free-of-charge product by Microsoft for use in the X Window System on Solaris or HP-UX. // Development history May 29, 1996: it was reported that Steven Guggenheimer, product manager for Internet... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


Version 6

Main article: Internet Explorer 6

Internet Explorer 6.0 was released on August 27, 2001, a few months before Windows XP. This version included DHTML enhancements, content restricted inline frames, and partial support of CSS level 1, DOM level 1 and SMIL 2.0.[16] The MSXML engine was also updated to version 3.0. Other new features included a new version of the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK), Media bar, Windows Messenger integration, fault collection, automatic image resizing, P3P, and a new look-and-feel that was in line with the "Luna" visual style of Windows XP, when used in Windows XP. 6.0 SP1 offered several security enhancements and coincided with XP SP1 patch release. In 2002, the Gopher protocol was disabled and support for it was dropped in Internet Explorer 7.[17] 6.0 SV1 ('6 SP2')[18] came out August 6, 2004 for Windows XP SP2 and offered various security enhancements and new color buttons on the user interface. IE6 updated the original 'blue e' logo to a lighter blue and more 3-d look.[9] Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Hierarchy of objects in an example HTML DOM - Document Object Model The Document Object Model (DOM) is a platform- and language-independent standard object model for representing HTML or XML and related formats. ... SMIL (pronounced smile), the Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language, is a W3C recommended XML markup language for describing multimedia presentations. ... Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) is a set of services that allow applications written in JScript, VBScript, and Microsoft development tools to build Windows-native XML-based applications. ... Microsoft provides the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK), as an add-on to Internet Explorer to let an organization customize IE for their needs,. IEAK can be used by organizations to customize the settings for the browser, integrate add-ons, change branding of the browser to use customized logos, and... Windows Messenger is a (now deprecated) proprietary instant messaging client included in Microsofts Windows XP operating system. ... The Platform for Privacy Preferences Project, or P3P, is a protocol designed to give users more control of their personal information when browsing Internet Websites. ... Gopher is a distributed document search and retrieval network protocol designed for the Internet. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... As of 2005, Windows XP is the current client version of the Microsoft Windows operating system. ... Desert style landscape early morning rendered in terragen 3-D or 3D abbreviates three-dimensional and is often related to a stereoscopic display that exploits binocular vision. ...


Version 7

Main article: Internet Explorer 7

Internet Explorer 7 is available only for Windows XP SP2 and later, including Windows Server 2003 SP1 and Windows Vista since October 2006. The first beta version of the browser was released on July 27, 2005 for technical testing, and a first public preview version of Internet Explorer 7 (Beta 2 preview: Pre-Beta 2 version) was released on January 31, 2006. The final public version was released on October 18, 2006. On February 15, 2005, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates announced that the new version of its browser would be released at the RSA Conference 2005 in San Francisco.[19] It includes bug fixes, enhancements to its support for web standards, tabbed browsing with tab preview and management, a multiple-engine search box, a web feeds reader, Internationalized Domain Name support (IDN), and antiphishing filter. With IE7, Internet Explorer has been decoupled from the Windows Shell - unlike previous versions, the Internet Explorer ActiveX control is not hosted in the Windows Explorer process, but rather runs in a separate Internet Explorer process. On October 5, 2007, Microsoft removed the 'genuine software' validation before install, which means that all versions of Windows, whether able to pass validation or not, are able to install the browser. Windows Internet Explorer 7, commonly abbreviated IE7, is a web browser released by Microsoft in late 2006 for Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... For other persons named Bill Gates, see Bill Gates (disambiguation). ... In the area of graphical user interfaces, a tabbed document interface (TDI) is one that allows multiple documents to be contained within a single window, using tabs to navigate between them. ... Example of Arabic IDN Example of Chinese IDN Example of Persian IDN Example of Greek IDN Example of Hebrew IDN Example of Ukrainian IDN An internationalized domain name (IDN) is an Internet domain name that (potentially) contains non-ASCII characters. ... ActiveX control is a term used to denote reusable software components that are based on Microsoft Component Object Model (COM). ... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... An example of a Web browser (Mozilla Firefox) A web browser is a software application that enables a user to display and interact with text, images, videos, music and other information typically located on a Web page at a website on the World Wide Web or a local area network. ...


Version 8

Main article: Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer 8 is the latest version of Internet Explorer and has been in development since August 2007 at the latest.[20] On March 5, 2008, the first public beta (Beta 1) was released to the general public.[21] It supports Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 on both 32-bit as well as 64-bit architectures.[22] Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... Software redirects here. ... Software development stages In computer programming, development stage terminology expresses how the development of a piece of software has progressed and how much further development it may require. ... Image File history File links Nuvola_apps_kpager. ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... Wikipedia (IPA: , or ( ) is a multilingual, web-based, free content encyclopedia project, operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization. ... Other languages FAQs | Table free Welcome to Wikipedia, the free-content encyclopedia that anyone can edit. ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... Windows XP is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ... Windows XP is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ... Windows Server 2003 (also referred to as Win2K3) is a server operating system produced by Microsoft. ... Windows Vista (pronounced ) is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... Windows Server 2008 is the most recent release of Microsoft Windowss server line of operating systems. ...


Security, ease of use, and improvements in RSS, CSS, and Ajax support are Microsoft's priorities for IE8.[23][24] It includes much stricter compliance with web standards, including a planned full Cascading Style Sheets 2.1 compliance for the release version.[25] All these changes allow Internet Explorer 8 to pass the Acid2 test.[26] However, to prevent compatibility issues, IE8 also includes the IE7 rendering behavior. Sites that expect IE7 quirks can disable the IE8's breaking changes by including a meta element. For other meanings of RSS, see RSS (disambiguation). ... The acronym CSS may mean: Cansei de Ser Sexy a Brazilian musical group Cascading Style Sheets, a stylesheet language Central Security Service, an agency of the United States government, created to promote partnership between the NSA and the SCE Content Scramble System, a Digital Rights Management method used on some... // Ajax may refer to: Ajax the Great as a well known hero from the Trojan war and son of Telamon Ajax the Lesser son of the king of Locris, and another hero in the Trojan war Ajax (missionary), Arian missionary who converted the pagan Suevi c. ... The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is a consortium that produces standards—recommendations, as they call them—for the World Wide Web. ... CSS redirects here. ... The reference image for Acid2. ... Meta elements are HTML or XHTML elements used to provide structured metadata about a web page. ...


IE8 also includes numerous improvements to JavaScript support as well as performance improvements.[25] It includes support for Activities - which allow supported web applications to be invoked without explicitly navigating to them - and WebSlices - which allows portions of page to be subscribed to and monitored from a redesigned Favorites Bar.[25] An enhanced phishing filter (now called Safety filter) blocks access to sites known to contain malware. JavaScript is a scripting language most often used for client-side web development. ... In software engineering, a web application is an application delivered to users from a web server over a network such as the World Wide Web or an intranet. ... An example of a phishing email, disguised as an official email from a (fictional) bank. ... A screenshot of a malicious website attempting to install spyware via an ActiveX Control in Internet Explorer 6 Malware is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the owners informed consent. ...


Features

Internet Explorer has been designed to view a broad range of web pages and to provide certain features within the operating system, including Microsoft Update. During the heyday of the historic browser wars, Internet Explorer superseded Netscape only when it caught up technologically to support the progressive features of the time.[27] The current Microsoft Update icon The previous Windows Update icon Microsoft Update is a website where users can download updates for various Microsoft Windows-related products. ... The term browser wars is the name given to the competition for dominance in the web browser marketplace. ... For the web browser produced by this corporation, see Netscape (web browser). ...


Standards support

Internet Explorer, using the Trident layout engine, almost fully supports HTML 4.01, CSS Level 1, XML 1.0 and DOM Level 1, with minor implementation gaps. It partially supports CSS Level 2 and DOM Level 2, with major implementation gaps and conformance issues. Full conformance to the CSS 2.1 specification is on the agenda for the final Internet Explorer 8 release.[28] It has no support for XHTML, though it can render XHTML documents authored with HTML compatibility principles and served with a text/html MIME-type. Trident (also known as MSHTML) is the name of the layout engine for the Microsoft Windows version of Internet Explorer. ... HTML, an initialism of HyperText Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for web pages. ... CSS redirects here. ... The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose markup language. ... Hierarchy of objects in an example HTML DOM - Document Object Model The Document Object Model (DOM) is a platform- and language-independent standard object model for representing HTML or XML and related formats. ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... For mime as an art form, see mime artist. ...


Internet Explorer uses DOCTYPE sniffing to choose between "quirks mode" (renders similarly to older versions of MSIE) and standards mode (renders closer to W3C's specifications) for HTML and CSS rendering on screen (for printing Internet Explorer always uses standards mode). It fully supports XSLT 1.0 or the December 1998 Working Draft of XSL, depending on the version of MSXML (a dynamic link library) available. It also provides its own dialect of ECMAScript called JScript. This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... Quirks mode refers to a technique used by some web browsers to maintain backwards compatibility with web pages designed for older browsers. ... Quirks mode refers to a technique used by some web browsers to maintain backwards compatibility with web pages designed for older browsers. ... ... The eXtensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) is a family of transformation languages which allows one to describe how files encoded in the XML standard are to be formatted or transformed. ... Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) is a set of services that allow applications written in JScript, VBScript, and Microsoft development tools to build Windows-native XML-based applications. ... In computer science, a library is a collection of subprograms used to develop software. ... ECMAScript is a scripting programming language, standardized by Ecma International in the ECMA-262 specification. ... JScript is the Microsoft implementation of the ECMAScript scripting programming language specification. ...


Internet Explorer has been subjected to criticism over its limited support for open web standards and a major goal of Internet Explorer 8 is to improve support for such standards. This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Web standards is a general term for the formal standards and other technical specifications that define and describe aspects of the World Wide Web. ...


Proprietary features

Internet Explorer has introduced an array of proprietary extensions to many of the standards, including HTML, CSS and the DOM. This has resulted in a number of web pages that can only be viewed properly using Internet Explorer.


Internet Explorer has introduced a number of extensions to JScript which have been adopted by other browsers. These include the innerHTML property, which returns the HTML string within an element; the XMLHttpRequest object, which allows the sending of HTTP request and receiving of HTTP response; and the designMode attribute of the contentDocument object, which enables rich text editing of HTML documents. Some of these functionalities were not possible until the introduction of the W3C DOM methods. Its Ruby character extension to HTML is also accepted as a module in W3C XHTML 1.1, though it is not found in all versions of W3C HTML. This article or section uses Ruby annotation. ...


The favicon (short for "favorites icon") introduced by Internet Explorer is now also supported and extended in other browsers. It allows web pages to specify a 16-by-16 pixel image for use in bookmarks. Originally, support was provided only for the native Windows ICO format, however it has now been extended to other types of images such as PNG and GIF. In Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Konqueror, favicons are displayed in all available tabs, the bookmark toolbar/menu and the location bar. ...


Microsoft submitted several other features of IE for consideration by the W3C for standardization. These include the 'behavior' CSS property, which connects the HTML elements with JScript behaviors (known as HTML Components, HTC); HTML+TIME profile, which adds timing and media synchronization support to HTML documents (similar to the W3C XHTML+SMIL); and the VML vector graphics file format. However, all were rejected, at least in their original forms. VML was, however, subsequently combined with PGML (proposed by Adobe and Sun), resulting in the W3C-approved SVG format, currently one of the few vector image formats being used on the web. HTML+TIME (Timed Interactive Multimedia Extensions) is a Microsoft® specification which adds timing and media synchronization support to HTML pages. ... XHTML+SMIL adds timing and media synchronization support to XHTML pages. ... Vector Markup Language It is an XML language used to produce vector graphics. ... Example showing effect of vector graphics versus raster graphics. ... Precision Graphics Markup Language (PGML) is an XML-based language for representing vector graphics. ... Adobe Systems (pronounced a-DOE-bee IPA: ) (NASDAQ: ADBE) (LSE: ABS) is an American computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California, USA. Adobe was founded in December 1982[1] by John Warnock and Charles Geschke, who established the company after leaving Xerox PARC in order to develop and sell... Sun Microsystems, Inc. ... SVG redirects here. ...


Other proprietary standards include:

  • Support for vertical text, but in a syntax different from W3C CSS3 candidate recommendation.
  • Support for a variety of image effects[29] and page transitions, which are not found in W3C CSS.
  • Support for obfuscated script code, in particular JScript.Encode().[30]
  • Support for embedding EOT fonts in web pages. [31]

Obfuscated code is source code that is (usually intentionally) very hard to read and understand. ... Embedded OpenType (EOT) fonts are a compact format of OpenType fonts designed by Microsoft for use as embedded fonts on web pages. ...

Usability and accessibility

Internet Explorer makes use of the accessibility framework provided in Windows. Internet Explorer is also a user interface for FTP, with operations similar to that of Windows Explorer (although this feature requires a shell window to be opened in recent versions of the browser, rather than natively within the browser). Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is not supported, but available via extension (iMacros). Recent versions feature pop-up blocking and tabbed browsing. Tabbed browsing can also be added to older versions by installing Microsoft's MSN Search Toolbar or Yahoo's Yahoo Toolbar. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A bookmark is a thin marker, commonly made from paper or leather, used to keep ones place in a printed work and so be able to return to it with ease at some time in the future. ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is an implementation of Microsofts Visual Basic, an event driven programming language and associated integrated development environment (IDE) which is built into most Microsoft Office applications. ... Dozens of pop-up ads cover a desktop. ... In graphical user interfaces in computer applications, a tabbed document interface (TDI) is one that relies on tabbed panes to hold child windows. ... In graphical user interfaces in computer applications, a tabbed document interface (TDI) is one that relies on tabbed panes to hold child windows. ... The MSN Search Toolbar is a toolbar for Internet Explorer. ...


Cache

Main articles: Temporary Internet Files and Index.dat

Internet Explorer caches visited content in the Temporary Internet Files folder to allow quicker access (or offline access) to previously visited pages. The content is indexed in a database file, known as Index.dat. Multiple Index.dat files exist which index different content - visited content, web feeds, autocomplete entries, visited URLs, cookies etc.[32] Temporary Internet Files is a directory on Microsoft Windows computer systems. ... In the Microsoft Windows operating system, index. ... Temporary Internet Files is a directory on Microsoft Windows computer systems. ... In the Microsoft Windows operating system, index. ... In the Microsoft Windows operating system, index. ... A typical web feed logo A web feed is a data format used for serving users frequently updated content. ... A Uniform Resource Locator, URL (spelled out as an acronym, not pronounced as earl), or Web address, is a standardized address name layout for resources (such as documents or images) on the Internet (or elsewhere). ...


Prior to IE7, clearing the cache used to clear the index but the files themselves were not removed. This feature can be a potential security risk for both individuals and companies. IE7 on, both the entries as well as the files themselves are removed.


Security

Internet Explorer uses a zone-based security framework that groups sites based on certain conditions, including whether it is an Internet- or intranet-based site as well as a user-editable whitelist. Security restrictions are applied per zone; all the sites in a zone are subject to the restrictions. This article describes how security can be achieved through design and engineering. ...


Internet Explorer 6 SP2 onwards uses the Attachment Execution Service of Microsoft Windows to mark executable files downloaded from the Internet as being potentially unsafe. Accessing files marked as such will prompt the user to make an explicit trust decision to execute the file, as executables originating from the Internet can be potentially unsafe. This helps in preventing accidental installation of malware. Windows redirects here. ...


Internet Explorer 7 introduced the phishing filter, that restricts access to phishing sites unless the user overrides the decision. With version 8, it also blocks access to sites known to host malware. Downloads are also checked to see if they are known to be malware-infected. An example of a phishing email, disguised as an official email from a (fictional) bank. ... A screenshot of a malicious website attempting to install spyware via an ActiveX Control in Internet Explorer 6 Malware is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the owners informed consent. ...


In Windows Vista, Internet Explorer can optionally run in what is called Protected Mode, where the privileges of the browser itself is severely restricted - it cannot make any system-wide changes. This also effectively restricts the privileges of any add-ons. As a result, even if the browser or any add-on is compromised, the damage the security breach can cause is limited. Windows Vista (pronounced ) is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ...


Patches and updates to the browser are released periodically and made available through the Windows Update service, as well as through Automatic Updates. Although security patches continue to be released for a range of platforms, most recent feature additions and security improvements are released for Windows XP only. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Microsoft Update. ... Windows XP is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ...


Group Policy

Main article: Group policy

Internet Explorer is fully configurable using Group Policy. Administrators of Windows Server domains can apply and enforce a variety of settings that affect the user interface (such as disabling menu items and individual configuration options), as well as underlying security features such as downloading of files, zone configuration, per-site settings, ActiveX control behavior, and others. Policy settings can be configured for each user and for each machine. Internet Explorer also supports Integrated Windows Authentication. Local Group Policy Editor in Windows XP Media Center Edition Group policy is a feature of Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems that provides centralized management and configuration of computers and remote users in an Active Directory environment. ... Local Group Policy Editor in Windows XP Media Center Edition Group policy is a feature of Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems that provides centralized management and configuration of computers and remote users in an Active Directory environment. ... A Windows Server domain or Windows NT Domain is a logical group of computers running versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system that share a central directory database. ... Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA), formerly know as NTLM (NT LAN Manager), is a computer networking security protocol which operates in a variety of Microsoft Windows network protocols for authentication purposes. ...


Architecture

The architecture of IE8. Previous versions had a similar architecture, except that both tabs and the UI were within the same process. Consequently, each browser window could have only one "tab process".
The architecture of IE8. Previous versions had a similar architecture, except that both tabs and the UI were within the same process. Consequently, each browser window could have only one "tab process".

Internet Explorer uses a componentized architecture built around the Component Object Model (COM) technology. It is made up of five major components, each of which are contained in a separate .dll and expose a set of COM interface that enables them to be hosted by the Internet Explorer main executable, iexplore.exe:[33] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Component-based software engineering. ... Component Object Model (COM) is a platform for software componentry introduced by Microsoft in 1993. ... This article is about dynamic libraries implemented by Microsoft. ... An interface is a specification that exists between software components that specifies a selected means of interaction, by means of properties of other software modules, which abstract and encapsulate their data. ...

WinInet.dll
WinInet.dll is the protocol handler for HTTP and FTP. It handles all network communication over these protocols.
URlMon.dll
URLMon.dll is responsible for MIME-type handling and download of web content.
MSHTML.dll
MSHTML.dll houses the Trident rendering engine introduced in Internet Explorer 4, which is responsible for displaying the pages on-screen and handling the Document Object Model of the web pages. MSHTML.dll parses the HTML/CSS file and creates the internal DOM tree representation of it. It also exposes a set of APIs for runtime inspection and modification of the DOM tree. The DOM tree is further processed by a layout engine which then renders the internal representation on screen.[34]
Internet Explorer does not include any scripting functionality natively. Rather MSHTML.dll exposes another set of APIs that allow any scripting environment to be plugged-in and access the DOM tree. Internet Explorer 8 includes the bindings for the Active Scripting engine (which is a part of Microsoft Windows) is provided, which allows any language implemented as an Active Scripting module to be used for client-side scripting. By default, only the JScript and VBScript modules are provided; third party implementations like ScreamingMonkey (for ECMAScript 4 support) can also be used. Microsoft also makes available the Microsoft Silverlight runtime that allows CLI languages, including DLR-based dynamic languages like IronPython and IronRuby, to be used for client-side scripting.
ShDocVw.dll
ShDocVw.dll provides the navigation, local caching and history functionalities for the browser.
BrowseUI.dll
BrowseUI.dll is responsible for the browser user interface, including the browser chrome, which houses all the menus and toolbars.

Internet Explorer 8 introduces some major architectural changes, called Loosely Coupled IE (LCIE). LCIE separates the UI processes from the process hosting the different web applications in different tabs (tab processes). An UI process can create multiple tab processes, each of which can be of a different integrity level; each tab process can host multiple web sites. Each tab process has its own cookie cache. The two processes use asynchronous Inter-Process Communication to synchronize themselves. Generally, there will be a single tab process for all web sites. In Windows Vista with protected mode turned on, however, opening privileged content (such as local HTML pages) will create a new tab process as it will not be constrained by protected mode of operation.[35] HTTP (for HyperText Transfer Protocol) is the primary method used to convey information on the World Wide Web. ... The abbreviation FTP can refer to: The File Transfer Protocol used on the Internet. ... For mime as an art form, see mime artist. ... A web browsers layout engine takes content (HTML, XML, images, etc. ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... Hierarchy of objects in an example HTML DOM - Document Object Model The Document Object Model (DOM) is a platform- and language-independent standard object model for representing HTML or XML and related formats. ... Hierarchy of objects in an example HTML DOM - Document Object Model The Document Object Model (DOM) is a platform- and language-independent standard object model for representing HTML or XML and related formats. ... API may refer to: In computing, application programming interface In petroleum industry, American Petroleum Institute In education, Academic Performance Index This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Active Scripting (formerly known as ActiveX Scripting) is the technology used in Windows to implement component-based scripting support. ... Windows redirects here. ... JScript is the Microsoft implementation of the ECMAScript scripting programming language specification. ... VBScript (short for Visual Basic Scripting Edition) is an Active Scripting language developed by Microsoft. ... ECMAScript is a scripting programming language, standardized by Ecma International in the ECMA-262 specification. ... Microsoft Silverlight is a web browser plugin that provides support for rich internet applications such as animation, vector graphics and audio-video playback. ... // CLI Languages are computer programming languages that are used to produce libraries and programs that conform to the Common Language Infrastructure specifications. ... The Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) from Microsoft is a ongoing effort to bring a set of services that run on top of the CLR and provides language services for several different dynamic languages. ... IronPython is an implementation of the Python programming language, targeting . ... IronRuby is an implementation of the Ruby programming language targeting Microsoft . ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... Mandatory Integrity Control (MIC, also called Integrity levels)[1] is a new security feature in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, which adds Integrity Levels (IL) to processes running in a login session. ... Inter-Process Communication (IPC) is a set of techniques for the exchange of data between two or more threads in one or more processes. ... Windows Vista (pronounced ) is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ...


Extensibility

Internet Explorer also exposes a set of Component Object Model (COM) interfaces that allow other components to extend the functionality of the browser.[33] Extensibility is divided into two types: Browser extensibility and Content extensibility. The browser extensibility interfaces can be used to plug in components to add context menu entries, toolbars, menu items or Browser Helper Objects (BHO). BHOs are used to extend the feature set of the browser, whereas the other extensibility options are used to expose the feature in the UI. Content extensibility interfaces are used by different content-type handlers to add support for non-native content formats.[33] BHOs not only have unrestricted access to the Internet Explorer DOM and event model, they also can access the filesystem, registry and other OS components. Content extensibility can be either in terms of Active Documents (Doc Objects) (e.g., SVG or MathML) or ActiveX controls.[33] ActiveX controls are used for content handlers that render content embedded within an HTML page (e.g., Adobe Flash or Microsoft Silverlight). Doc objects are used when the content type won't be embedded in HTML (e.g., Microsoft Word, PDF or XPS). In fact, the Trident rendering engine itself exposed as a Doc object, so HTML in itself is treated as an Active Document.[33] Component Object Model (COM) is a platform for software componentry introduced by Microsoft in 1993. ... Hierarchy of objects in an example HTML DOM - Document Object Model The Document Object Model (DOM) is a platform- and language-independent standard object model for representing HTML or XML and related formats. ... SVG redirects here. ... Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) is an application of XML for describing mathematical notations and capturing both its structure and content. ... ActiveX is Microsoft technology used for developing reusable object oriented software components. ... Adobe Flash (previously called Shockwave Flash and Macromedia Flash) is a set of multimedia technologies developed and distributed by Adobe Systems and earlier by Macromedia. ... Microsoft Silverlight is a web browser plugin that provides support for rich internet applications such as animation, vector graphics and audio-video playback. ... Microsoft Word is Microsofts flagship word processing software. ... “PDF” redirects here. ... The XML Paper Specification (XPS), formerly codenamed Metro, is a specification for a page description language and a fixed-document format developed by Microsoft. ...

Add-on Manager from Windows XP SP2 Internet Explorer 6 SV1
Add-on Manager from Windows XP SP2 Internet Explorer 6 SV1

Interner Explorer add-on components run with the same privileges as the browser itself, unlike client-side scripts that have a very limited set of privileges. Add-ons can be installed either locally, or directly by a web site. Since the add-ons have a more privileged access to the system, malicious add-ons can be and has been used to compromise the security of the system. Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 2 onwards provide various safeguards against this, including an Add-on Manager for controlling ActiveX controls and Browser Helper Objects and a "No Add-Ons" mode of operation as well as greater restrictions on sites installing add-ons. Image File history File links Screenshot of Windows XP SP2 Internet Explorer Add-on Manager. ... Image File history File links Screenshot of Windows XP SP2 Internet Explorer Add-on Manager. ... Add-ons are optional computer hardware or software modules that supplement or enhance the original software they are added to. ...


Internet Explorer itself can be hosted by other applications via a set of COM interfaces. This can be used to embed the browser functionality inside the application. Also, the hosting application can choose to host only the MSHTML.dll rendering engine, rather than the entire browser.[33]

See also: Component Object Model and Browser Helper Object

Component Object Model (COM) is a platform for software componentry introduced by Microsoft in 1993. ... Add-on Manager from Windows XP SP2 Internet Explorer A Browser Helper Object (BHO) is a DLL module designed as a plugin for Microsofts Internet Explorer web browser to provide added functionality. ...

Security vulnerabilities

Internet Explorer has been subjected to many security vulnerabilities and concerns: Much of the spyware, adware, and computer viruses across the Internet are made possible by exploitable bugs and flaws in the security architecture of Internet Explorer, sometimes requiring nothing more than viewing of a malicious web page in order to install themselves. This is known as a "drive-by install". There are also attempts to trick the user into installing malicious software by misrepresenting the software's true purpose in the description section of an ActiveX security alert.-1... This article is about advertising-supported software. ... A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer without permission or knowledge of the user. ...

A screenshot of a malicious website attempting to install spyware via an ActiveX Control in IE6

A number of security flaws affecting IE originated not in the browser itself, but ActiveX-based add-ons used by it. Because the add-ons have the same privilege as IE, the flaws can be as critical as browser flaws. This has led to the ActiveX-based architecture being criticized for being fault-prone. More recently, other experts have maintained that the dangers of ActiveX have been overstated and there are safeguards in place. Other browsers that use NPAPI as their extensibility mechanism are suffering the same problems. In an April 2005 eWeek opinions column, Larry Seltzer stated: Image File history File links Screenshot of spyware. ... Image File history File links Screenshot of spyware. ... -1... ActiveX is Microsoft technology used for developing reusable object oriented software components. ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... ActiveX is Microsoft technology used for developing reusable object oriented software components. ... The NPAPI (or Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface) is the cross-platform plugin architecture used by many web browsers. ...

While there has been a striking lack of actual evidence that ActiveX is unsafe, there has been no shortage of baseless assertions and cheap shots against it. My favorite was the "Internet Exploder" incident in which Sun actually paid someone to write a malicious ActiveX control. The test system brought up all the warning dialogs about the program that you usually get and the Sun employee actually had the nerve to keep whacking on the enter key quickly so they would close as quickly as possible and didn't mention that there were any such warnings. Meanwhile, they also didn't mention that a signed Java applet could also perform dangerous privileged operations and would provide similar warnings. Most ActiveX criticism is simply uninformed, but this example was hypocritical and dishonest.[36]

While Internet Explorer is not alone in having exploitable vulnerabilities, its ubiquity has resulted in many more affected computers when vulnerabilities are found. Microsoft has not responded as quickly as competitors in fixing security holes and making patches available,[37] in some cases[weasel words] giving malicious web site operators months to exploit them before Microsoft releases a patch.


Market adoption

Usage Share

Browser Market Share in May 2008[38]
Internet Explorer, All Versions 73.75%
Internet Explorer 4 0.01%
Internet Explorer 5.0 0.09%
Internet Explorer 5.5 0.08%
Internet Explorer 6 27.52%
Internet Explorer 7 46.03%
Internet Explorer 8 0.03%
Usage share of Internet Explorer, 1994–2008
Usage share of Internet Explorer, 1994–2008[39]

The adoption rate of Internet Explorer seems to be closely related to that of Microsoft Windows, as it is the default web browser that comes with Windows. Since the integration of Internet Explorer 2.0 with Windows 95 OSR 1 in 1996, and especially after version 4.0's release, the adoption was greatly accelerated: from below 20% in 1996 to about 40% in 1998 and over 80% in 2000. This effect, however, has recently been dubbed the "Microsoft monoculture", by analogy to the problems associated with lack of biodiversity in an ecosystem. By 2002, Internet Explorer had almost completely superseded its main rival Netscape and dominated the market. Image File history File links Internet-explorer-usage-data. ... Image File history File links Internet-explorer-usage-data. ... Monoculture describes systems that have very low diversity. ... Rainforests are among the most biodiverse ecosystems on earth Biodiversity is the variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome or for the entire Earth. ... A coral reef near the Hawaiian islands is an example of a complex marine ecosystem. ... For the web browser produced by this corporation, see Netscape (web browser). ...


A CNN article noted at the release of Internet Explorer 4, "Microsoft's Internet Explorer has made inroads and various estimates put its share of the browser market 30 to 35 percent from about 10 percent a year ago." [40] Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ...


After having fought and won the browser wars of the late 1990s, Internet Explorer began to see its usage share shrink. Having attained a peak of about 95% during 2002 and 2003, it has since been in a slow, steady decline, due to the adoption of Mozilla Firefox, which statistics indicate is currently the most significant competition. Nevertheless, Internet Explorer remains the dominant web browser, with a global usage share of around 75% (though measurements vary). Usage is higher in Asia and lower in Europe. Firefox redirects here. ...


Firefox 1.0 had surpassed Internet Explorer 5 in early 2005 with Firefox 1.0 at roughly 8 percent market share.[41] An article notes at the release of Internet Explorer 7 in October 2006, "IE6 had the lion's share of the browser market with 77.22%. Internet Explorer 7 had climbed to 3.18%, while Firefox 2.0 was at 0.69%."[42] Internet Explorer 7 was released at the same time as Firefox 2.0, and overtook Firefox 1.x by November 2006, at roughly 9% market share. [43] Firefox 2.0 had overtaken 1.x by January 2007, [44], but IE7 did not surpass IE6 until December 2007. [45] By January 2008, their respective version market share stood at 43% IE7, 32% IE6, 16% FF2, 4%SF 3, and both FF1.x and IE5 versions at less than half a percent. [46] Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... Windows Internet Explorer 7, commonly abbreviated IE7, is a web browser released by Microsoft in late 2006 for Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. ...


Market share by year and version

Approximate usage over time based on various usage share counters averaged for the year overall, or for the fourth quarter, or for the last month in the year depending on availability of reference. [47] [48] [49] [50] [51] [52]

Total IE8 IE7 IE6 IE5 IE4 IE3 IE2 IE1
2007 sm=n 78.6% [47] sm=n - sm=n 45.5% [47] sm=n 32.64% [47] sm=n 0.45% [47] sm=n 0.01% [47] sm=n 0% sm=n 0% sm=n 0%
2006 sm=n 83.3% [47] sm=n - sm=n 3.49% [47] sm=n 78.08% [47] sm=n 1.42% [47] sm=n 0.02% [47] sm=n 0% sm=n 0% sm=n 0%
2005 sm=n 87.12% [47] sm=n - sm=n - sm=n 82.71%[47] sm=n 4.35%[47] sm=n 0.06%[47] sm=n 0% sm=n 0% sm=n 0%
2004 sm=n 91.27% [47] sm=n - sm=n - sm=n 83.39% [47] sm=n 7.77sm=n% [47] sm=n 0.10% [47] sm=n 0% sm=n 0% sm=n 0%
2003 sm=n 94.43% [49] sm=n - sm=n - sm=n 59% [49] sm=n sm=n34% [49] sm=n 1% [49] sm=n 0% sm=n 0% sm=n 0%
2002 sm=n 93.94% [49] sm=n - sm=n - sm=n 50% [49] sm=n sm=n41% [49] sm=n 1% [49] sm=n 0% sm=n 0% sm=n 0%
2001 sm=n 90.83% [49] sm=n - sm=n - sm=n 19% [49] sm=n sm=n68sm=n%sm=n [49] sm=n 5.0% [49] sm=n 0% sm=n 0% sm=n 0%
2000 sm=n 83.95% [49] sm=n - sm=n - sm=n - sm=n sm=n71% [49] sm=n sm=n13% [49] sm=n 0% sm=n 0% sm=n 0%
1999 sm=n 75.31% [52] sm=n - sm=n - sm=n - sm=n sm=n41% [49] sm=n sm=n36% [49] sm=n 1% [49] sm=n 0% sm=n 0%
1998 sm=n 45% [51] sm=n - sm=n - sm=n - sm=n - sm=n  ? sm=n  ? sm=n  ? sm=n  ?
1997 sm=n 39.4% [48] sm=n - sm=n - sm=n - sm=n - sm=n  ? sm=n  ? sm=n  ? sm=n  ?
1996 sm=n 20%[48] sm=n - sm=n - sm=n - sm=n - sm=n - sm=n  ? sm=n  ? sm=n  ?
1995 sm=n 2.9% [48] sm=n - sm=n - sm=n - sm=n - sm=n - sm=n - sm=n  ? sm=n  ?

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Industry adoption

The proprietary extension mechanism ActiveX is used by many public websites and web applications, including eBay. Similarly, Browser Helper Objects are also used by many search engine companies and third parties for creating add-ons that access their services, such as search engine toolbars. Because of the use of COM, it is possible to embed web-browsing functionality in third-party applications. Hence, there are a number of Internet Explorer shells, and a number of content-centric applications like RealPlayer also use Internet Explorer's web browsing module for viewing web pages within the applications. ActiveX is Microsoft technology used for developing reusable object oriented software components. ... In software engineering, a web application is an application delivered to users from a web server over a network such as the World Wide Web or an intranet. ... This article is about the online auction center. ... A search engine is an information retrieval system designed to help find information stored on a computer system. ... An Internet Explorer shell is computer software that uses the Trident rendering engine of Internet Explorer. ... RealPlayer, briefly known also as RealOne Player, is a cross-platform media player by RealNetworks that plays a number of multimedia formats including MP3, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Windows Media and multiple versions of proprietary RealAudio and RealVideo formats. ...


OS compatibility

IE versions, over time, have had widely varying OS compatibility, ranging from being available for many platforms and several versions of Windows to just a couple versions of Windows. Many versions of IE had some support for an older OS but stopped getting updates. The increased growth of the Internet in the 1990s and 2000s means that current browsers with small market shares have more total users than the entire market early on. For example, 90% market share in 1997 would be roughly 60 million[53] users, but by the start of 2007 90% market share would equate to over 900 million users.[54] The result is that later versions of IE6 had many more users in total than all the early versions put together.


The release of IE7 at the end of 2006 resulted in a collapse of IE6 market share; by February 2007 market version share statistics showed IE6 at about 50% and IE7 at 29%.[55] Regardless of the actual market share, the most compatible version (across operating systems) of IE was 5.x, which had Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X, Unix, and most Windows versions available and supported for a short period in the late 1990s (although 4.x had a more unified codebase across versions) By 2007, IE had much narrower OS support, with the latest versions supporting only Windows XP Service Pack 2 and above.

Years Layout engine Microsoft Windows IBM OS/2 Apple Inc. Macintosh Unix (HP-UX, Solaris)
Vista, WS 08 WS 03 XP Me 2000 98 NT 4.0 95 3.1/NT 3.x X
PPC
9
PPC
8
PPC/68k
7
PPC/68k
Years - - 2006 2003 2001 2000 2000 1998 1996 1995 1992 1988 2001 1999 1997 1991 (1990s)
IE 8 2008- Trident VI Beta Beta (with SP2) Beta (with SP2/SP3) No No No No No No No No No No No No
IE 7 2006- Trident V Included Yes (with SP1/SP2) Yes (with SP2/SP3) No No No No No No No No No No No No
IE 6 2001 Trident IV No Included Included Dropped
6.0 SP1
Dropped
6.0 SP1
Dropped
6.0 SP1
Dropped
6.0 SP1
No No No No No No No No
IE 5.5 2000 Trident III No No No*** Included Yes Yes Yes Dropped No No No No No No No
IE 5.0 1999 Trident II (Win)
Tasman (Mac)
No No No*** No Included
5.01
Included Yes Yes Dropped
5.0
 ? Dropped
5.2.3 Included
Dropped
5.1.7 Included
Dropped
5.1.7
Dropped
5.01 SP1
IE 4.0 1997 Trident No Included Included** Yes No Included Included Yes Yes
IE 3.0 1996 - No No No*** No No *** No Yes Included** Yes Win 3.1 version No No Included Yes Beta
IE 2.0 1995 - No No No No No No Included Included** Yes No No No Yes No
IE 1.5 1996 Spyglass No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No
IE 1.0 1995 Spyglass No Plus!

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* Internet Explorer 6 SP2 is only available as part of Windows XP SP2 or Windows Server 2003 SP1 or SP2.
** The version of Internet Explorer included with Windows 95 varied by OSR release; 2.0 was included with OSR1, 3.0 was included with OSR2, and 4.0 was included with OSR2.5.
*** No native support, but possible with third-party "Standalone" installer.


"Standalone" Internet Explorer

Early versions of Internet Explorer such as 5 had a compatibility mode to run Internet Explorer 4, though this feature was dropped (also MacUsers could still use 4.5 after installing 5). While Microsoft claims it is impossible to keep multiple versions of Internet Explorer on the same machine, some hackers have successfully separated several versions of Internet Explorer, making them standalone applications. These are referred to as "standalone" IEs and have included versions 3 through 7.

  • Multiple IEs in Windows Web Design — The web developer Joe Maddalone who found the solution.
  • Multiple Explorers — Downloads of all the versions, originally packaged by Ryan Parman.

Microsoft has discontinued standalone installers for Internet Explorer to the general public. However, there are unofficial procedures for downloading the complete install package. Internet Explorer standalone hacks exploit a known workaround to DLL hell, which was introduced in Windows 2000, called DLL redirection. DLL hell is a colorful term given to any problem based on a difficulty in managing Dynamically Linked Libraries (DLLs) installed on a particular copy of an operating system. ...

Internet Explorer 6 running on Linux in Wine.
Internet Explorer 6 running on Linux in Wine.

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  • IEs4Linux automatically sets up Internet Explorer 5.0, 5.5, and 6.0 in Wine. Supporting Internet Explorer 7 is currently in development; as of August 2007, the IE7 rendering engine can be used with the IE6 user interface.[58]

After Internet Explorer 7 is installed, an Internet Explorer 6 executable is still available in C:WINDOWSie7, hidden by default. Launching this executable provides the user with the older IE6 interface, however web pages are rendered using the IE7 engine. The IE6 engine can be re-enabled by placing a file named "iexplore.exe.local" into the IE7 folder.


As an alternative to using IE standalone, Microsoft now makes available Virtual PC images containing pre-activated copies of Windows XP with either IE 6 or IE 7 installed.[59] Microsoft recommends this approach for web developers seeking to test their pages in the different versions of IE as the standalone versions are unsupported and may not work the same way as a properly installed copy of IE.[60][61] Virtual PC is a virtualization suite for Apple Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems, originally created by Connectix, subsequently acquired by Microsoft. ... Windows XP is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ...


Removal

While a major upgrade of Internet Explorer can be uninstalled in a traditional way if the user has saved the original application files for uninstallation, the matter of uninstalling the version of the browser that has shipped with an operating system remains a controversial one. The idea of removing Internet Explorer from a Microsoft Windows operating system was first proposed during the United States v. ...


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The Australian computer scientist Shane Brooks demonstrated that Windows 98 could in fact run with Internet Explorer removed.[62] Brooks went on to develop software designed to customize Windows versions by removing "undesired components", which is known as 98lite. He later created XPLite to support NT based operating systems. Both of these pieces of software can remove IE after the installation of the operating system. 98lite Desktop 98lite is a utility made by Shane Brooks in order to remove components from Windows 98 and Windows Me which Microsoft claims are integrated and non-removable. ... XPLite is a computer program produced by Shane Brooks based on 98lite which removes components of the Windows operating system that Microsoft has chosen not to be removable. ... An operating system (OS) is a software that manages computer resources and provides programmers with an interface used to access those resources. ...


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Removing Internet Explorer does have a number of consequences. Some applications that depend on libraries installed by IE may fail to function, or have unexpected behaviors. Intuit's Quicken is a typical example, which depends heavily upon the HTML rendering components installed by the browser. The Windows help and support system will also not function due to the heavy reliance on HTML help files and components of IE. In versions of Windows before Vista, it is also not possible to run Microsoft's Windows Update or Microsoft Update with any other browser due to the service's implementation of an ActiveX control, which no other browser supports. In Windows Vista, Windows Update is implemented as a Control Panel applet. Intuit Logo Intuit, Inc. ... HTML, an initialism of HyperText Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for web pages. ... Microsoft Compressed HTML Help is a proprietary format for online help files, developed by Microsoft and first released in 1997 as a successor to the Microsoft WinHelp format. ... Windows Vista (pronounced ) is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... Windows Update version 5 through Netscape Browser 8. ... The current Microsoft Update icon The previous Windows Update icon Microsoft Update is a website where users can download updates for various Microsoft Windows-related products. ... ActiveX is Microsoft technology used for developing reusable object oriented software components. ... Control Panel in Windows Vista Control Panel in Windows XP Classic View of the Control Panel in Windows XP Default View of the Control Panel in Windows Me Control Panel is a part of the Microsoft Windows graphical user interface which allows users to view and manipulate basic system settings...


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See also

Microsoft Portal

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External links

  • Internet Explorer: Home Page
  • IEBlog — The weblog of the Internet Explorer team
  • Internet Explorer Architecture
  • Internet Explorer Community — The official Microsoft Internet Explorer Community
  • Internet Explorer History
  • List of vulnerabilities by SecurityFocus
  • Secunia – Vulnerability Report – Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x
  • Secunia – Vulnerability Report – Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.x
  • Drip — A utility to detect and measure IE's memory leaks.
  • IE Leak Patterns — Microsoft's analysis of IE's memory leak problem.
  • Internet Explorer Exploits
  • Rendering problems in Internet Explorer
  • How the web was almost won — Just how close did we come to a Net ruled by Microsoft? The "server wars" show a grim counterpart to the browser wars
Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... Windows Internet Explorer 7, commonly abbreviated IE7, is a web browser released by Microsoft in late 2006 for Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... IE Mobile (named Pocket Internet Explorer or PIE before Windows Mobile 5. ... Internet Explorer for Mac (also referred to as Internet Explorer:mac, IE:mac or Internet Explorer Macintosh Edition) was a proprietary web browser developed by Microsoft for the Macintosh platform. ... Internet Explorer Internet Explorer for UNIX is a proprietary graphical web browser that was produced as a free-of-charge product by Microsoft for use in the X Window System on Solaris or HP-UX. // Development history May 29, 1996: it was reported that Steven Guggenheimer, product manager for Internet... Internet Explorers original logo This article is about Internet Explorer for Microsoft Windows. ... The idea of removing Internet Explorer from a Microsoft Windows operating system was first proposed during the United States v. ... Some of Microsofts early products included hidden Easter eggs. ... The difference between the World Wide Web Consortiums width and Internet Explorers width of a block-level element The Internet Explorer box model bug is one of the best-known bugs in a popular implementation of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). ... This is a list of Internet Explorer extensions, software add-ons designed for Internet Explorer web browsers. ... An Internet Explorer shell is computer software that uses the Trident rendering engine of Internet Explorer. ... Trident (also known as MSHTML) is the name of the layout engine for the Microsoft Windows version of Internet Explorer. ... Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) is a set of services that allow applications written in JScript, VBScript, and Microsoft development tools to build Windows-native XML-based applications. ... Windows RSS Platform, included in Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Vista is a platform that exposes feed handling and management to Windows applications. ... JScript is the Microsoft implementation of the ECMAScript scripting programming language specification. ... XMLHttpRequest (XHR) is an API that can be used by JavaScript, and other web browser scripting languages to transfer XML and other text data to and from a web server using HTTP, by establishing an independent and asynchronous communication channel between a web pages Client-Side and Server-Side. ... ActiveX is Microsoft technology used for developing reusable object oriented software components. ... Microsoft provides the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK), as an add-on to Internet Explorer to let an organization customize IE for their needs,. IEAK can be used by organizations to customize the settings for the browser, integrate add-ons, change branding of the browser to use customized logos, and... IE Developer toolbar showing the accesskeys, source and CSS selector matches in a Wikipedia article Microsoft made available the Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar (sometimes shortened to IE Developer Toolbar), on May 7, 2007,[1] as an add-on for Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7 that aims to aid... An HTML Application (HTA) is a Microsoft Windows application written with HTML and Dynamic HTML. The ability to write HTAs was introduced with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4. ... HTML+TIME (Timed Interactive Multimedia Extensions) was the name of a W3C submission from Microsoft, Compaq/DEC and Macromedia that proposed an integration of SMIL semantics with HTML and CSS. The specifics of the integration were modified considerably by W3C working groups, and eventually emerged as the W3C Note XHTML... MHTML stands for MIME HTML. It is a standard for including resources that in usual HTTP pages are linked externally, such as images and sound files, in the same file as the HTML code, based on RFC 2557. ... In Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Konqueror, favicons are displayed in all available tabs, the bookmark toolbar/menu and the location bar. ... Vector Markup Language (VML) is an XML language used to produce vector graphics. ... Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA), formerly know as NTLM (NT LAN Manager), is a computer networking security protocol which operates in a variety of Microsoft Windows network protocols for authentication purposes. ... Temporary Internet Files is a directory on Microsoft Windows computer systems. ... In the Microsoft Windows operating system, index. ... Add-on Manager from Windows XP SP2 Internet Explorer A Browser Helper Object (BHO) is a DLL module designed as a plugin for Microsofts Internet Explorer web browser to provide added functionality. ... The Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol (WPAD) is a method used by clients to locate a proxy auto-config file automatically and use this to configure the browsers web proxy settings. ... For the personal information manager included in the Microsoft Office suite, see Microsoft Outlook. ... Internet Mail and News Microsoft Internet Mail and News was a freeware e-mail and news client and antecessor of Outlook Express. ... Comic Chat is an IRC client created by Microsoft bundled with some Internet-aware versions of Microsoft Windows. ... Screenshot of NetMeeting for Windows XP Microsoft NetMeeting is a VoIP and multi-point videoconferencing client included in many versions of Microsoft Windows (from Windows 95 OSR2 to Windows XP). ... Windows Media Station file (*.nsc) is the session description file for Microsofts Media Stream Broadcast (MSB) protocol. ... Logo of the DirectX Media SDK DirectX Media was an external API set that was used for media streaming applications. ... Windows Address Book is a component of Microsoft Windows that lets users keep a single list of contacts that can be shared by multiple programs. ... Microsofts Windows Desktop Update was an optional feature included with Internet Explorer 4, which provided several updated shell features introduced with the Windows 98 operating system for older versions of Microsoft Windows. ... Active Desktop is a feature of Microsoft Internet Explorer 4. ... Active Channel is a website type which was introduced by Internet Explorer 4. ... Channel Definition Format (CDF) is an XML standard used in conjunction with Microsoft Active Channel and Smart Offline Favorites technologies. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Smart Tags (Microsoft) This article refers to a feature of MS Office and Internet Explorer. ... Wikipedia on MSN Explorer MSN Explorer is a web browser, developed by Microsoft, which comes with Windows XP that integrates MSN features such as Hotmail and MSN Messenger with a web browser. ... Spyglass, Inc. ... Tasman is the name of the layout engine introduced with version 5 of Internet Explorer for Mac. ... The term browser wars is the name given to the competition for dominance in the web browser marketplace. ... United States v. ... In computing, Download. ... Eolas (an acronym for Embedded Objects Linked Across Systems, and Irish for knowledge) is a United States company, and patent troll. ... The term browser wars is the name given to the competition for dominance in the web browser marketplace. ... The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of web browsers. ... A rough estimation of usage share of layout engines/web browsers This article aims to be an unbiased historical record for the usage share of web browsers, based on statistics and articles published by well-known websites. ... Timeline representing the history of various web browsers. ... Graphical timeline representing the development of various web browsers. ... The following is a list of Microsoft Windows components. ... Windows Aero is the graphical user interface for Windows Vista, an operating system released by Microsoft in November 2006. ... ClearType is a registered trademark for a technology developed by Microsoft Corporation to improve the appearance of text on certain types of computer display screens, especially flat-panel displays. ... Desktop Window Manager (DWM) is currently the name for the new windowing system that will be available in all versions of Windows Vista, except Starter Edition, to enable the new Aero user interface. ... Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms. ... Windows Explorer running on Windows Vista Windows Explorer running on Windows XP Windows Explorer is an application that is part of modern versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system that provides a graphical user interface for accessing the file systems. ... In computing, the taskbar is a term for the application desktop bar which is used to launch and monitor applications in Microsoft Windows 95 and later operating systems. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In computing, Windows Shell is the most visible aspect of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Special Folders. ... On Microsoft Windows operating systems, Special Folders are folders which are presented to the user through an interface as an abstract concept, instead of an absolute folder path. ... File associations are what the Microsoft Windows operating system uses to open a file with the correct program. ... Windows Desktop Search (or WDS) is an indexed search platform released by Microsoft for the Windows operating system. ... In computing, a virtual folder generally denotes an organizing principle for files that is not dependent on their physical location in a folder. ... IFilters are plugins that allow the Windows Indexing Service and the newer Windows Desktop Search to index different various file formats so that they become searchable. ... The Graphics Device Interface (GDI, sometimes called Graphical Device Interface) is one of the three core components or subsystems, together with the kernel and the Windows API for the user interface (GDI window manager) of Microsoft Windows. ... The Windows Imaging Format (WIM) is a file-based disk image format. ... Windows Vista contains a brand new networking stack, which brings large improvements in all areas of network-related functionality[1]. It includes native implementation of IPv6, as well as complete overhaul of IPv4. ... In computer networking, Server Message Block (SMB) operates as an application-level network protocol mainly applied to shared access to files, printers, serial ports, and miscellaneous communications between nodes on a network. ... Microsoft . ... Windows Vista (formerly codenamed Windows Longhorn) has many significant new features compared with previous Microsoft Windows versions, covering most aspects of the operating system. ... Windows Vista (formerly codenamed Windows Longhorn) has many significant new features compared with previous Microsoft Windows versions, covering most aspects of the operating system. ... The XML Paper Specification (XPS), formerly codenamed Metro, is a specification for a page description language and a fixed-document format developed by Microsoft. ... Active Scripting (formerly known as ActiveX Scripting) is the technology used in Windows to implement component-based scripting support. ... The Microsoft Windows Script Host (originally called Windows Scripting Host, but renamed for the second release) is distributed and installed by default on Windows 98 and later versions of Microsoft Windows. ... VBScript (short for Visual Basic Scripting Edition) is an Active Scripting language developed by Microsoft. ... JScript is the Microsoft implementation of the ECMAScript scripting programming language specification. ... Component Object Model (COM) is a platform for software componentry introduced by Microsoft in 1993. ... Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) is a technology that allows embedding and linking to documents and other objects, developed by Microsoft. ... OLE Automation is a late-binding extension to COM and IUnknown. ... Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) is a Microsoft proprietary technology for software components distributed across several networked computers to communicate with each other. ... ActiveX is Microsoft technology used for developing reusable object oriented software components. ... Structured storage (variously also known as COM structured storage or OLE structured storage) is a technology developed by Microsoft as part of its Windows operating system for storing hierarchical data within a single file. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Shadow Copy in Windows Vista Shadow Copy (also called Volume Snapshot Service or VSS) is a feature in recent versions of Microsoft Windows that allows taking manual or automatic backup copies or snapshots of a file or folder on a specific volume at a specific point in time. ... Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) is the new graphic driver model for video cards running under Windows Vista. ... Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) is an initiative unveiled in 2002 by Microsoft to standardize the hardware and class driver architecture for audio devices in modern Microsoft Windows operating systems. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into cmd. ... Backup and Restore Center in Windows Vista Ultimate Backup and Restore Center is a component included in Windows Vista that allows users to access file backup utilities built into the operating system. ... COMMAND.COM is the name for the default operating system shell (or command line interpreter) for DOS and 16/32bits versions of Windows (95/98/98 SE/Me). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Control Panel in Windows Vista Control Panel in Windows XP Classic View of the Control Panel in Windows XP Default View of the Control Panel in Windows Me Control Panel is a part of the Microsoft Windows graphical user interface which allows users to view and manipulate basic system settings... The applets listed below are components of the Microsoft Windows control panel, which allows user to define a range of settings for their computer, monitor the status of devices such as printers and modems, and set up new hardware, programs and network connections. ... The Device Manager is a tool included with Microsoft Windows operating systems that allows the user to display and control the hardware attached to the computer. ... Disk Cleanup application running on Windows XP Disk Cleanup application running on Windows Vista The Disk Cleanup is a computer program tool included in Microsoft Windows designed to help free up space on the computer users hard drive. ... Windows Disk Defragmenter is a computer program included in Microsoft Windows designed to increase access speed (and sometimes increase the amount of usable space) by rearranging files stored on a disk to occupy contiguous storage locations, or defragmenting. ... Event Viewer in Windows XP. Event Viewer in Windows Vista. ... MMC on Windows Server 2003, running Computer Management snap-in The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is a component of modern Microsoft Windows operating systems that provides system administrators and advanced users with a flexible interface through which they may configure and monitor the system. ... In software, netsh, or network shell, is a utility provided with Microsofts Windows XP. It allows local or remote configuration of network settings. ... Problem Reports and Solutions in Windows Vista Problem Reports and Solutions is a component included in Windows Vista that keeps track of system problems. ... Sysprep is Microsofts System Preparation Utility for Windows deployment and is used to prepare the operating system for disk cloning. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A screenshot of Windows Task Manager in Windows Vista. ... System File Checker is a utility in Microsoft Windows that allows users to scan for and restore corruptions in Windows system files. ... System Restore is a component of Microsofts Windows Me, Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems that allows for the rolling back of system files, registry keys, installed programs, etc. ... Nero software setup is using Windows Installer program The Windows Installer (previously known as Microsoft Installer, codename Darwin) is an engine for the installation, maintenance, and removal of software on modern Microsoft Windows systems. ... Windows PowerShell is an administration focused extensible command line interface (CLI) shell and scripting language product developed by Microsoft. ... Windows Update version 5 through Netscape Browser 8. ... Windows Experience Index in Windows Vista Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) is the codename for the automatic system optimizer/tweaker built into Microsofts most recent operating system, Windows Vista, as well as the upcoming Windows Server 2008. ... Microsoft Calculator is a calculation application included with all Microsoft Windows operating systems. ... Windows Calendar is a calendar application that is included in Microsoft Windows Vista. ... Character Map (charmap. ... Windows Contacts is a address book management system, which replaces Windows Address Book. ... Windows DVD Maker is an application included in premium editions (Home Premium and Ultimate) of Windows Vista that is designed to enable the creation of DVD movies in Windows. ... Windows Fax and Scan (WFS) is an integrated faxing and scanning application scheduled to be included with the Windows Vista operating system. ... Windows Mail is an e-mail and newsgroup client included exclusively in Windows Vista. ... Microsoft Magnifier is a magnification tool for the visually impaired to use Microsoft Windows. ... Windows Media Center is an application designed to serve as a home-entertainment hub. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Windows Mobile Device Center 6 for Windows Vista is the successor for ActiveSync mobile synchronization software, that is only supported for Windows Vista, as ActiveSync is not compatible with this version of Windows. ... The Windows Mobility Center is a component of Microsoft Windows,first introduced with Vista, that centralizes the most relevant information related to mobile computing. ... “Movie maker” redirects here. ... Narrator in Windows XP Narrator is a light-duty screen reader utility packaged with Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista. ... For the item of stationery, see notebook. ... Paint (formerly Paintbrush for Windows) is a simple graphics painting program that has been included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows since its first release. ... Windows Photo Gallery (WPG) is an application included with Microsofts Windows Vista operating system that provides photo management and basic editing facilities. ... Microsoft Private Character Editor (Eudcedit. ... Remote Assistance is a feature of Windows XP that allows a user to temporarily take over a remote Windows XP computer over a network or the internet to resolve issues. ... An example group of Gadgets, each attached to the sidebar Add Gadgets window The Windows Sidebar is a panel for Desktop Gadgets that is anchored to the side of the Windows Vista desktop. ... Snipping Tool is an application included in premium editions of Windows Vista and Experience Pack for Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005. ... Sound Recorder is an audio recording program included in Microsoft Windows. ... Windows Media Player (WMP) is a digital media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices. ... Windows Media Player (WMP) is a proprietary software digital media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices. ... Windows Speech Recognition in Sleep mode Windows Speech Recognition is a speech recognition application included in Windows Vista. ... WordPad is a simple word processor that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 upwards. ... Chess Titans is a computer game, developed by Oberon Games, included with Microsofts Windows Vista operating system. ... Hearts is a card game that is included in Microsoft Windows. ... Hold Em is a card game developed by Mobicore that is available to owners of Windows Vista Ultimate as an additional downloadable game through Windows Ultimate Extras. ... InkBall is a computer game included in recent versions of Microsoft Windows. ... Mahjong Titans is a computer game, developed by Oberon Games, included with Microsofts Windows Vista operating system. ... Minesweeper is a computer game of minesweeper included in Microsoft Windows. ... Purble Place is a computer game developed by Oberon Games and included in Windows Vista. ... Solitaire is a card game that is included in most versions of Microsoft Windows. ... Spider Solitaire is a card game that is included in recent versions of Microsoft Windows. ... A kernel connects the application software to the hardware of a computer. ... ntoskrnl. ... Hal. ... Windows Task Manager with System idle process selected In Windows NT-based operating systems, the System Idle Process is the system idle task: it tracks how much of the CPUs time is being utilized and issues the HLT instruction to cut the processors power usage. ... In software Svchost. ... The Windows registry is a directory which stores settings and options for the operating system for Microsoft Windows 32-bit versions, 64-bit versions and Windows Mobile. ... A Windows service is an application that starts when the Microsoft Windows operating system is booted and runs in the background as long as Windows is running. ... The Windows Service Control Manager (SCM) is a remote procedure call (RPC) server that manages creating, deleting, starting and stopping of Windows services. ... This article is about dynamic libraries implemented by Microsoft. ... The Portable Executable (PE) format is a file format for executables, object code, and DLLs, used in 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows operating systems. ... An NTLDR boot menu. ... The Windows Boot Manager is Microsofts new boot manager for Windows Vista and Windows Server Longhorn. It reads the Boot Configuration Data, and displays an operating system selection menu[1], and is thus functionally equivalent to the boot selection menu functionality of NTLDR in prior versions of Windows NT... Winlogon is the Windows NT component responsible for handling the default secure attention key, loading the user profile on logon, and optionally locking the computer when a screensaver is running (requiring another authentication step). ... The Windows 2000 Recovery Console selection, login, and command prompts. ... Microsofts latest Windows operating system, Windows Vista, includes a number of new I/O technologies and enhancements that are intended to shorten the time taken to boot the system, improve the responsiveness of the system, and improve the reliability of data storage. ... Windows Vistas System Recovery menu Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) is a set of tools included in the Windows Vista operating system to help diagnose and recover from serious errors which may be preventing Windows from booting successfully. ... Windows PE beginning to boot under Microsoft Virtual PC. It uses the same, minimal version of NTLDR(SETUPLDR.BIN) as Windows NT/2000/XP Setup. ... Kernel Patch Protection, informally known as PatchGuard, is a feature of x64 editions of Microsoft Windows that prevents patching the kernel. ... A Windows service is an application that starts when the Microsoft Windows operating system is booted and runs in the background as long as Windows is running. ... Autorun or autoplay (sometimes spelled in CamelCase as AutoRun or AutoPlay) is the ability of many modern computer operating systems to automatically take some action upon the inserting of removable media such as a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or flash media. ... Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is a component of modern Microsoft Windows operating systems that facilitates prioritized, throttled, and asynchronous transfer of files between machines using idle network bandwidth. ... This article is about the scheduled tasks component in Windows. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Shadow Copy in Windows Vista Shadow Copy (also called Volume Snapshot Service or VSS) is a feature in recent versions of Microsoft Windows that allows taking manual or automatic backup copies or snapshots of a file or folder on a specific volume at a specific point in time. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Dr. Watson (debugger). ... Multimedia Class Scheduler Service (MMCSS) is a Windows service that boosts the CPU as well as I/O priority of a thread. ... Common Log File System (CLFS) is a general-purpose logging subsystem that is accessible to both kernel-mode as well as user-mode applications for building high-performance transaction logs. ... For library and office filing systems, see Library classification. ... NTFS is the standard file system of Windows NT, including its later versions Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Vista. ... In computing, a hard link is a reference, or pointer, to physical data on a storage volume. ... An NTFS junction point (JP) is a feature of the NTFS file system version 3. ... Volume Mount Points are specialized NTFS filesystem objects which are used to mount and provide an entry point to other partitions. ... An NTFS reparse point (JP) is a type of NTFS file system object. ... In computing, an NTFS symbolic link (symlink) is a file-system object that points to another file system object. ... Microsofts latest Windows operating system, Windows Vista, includes a number of new I/O technologies and enhancements that are intended to shorten the time taken to boot the system, improve the responsiveness of the system, and improve the reliability of data storage. ... The Encrypting File System (EFS) is a file system with filesystem-level encryption available in Microsofts Windows 2000 and later operating systems. ... File Allocation Table (FAT) is a partially patented file system developed by Microsoft for MS-DOS and was the primary file system for consumer versions of Microsoft Windows up to and including Windows Me. ... exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table, aka FAT64) is a proprietary file system suited especially for flash drives, introduced by Microsoft in Windows Embedded CE 6. ... ISO 9660, a standard published by the International Organization for Standardization, defines a file system for CD-ROM media. ... The Universal Disk Format (UDF) is a format specification of a file system for storing files on optical media. ... The Microsoft Distributed File System, or DFS, is a set of client and server services that allow a large enterprise to organize many distributed SMB file shares into a distributed file system. ... The Installable File System (IFS) is a Filesystem API in IBM OS/2 and Microsoft Windows NT that enables the operating system to recognize and load drivers for filesystems. ... In information technology, a server is an application or device that performs services for connected clients as part of a client-server architecture. ... A Windows Server domain or Windows NT Domain is a logical group of computers running versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system that share a central directory database. ... Typically Active Directory is managed using the graphical Microsoft Management Console. ... The DNS support in Microsoft Windows NT (and thus its derivatives Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003) comprises two clients and a server. ... Local Group Policy Editor in Windows XP Media Center Edition Group policy is a feature of Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems that provides centralized management and configuration of computers and remote users in an Active Directory environment. ... A roaming user profile is a concept in the Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems that allows a user with a computer joined to a Windows Server domain to log on to any computer on the same network and access his local files and settings. ... In computing, and specifically in the context of Microsoft Windows operating systems, Microsoft refers to folder redirection when automatically re-routing I/O to/from standard folders (directories) to use storage elsewhere on a network. ... In software application development, structuring into independent components can create the problem of managing each component. ... Microsoft Message Queuing or MSMQ is a technology developed by Microsoft and deployed in its Windows Server operating systems since Windows NT 4 and Windows 95. ... Windows SharePoint Services (WSS), or Windows SharePoint, is a free add-on (value-add) to Windows Server 2003 made available by Microsoft, which offers basic web portal and intranet functionality. ... Windows Media Services (WMS) is a software component of Microsoft Windows Server that allows an administrator to generate streaming media (audio/video). ... Windows Rights Management Services (also called Rights Management Services or RMS) is a Microsoft Windows technology that is a form of digital rights management used for protecting documents such as corporate e-mail, Word documents, and web pages. ... Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS, formerly called Internet Information Server) is a set of Internet-based services for servers using Microsoft Windows. ... Terminal Services is a component of Microsoft Windows (both server and client versions) that allows a user to access applications and data stored on a remote computer over a network. ... Screenshot of a Windows Server Update Services administration console Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) provides a software update service for Microsoft Windows operating systems and other Microsoft software. ... Network Access Protection (NAP) is a Microsoft technology for controlling network access of a computer host based on the system health of the host, first utilized in Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. ... File Replication Service is a Microsoft service for distributing folders stored in the SYSVOL shared folder on domain controllers and Microsoft Distributed File System (DFS) shared folders. ... Remote Differential Compression (RDC) is a client-server synchroniztion protocol that allows the contents of two files to be synchronized, by communicating only the difference between them. ... A Microsoft supplied server that provides Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) BIOS enabled computers to remotely execute boot environment variables. ... Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM) is a component of Microsofts Windows Server 2008 operating systems that provides resource management and enables the allocation of resources, including processor and memory resources, among multiple applications based on business priorities. ... The software architecture of a program or computing system is the structure or structures of the system, which comprise software components, the externally visible properties of those components, and the relationships between them. ... The Windows NT operating system familys architecture consists of two layers (user mode and kernel mode), with many different modules within both of these layers. ... Object Manager in Windows, categorized hierarchically using namespaces Object Manager (internally called Ob) is a special subsystem implemented as part of Windows Executive which manages Windows resources. ... The Windows NT Startup Process is the process by which Microsofts Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating systems initialize. ... This refers to the boot components for Windows Vista and Windows Server Longhorn. The Windows Vista Startup Process is the process by which Microsofts Windows Vista operating system initializes. ... I/O request packets (IRPs) are structures that are used by Windows Driver Model (WDM) and Windows NT device drivers to communicate with each other and the operating system. ... Kernel Transaction Manager (KTM) is a component of the Windows Vista kernel that enables applications to use atomic transactions on resources. ... The Logical Disk Manager (LDM) is an implementation of a logical volume manager for Windows, developed by Microsoft and Veritas Software. ... The Security Accounts Manager (SAM) is a database stored as a registry file in Windows NT, Windows 2000, and later versions of Windows. ... Windows File Protection (WFP) is a technology included in all Microsoft Windows operating systems beginning with Windows 2000 to prevent programs from replacing critical Windows system files. ... Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS), is a process in Microsoft Windows operating systems that is responsible for enforcing the security policy on the system. ... Client/Server Runtime Subsystem, or csrss. ... Session Manager Subsystem, or smss. ... UAC confirmation dialog UAC credentials dialog User Account Control (UAC) is a technology and security infrastructure introduced with Microsofts Windows Vista operating system. ... BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature integrated into Microsofts Windows Vista operating system that provides encryption for the entire OS volume. ... Windows Defender, previously known as Microsoft AntiSpyware, is a software product from Microsoft designed to prevent, remove and quarantine spyware on Microsofts Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista operating systems. ... DEP controls in Windows Vista DEP causing Windows XP to end a program Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is a security feature included in modern Microsoft Windows operating systems that is intended to prevent an application or service from executing code from a non-executable memory region. ... The Protected Media Path is a set of technologies creating a Protected Environment, first included in Microsofts Windows Vista operating system, that are used to enforce digital rights management (or DRM) protections on content. ... Mandatory Integrity Control (MIC, also called Integrity levels)[1] is a new security feature in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, which adds Integrity Levels (IL) to processes running in a login session. ... User Interface Privilege Isolation (UIPI) is a security feature introduced in Windows Vista to combat code injection exploits. ... Windows Firewall icon in Windows Vista Windows Firewall is a personal firewall, included with Microsofts Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista operating systems. ... Screenshot of Windows Security Center in Windows Vista. ... Windows Services for UNIX Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX (SFU) is a software package produced by Microsoft which provides a Unix subsystem and other parts of a full Unix environment on Windows NT and its successors. ... Interix is the name of an optional, full-featured POSIX and Unix environment subsystem for Microsofts Windows NT-based operating systems. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Windows on Windows, commonly referred to as WOW or WoW, is a name of two abstraction subsystems of Microsoft Windows operating system. ... WoW64 (Windows-on-Windows 64-bit) is a subsystem of the Windows operating system that is capable of running 32-bit applications and is included on all 64-bit versions of Windows â€” including Windows XP 64-bit Editions, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Vista 64-bit Editions. ... An example of a Web browser (Mozilla Firefox) A web browser is a software application that enables a user to display and interact with text, images, videos, music and other information typically located on a Web page at a website on the World Wide Web or a local area network. ... Timeline representing the history of various web browsers. ... The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of web browsers. ... Trident (also known as MSHTML) is the name of the layout engine for the Microsoft Windows version of Internet Explorer. ... AOL Explorer, previously known as AOL Browser is a graphical web browser based on the Microsoft Trident layout engine and was released by AOL. In July 2005, AOL launched AOL Explorer as a free download and as an optional download with AIM version 5. ... Avant Browser is a popular freeware web browser which unites the Trident layout engine built into Windows (see Internet Explorer shell) with an interface intended to be more feature-rich, flexible and ergonomic than Microsofts Internet Explorer (IE). ... The Enigma Browser was previously a shareware Internet Explorer shell but is now freeware. ... Maxthon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... SlimBrowser screenshot Slimbrowser is a tabbed multiple-site web browser that uses the Microsoft Trident rendering engine. ... NeoPlanet Browser A web browser, that according to the official website start page is currently not available for download. ... NetCaptor NetCaptor is an alternative interface for the Windows version of Internet Explorer. ... Netscape Browser is the name of a proprietary Windows web browser published by AOL, but developed by Mercurial Communications. ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ... iRider screenshot iRider is an alternative interface for the Windows version of Internet Explorer. ... Smart Bro is a tabbed web browser that has been developed by Mind Vision Software. ... UltraBrowser is a graphical web browser developed by UltraBrowser. ... Epiphany using Gecko to render the Wikipedia main page Gecko is the open source, free software web browser layout engine used in all Mozilla-branded software and its derivatives, including later Netscape releases. ... Beonex Communicator is a web-browser and email/news client based on Mozilla. ... For other uses, see Camino (disambiguation). ... DocZilla is a commercial, GUI-based Web browser based on Mozillas Gecko layout engine, specifically designed to display SGML and XML without any preprocessing. ... A screenshot of Epiphany. ... Flock is a web browser heavily based upon Mozilla Firefox and other Mozilla technologies. ... Galeon is a web browser for GNOME based on Mozillas Gecko layout engine. ... K-Meleon is a web browser for the Microsoft Windows platform. ... K-Meleon is a web browser for the Microsoft Windows platform. ... Kazehakase (風博士) is a web browser for Unix-like operating systems that uses the GTK2 libraries. ... Madfox is a web browser based on Mozilla Firefox, developed by a Chinese developer nicknamed as splyb. The project is an experimental project trying to enhance non-standard compatibility with Internet Explorer. ... Minimo (from Mini Mozilla) is a project to create a version of the Mozilla web browser for small devices like PDAs and mobile phones. ... The Mozilla Application Suite (originally known as Mozilla, marketed as the Mozilla Suite, and code named Seamonkey) is a free, cross-platform internet suite, whose components include a web browser, an e-mail and news client, an HTML editor, and an IRC client. ... Firefox redirects here. ... Netscape was a proprietary cross-platform Internet suite created by Netscape Communications Corporation and then in-house by AOL to continue the Netscape series after Netscape 6. ... Netscape 6 was the name of Netscape Communications Corporations proprietary cross-platform internet suite from versions 6. ... SeaMonkey is a free, open source, and cross-platform Internet suite that is the continuation of the former Mozilla Application Suite. ... Skipstone is a GTK+ web browser based on Mozillas Gecko layout engine and intended to be lightweight with few dependencies. ... XeroBank Browser, previously called Torpark,[1][2] is a source available (but not technically open source),[3] portable browser originally forked from Portable Firefox web browser with Tor access built into it. ... Konqueror using KHTML to render the Wikipedia front page. ... WebKit is an application framework included with Mac OS X v10. ... ABrowse is a web browser for the AtheOS/Syllable operating system. ... iCab is a highly-configurable web browser for the Macintosh by iCab Company. ... A screenshot of Epiphany. ... Konqueror is a file manager, web browser and file viewer, which was developed as part of the K Desktop Environment (KDE) by volunteers and runs on most Unix-like operating systems. ... Midori is a light-weight Web browser for the GNOME graphical computing desktop. ... OmniWeb is a web browser developed by the Omni Group for the Mac OS X operating system. ... Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. ... Skipstone is a GTK+ web browser based on Mozillas Gecko layout engine and intended to be lightweight with few dependencies. ... Shiira is a web browser for the Mac OS X operating system. ... Swift is a Microsoft Windows native web browser that utilizes Apple Computers WebKit, which is a KHTML-based rendering system, to achieve superior load times. ... Presto is a layout engine for the Opera web browser developed by Opera Software. ... Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by the Norwegian Opera Software company. ... The Nintendo DS Browser is a version of the Opera web browser for use on the Nintendo DS, developed by Opera Software and Nintendo. ... The Internet Channel is a version of the Opera web browser for use on the Wii by Opera Software and Nintendo. ... Java language redirects here. ... HotJava 3. ... Lobo is an open-source Java based browser with support for HTML 4, JavaScript and CSS2. ... Opera Mini is a Java ME web browser for mobile devices, which runs on most phones that support Java Midlets. ... X-Smiles is an experimental XML Browser written in Java. ... Tasman is the name of the layout engine introduced with version 5 of Internet Explorer for Mac. ... Internet Explorer for Mac (also referred to as Internet Explorer:mac, IE:mac or Internet Explorer Macintosh Edition) was a proprietary web browser developed by Microsoft for the Macintosh platform. ... MSN for Mac OS X was discontinued on March 2005, But later revived to 5. ... ALynx is a ASCII-Web-Browser for Amiga / (AmiTCP | MLink | AS225) which is a port of Lynx version 2. ... Yeah I know sometimes things may not always make sense to you right now But hey, what daddy always tell you? Straighten up little soldier Stiffen up that upper lip What you crying about? You got me Hailie I know you miss your mom and I know you miss your... Links is an open source text and graphic web browser with a pull-down menu system. ... Lynx is a text-only web browser for use on cursor-addressable, character cell terminals. ... Net-Tamer is a DOS PPP dial-up access program, which requires no TSR packet driver. ... w3m with images in an xterm w3m is an open source text-based web browser. ... Webster Gradney, Jr. ... Blazer 4. ... A microbrowser (sometimes minibrowser or mobile browser) is a web browser designed for use on a handheld device such as a PDA or mobile phone. ... IE Mobile (named Pocket Internet Explorer or PIE before Windows Mobile 5. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Minimo (from Mini Mozilla) is a project to create a version of the Mozilla web browser for small devices like PDAs and mobile phones. ... EBay as seen on Netfront 3. ... Obigo Browser has been around since 1999, when it was the worlds first WAP 1. ... Opera Mobile is a Web browser from Opera Software designed for personal digital assistants (PDAs) and smartphones based on the Windows Mobile and S60 platforms. ... The Pixo 2. ... The PlayStation Portable (officially abbreviated PSP)[5] is a handheld game console manufactured and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... In November 2005 Nokia launched [1] the Web Browser for S60, based on the WebCore and JavaScriptCore components of Apple Computer’s Safari WebKit, an open source software full Web rendering engine that Apple uses in its Safari Web browser. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... 3B provides an alternative way to navigate the web. ... Abaco is a web browser for the Plan 9 operating system. ... Amaya is a free and open source web browser and authoring tool created by a structured editor project at INRIA, a French national research institution, and later adopted by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web. ... Arachne is a full-screen Internet suite containing a graphical web browser, email client, and dialer. ... AWeb is a web browser for the Amiga range of computers. ... Charon is a web browser for the Inferno operating system. ... Dillo is a small (~350 kB), very fast, and free software minimalistic multi-platform web browser written in C using the GTK+ graphical toolkit which was first released in December 1999. ... Emacs/W3 is a web browser for the Emacs, written entirely in Emacs Lisp. ... Gollum Browser is a simplified Web browser that only opens articles from Wikipedia. ... IBrowse is a web browser for the Amiga range of computers, and was a rewritten follow-on to Amiga Mosaic, one of the first web browsers for the Amiga Computer. ... Krozilo (www. ... Mothra is a web browser for the Plan 9 operating system. ... NetPositive (often called Net+) is the default browser that comes with the BeOS operating system. ... GTK NetSurf running under Linux NetSurf is an open source GPL-licensed web browser for RISC OS, an operating system created by Acorn Computers. ... Oregano is a commercial web browser for the RISC OS range of computers. ... Sleipnir is a Japanese tabbed web browser, released by Fenrir & Co. ... Tkhtml is a layout engine written in C using the Tk widget toolkit. ... VMS Mosaic is a GUI Web browser for use on the OpenVMS operating system. ... Voyager is a web browser for the Amiga range of computers. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... The following is an incomplete list of Microsoft software applications. ... Windows redirects here. ... The following is a list of Microsoft Windows components. ... Microsoft Office is an office suite from Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X operating systems. ... Microsoft Visual Studio is Microsofts flagship software development product for computer programmers. ... Microsoft Expression Studio is a suite of design and media applications from Microsoft aimed at developers and designers. ... Microsoft Dynamics is a line of software for business made by Microsoft. ... Microsoft Money 2006 Premium Microsoft Money is Microsofts personal finance software for computers using the Microsoft Windows operating system. ... Encarta is a digital multimedia encyclopedia published by Microsoft Corporation. ... Microsoft Student is a software from Microsoft to help students in school work and home work. ... Microsoft Works is an office suite (home productivity software suite) available from Microsoft. ... Three maps generated by MapPoint North America 2001 (outside the detailed dataset), Encarta 2005 (not very detailed) and Microsoft AutoRoute 2004 (highly detailed). ... Microsoft Virtual PC is a virtualization suite for Microsoft Windows operating systems, and an emulation suite for Mac OS X on PowerPC-based systems. ... Microsoft Servers is a brand that encompasses a line of Microsoft server products. ... Windows Server may refer to: Windows 2000 Server, the release based on Windows 2000 Windows Server 2003, the current release of Windows Server Windows Server Longhorn, the upcoming release of Windows Server Windows Home Server, an upcoming server operating system intended for home use Microsoft Servers, a family of servers... Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDBMS) produced by Microsoft. ... Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS, formerly called Internet Information Server) is a set of Internet-based services for servers using Microsoft Windows. ... Microsoft Exchange Server is a messaging and collaborative software product developed by Microsoft. ... Microsoft BizTalk Server is a server product by Microsoft which provides the following functions: Business Process Automation, Business Process Modeling, Business-to-business Communication, Enterprise Application Integration and Message broker[1]. Its a server product targeted mostly at medium to large enterprises, but has been popular among small companies... Microsoft Commerce Server is a Microsoft tool for building e-commerce systems. ... Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA Server) is a stateful packet and application layer inspection firewall, virtual private network and web cache (both forward caching and reverse caching) server which runs on Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003. ... Windows Server System logo Microsoft Servers is a brand that encompasses a line of Microsoft server products. ... Windows Home Server is a home server operating system from Microsoft. ... SharePoint - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Windows SharePoint Services (WSS), or Windows SharePoint, is a free add-on (value-add) to Windows Server 2003 made available by Microsoft, which offers basic web portal and intranet functionality. ... Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS), is part of SharePoint, and runs on top of Windows SharePoint Services (WSS). ... Microsoft Search Server (MSS) is an enterprise search platform from Microsoft, based on the search capabilities of SharePoint Server 2007. ... Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 , OCS 2007, is an enterprise real-time communications server, providing instant messaging, presence, audio-video conferencing and web conferencing functionality. ... Terminal Services is a component of Microsoft Windows (both server and client versions) that allows a user to access applications and data stored on a remote computer over a network. ... Typically Active Directory is managed using the graphical Microsoft Management Console. ... Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms. ... Microsoft . ... Windows Media is a multimedia framework for media creation and distribution for Microsoft Windows. ... Microsoft PlaysForSure is a certification given by Microsoft to portable devices (portable media players, phones, etc. ... Microsoft Silverlight (code-named Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere or WPF/E) is a proprietary XAML-based runtime for browser-based Rich Internet Applications, providing a subset of the animation, vector graphics, and video playback capabilities of Windows Presentation Foundation. ... Windows Mobile is a compact operating system combined with a suite of basic applications for mobile devices based on the Microsoft Win32 API. Devices which run Windows Mobile include Pocket PCs, Smartphones, Portable Media Centers, and on-board computers for certain automobiles. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Microsoft Mediaroom is the latest update of the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition platform software, intended for use in a set-top box to access on-demand as well as live television programming on an IPTV network. ... Windows Live is the collective brand name for a set of services and software products from Microsoft. ... Microsoft Office Live is an Internet-based software service designed for small businesses with fewer than ten employees launched on February 15, 2006,[1] and is part of Microsofts Windows Live initiative. ... Office Live Workspace is a Microsoft Office Live-branded online storage and collaboration service for Microsoft Office 2007 documents. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ... MSNBC logo MSNBC (Microsoft & National Broadcasting Company) is a 24-hour news channel in the United States. ... ninemsn is a 50/50 joint venture between Microsoft and Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL) . It effectively acts as the website for both the Nine Network and MSN, and is one of Australias websites. ... For other uses, see MSN (disambiguation). ... Hotmail is a free webmail e-mail service, which is accessible via a web browser. ... For the old versions of this software called MSN Messenger, see MSN Messenger. ... Windows Live Spaces (also known by its users as MSN Spaces) is Microsofts blogging and Social Networking platform. ... MSN Groups Home MSN Groups is a commercial community site created by Microsoft in 1995. ... Windows Live ID (originally named . ... Microsoft Ignition is a music network operated by Microsoft that spans across Windows PCs, XBOX 360 gaming console and Zune music player. ... CodePlex is an open source project hosting website from Microsoft. ... Microsoft HealthVault is an online service from Microsoft to store and maintain health-related information. ... Microsoft Game Studios (MGS), branded with current logo and moniker in 2002 (formerly the Microsoft Game Division or Microsoft Games), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. ... MSN Games (also known as Zone. ... Microsoft XNA (XNAs Not Acronymed[1]) is a set of tools, complete with a managed runtime environment, provided by Microsoft that facilitates computer game design, development and management. ... For the Xboxs successor, see Xbox 360. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... Xbox Live is a subscription-based online gaming service for Microsofts Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles. ... Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) is an online service operated by Microsoft that is used to distribute video games to Xbox and Xbox 360 owners and from late 2007 to Games for Windows - Live users [1]. The service was first launched in late 2004 and offers games from about US$5... Xbox Live Marketplace Logo The Xbox Live Marketplace (XBLM) is a virtual market designed for Microsofts Xbox 360 console that allows Xbox Live members to download purchased or promotional content. ... Games for Windows is a marketing campaign by Microsoft that dates back at least to 2005, and has been revised in 2006, seemingly aimed at officially categorizing computer games that will work (possibly exclusively) with their Microsoft Windows products. ... Games for Windows – Live (officially spelled LIVE) is an online gaming service for Games for Windows-branded PC titles. ... Tray and Play is a technology developed by Microsoft for Windows Vista operating system and is a part of Games for Windows initiative. ... LIVE Anywhere is an initiative by Microsoft to bring the LIVE online gaming and entertainment network to a wide variety of platforms and devices, including Xbox, Xbox 360, Windows Vista, Windows Mobile, Zune, and more. ... Microsoft Surface (Codename: Milan), is a Multi-touch product from Microsoft which is developed as a software and hardware combination technology that allows a user, or multiple users, to manipulate digital content by the use of natural motions, hand gestures, or physical objects. ... This article is about the digital media brand. ... The Zune 4 and Zune 8 are new models of the Zune lineup announced October 2, 2007 and will be released November 2007. ... The Zune 30 is the first Zune music player from Microsoft. ... The Zune 80 is the largest digital media player produced and marketed by Microsoft. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Microsoft Natural Keyboard is a computer keyboard that was introduced by Microsoft in 1994. ... Microsoft IntelliType is the Microsoft brand driver for Microsofts series of computer keyboard. ... Microsoft IntelliPoint is the Microsoft brand driver for Microsofts IntelliMouse series of mouses. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The Microsoft LifeChat is a brand of headsets created by Microsoft. ... First-generation Microsoft SideWinder gamepad Microsoft SideWinder is the general name given to the family of digital game controllers developed by Microsoft for PCs. ... Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC The Ultra-Mobile PC (abbreviated UMPC), previously known by its codename Project Origami, is a specification for a small form factor tablet PC. It was developed as a joint development exercise by Microsoft, Intel, and Samsung, among others. ... Exterior of Fingerprint Reader The Microsoft Fingerprint Reader is a device sold by Microsoft that augments normal passwords with the fingerprint of a user for convenience. ... The Digital Sound System 80, short DSS80, was a three-piece PC audio system co-developed by Microsoft and Philips. ... This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... An O2 Pocket PC phone A Pocket PC, abbreviated P/PC or PPC, is a hardware specification for a handheld-sized computer (Personal digital assistant) that runs the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system. ... Microsoft RoundTable device Screenshot of a Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 remote conference using RoundTable. ... Microsoft Response Point is a PABX software product from Microsoft designed to be used in PABX systems targeting small businesses with less than 50 employees. ... Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) refers to both an individual Microsoft certification and a broader professional certification program. ... The Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) is the portion of Microsoft responsible for managing the firms relationship with developers. ... Microsoft Technet is a division of Microsoft that have TechNet subscriptions. ... MSDN Academic Alliance is a Microsoft program which provides MSDN subscriptions for free for students and faculty in computer science, computer engineering, information technology, and related fields. ... Microsoft Campus Agreement or MSCA is a program intended to RAPE students, faculty, and staff of select universities which enter into AN ETERNAL BLOOD TRUCE with Microsoft. ... Microsoft Press is the publishing arm of Microsoft, usually releasing books dealing with various current Microsoft technologies. ... The Microsoft MVP Logo The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Program is an award and recognition program run by Microsoft. ... The Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) is an organization of university and college students interested in careers in technology who are willing to help others learn about Microsoft technology. ... Microsoft Research (MSR) is a division of Microsoft created in 1991 for researching various computer science topics and issues. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Criticism of Microsoft and Comparison of Windows and Linux (Discuss) There have been a number of studies related to Microsoft. ... A Client Access License (CAL) is a kind of software license, distributed by Microsoft, to allow clients to connect to its server software programs. ... Shared source is Microsoft’s framework for sharing computer program source code with individuals and organizations. ... Microsoft Software Licensing and Protection Services also known as Microsoft SLPS. // Microsoft Software Licensing and Protection Services (SLPS) is a Software Licensing Suite that provides developers with the ability to protect code, license software, create license versions, and track performance of products and profitability. ... Criticism of Microsoft has followed various aspects of its products and business practices. ... Criticism of Windows Vista includes the various concerns regarding the commercially released version of Vista, due to perceived issues with security, performance and presence of product activation. ... Microsofts Windows XP operating system has received considerable amounts of criticism for various problems. ... Windows 2000 (also referred to as Win2K) is a preemptive, interruptible, graphical and business-oriented operating system designed to work with either uniprocessor or symmetric multi-processor computers. ... Windows Millennium Edition, or Windows Me (IPA pronunciation: [miː], [É›m iː]), is a hybrid 16-bit/32-bit graphical operating system released on September 14, 2000 by Microsoft. ... Windows 9x is the family of Microsoft Windows operating systems that comprises the 32-bit, DOS-based Windows versions: Windows 95, Windows 98, and often also Windows Me. ... Microsoft Office is an office suite from Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X operating systems. ... Alcatel-Lucent claims ownership of several patents relating to MP3 encoding and compression technologies. ... Chairman of the Board redirects here. ... Steven Anthony Ballmer (born March 24, 1956) is an American businessman and has been the chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation since January 2000. ... James Cash, Jr. ... Dina Dublon is a current member of the board of directors at Microsoft. ... For other persons named Bill Gates, see Bill Gates (disambiguation). ... Raymond Gilmartin is a current member of the board of directors at Microsoft and at General Mills. ... Reed Hastings at the Web 2. ... David Marquardt is a current member of the board of directors at Microsoft. ... Charles Noski is a current member of the board of directors at Microsoft. ... Helmut G.W. Panke is a current member of the board of directors at Microsoft. ... Jon Shirley is the former president of Microsoft and currently one of its directors. ...

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