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Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer 6 under Windows XP
Developer Microsoft, Spyglass
Latest release 6.0 / October 2001
OS Windows
Genre Web browser, File browser
License Proprietary
Website www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/

Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. Internet Explorer is by far the most widely used web browser, although since 2004 it has lost some usage share to other browsers. As of April 2005, IE's usage share is about 85% (see the market adoption section). Download high resolution version (854x592, 90 KB)This is a screenshot of Internet Explorer 6. ... A software developer is an entity, either a company or individual, that creates software. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT) headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. ... Spyglass, Inc. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In computing, an operating system (OS) is the system software responsible for the direct control and management of hardware and basic system operations. ... Microsoft Windows is a range of closed source proprietary commercial operating environments for personal computers and servers. ... A software genre is a classification of software by its common function, type or topic. ... A web browser is a software package that enables a user to display and interact with documents hosted by web servers. ... A file manager is a software tool that provides a user interface to work with computer files. ... 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. ... Something proprietary is something exclusively owned by someone, often with connotations that it is exclusive and cannot be used by other parties without negotiations. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia website. ... Proprietary software is a term used to describe software in which the user does not control what it does or cannot study or edit the code, in contrast to free software. ... A web browser is a software package that enables a user to display and interact with documents hosted by web servers. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT) headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. ... Microsoft Windows is a range of closed source proprietary commercial operating environments for personal computers and servers. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Usage share, in web browser statistics, is the percentage of visitors to a group of web sites that use a particular browser. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Ongoing events • Iraqi legislative election • Bill C-38 (Canada gay marriage) • Tsunami relief • Cedar Revolution in Lebanon • Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan • German Visa Affair 2005 • Expo 2005 in Nagoya, Japan • Terri Schiavo controversy • Pope John Paul II...


Internet Explorer is an integrated component of newer versions of Microsoft Windows. It is available as a separate, free-of-charge product for many older versions of the operating system. It has been shipped as the default browser in all versions of Microsoft Windows since Windows 95 OSR2. The last major upgrade to Internet Explorer, however, was only offered for Windows XP Service Pack 2. Despite initial plans of delaying the release of Internet Explorer 7 until the next major version of Windows (codenamed Longhorn), Microsoft has recently announced that a testing version of Internet Explorer 7 will be available for Windows XP SP2 users by the summer of 2005. Windows 95 (codename Chicago) is a hybrid 16-bit/32-bit graphical operating system released on August 24, 1995 by the Microsoft Corporation. ... Windows XP (codename Whistler, also known as Windows NT 5. ... Longhorn is Microsofts codename (for a full list see Microsoft codenames) for the next version of its Windows operating system, to follow on from Windows XP SP3 [1] and Windows Server 2003. ...


For a time, Microsoft also produced Internet Explorer for Mac and versions for use through the X Window System on Solaris and HP-UX. All of these versions have ceased active development. Internet Explorer for Mac, a. ... In computing, the X Window System (commonly X11 or X) is a windowing system for bitmap displays. ... The Solaris Operating Environment is a computer operating system, based on the proprietary UNIX variant SunOS developed by Sun Microsystems. ... HP-UX is Hewlett-Packards proprietary implementation of the Unix operating system. ...

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History

Main article: History of Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer 1.5

Internet Explorer is derived from Spyglass Mosaic (NCSA Mosaic is the World's first widely used browser). Originally, Spyglass licensed the technology and trademarks from NCSA for producing their own web browser but did not use any of the NCSA Mosaic source code [1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer#endnote_SpyglassMosaic). In 1995 Spyglass Mosaic was licensed by Microsoft, in an arrangement under which Spyglass would receive a quarterly fee plus a percentage of Microsoft's revenues for the software. The following is a brief history of Internet Explorer. ... Download high resolution version (631x628, 104 KB)Internet Explorer 1. ... Download high resolution version (631x628, 104 KB)Internet Explorer 1. ... Spyglass, Inc. ... Mosaic is a web browser (client) for the World Wide Web written at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). ... Categories: Organization stubs ... Categories: Organization stubs ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT) headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. ...


Internet Explorer 3 was the first major browser with CSS support, and it could handle the PICS system for content metadata. The improvements were astounding, compared to its main competitor: Netscape Navigator. At that time, both Microsoft and Netscape tried to establish de facto standards before the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) had come up with official ones. CSS Zen garden with the Paravion style sheet CSS Zen garden with the Uncultivated style sheet In computing, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a stylesheet language used to describe the presentation of a structured document written in markup languages like HTML and XHTML. In addition, the language can be applied... 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 (Greek: meta-+data information) means While this definition is commonly offered, it is also commonly not helpful. ... The logo of Netscape Navigator, as well as of Netscape Communications Corporation. ... De facto is a Latin expression that means in fact or in practice. It is commonly used as opposed to de jure (meaning by law) when referring to matters of law or governance or technique (such as standards), that are found in the common experience as created or developed without... The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is a consortium that produces the free software standards—recommendations, as they call them—for the World Wide Web. ...


The browser was not widely used until version 4 (released in October 1997), which was integrated with the operating system (Windows 98). The integration, however, was subject to numerous criticisms. See United States v. Microsoft for details. Version 5 released in September 1998 was another significant release, which supports bi-directional text, ruby character, XML and XSL. 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Reef. ... Windows 98 (codename Memphis) is a graphical operating system released on June 25, 1998 by the Microsoft Corporation. ... United States v. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Bi-directional text - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Ruby characters are small, annotative characters placed above or to the side of an ideogram when writing ideographic languages. ... The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a W3C-recommended general-purpose markup language for creating special-purpose markup languages. ... The eXtensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) is a family of languages which allows one to describe how files encoded in the XML standard are to be formatted or transformed. ...


Version 6 was released in October 2001 together with Windows XP. This included DHTML enhancements, content restricted inline frames, and better support of CSS level 1, DOM level 1 and SMIL 2.0. The MSXML engine was also updated to version 3.0. Other new features include the Internet Explorer Administration Kit, Explorer bars, Media bar, MSN Messenger integration, fault collection, automatic image resizing, P3P, and a new look-and-feel which is in line with the style of Windows XP. Windows XP (codename Whistler, also known as Windows NT 5. ... MSN Messenger in Windows 9x Operating Systems. ... 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. ...


In a May 7, 2003 Microsoft online chat, Brian Countryman, Internet Explorer Program Manager, declared that on Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer will cease to be distributed separately from the operating system (version 6 being the last standalone version) [2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer#endnote_AbandonStandaloneIE). It will, however, be continued as a part of the evolution of the operating system, with IE updates coming bundled in OS upgrades. May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


However, after 2 years, there was a change in direction. On February 15, 2005, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates announced the new browser version at the RSA Conference 2005 in San Francisco [3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer#endnote_RSAConference2005). The new beta version is expected to be released in the summer of 2005. It will be available to Windows XP and later only, including Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 SP1 [4] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer#endnote_IE7PlatformsAndOutlookExpress). The new version of Internet Explorer is intended to defend users from phishing as well as deceptive or malicious software, and will include major enhancements to standards support. This change of direction occurred in the wake of Internet Explorer usage declining for the first time (see the market adoption section). February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bill Gates William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955), commonly known as Bill Gates, is an American businessman and a microcomputer pioneer. ... In computing, phishing is the act of attempting to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy person with a real need for such information in a seemingly official electronic notification or message (most often an email, or an instant message). ...


Features

Main article: Features of Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer has been designed to view the broadest range of web pages and to provide certain features within the operating system, including Windows Update. During the heydays of the historic browser wars, Internet Explorer superseded Netscape by supporting many of the progressive features of the time. Internet Explorer has been designed to view the broadest range of web pages without major problems. ... Windows Update automates patching through the Internet Explorer web browser. ... A rough estimation of usage share of layout engines/web browsers Browser wars is the name given to the competition between web browsers for dominance in the marketplace. ...


Component architecture

The Component Object Model (COM) technology is used extensively in Internet Explorer. It allows third parties to add functionalities via Browser Helper Objects (BHO); and allows websites to offer rich content via ActiveX. As these objects have the same privileges as the browser itself, this creates security concerns. This issue was addressed in Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 2, which provides an Add-on Manager for controlling ActiveX controls and Browser Helper Objects. In programming, the Component Object Model (COM), also known as ActiveX, is a Microsoft technology for software componentry. ... External links Browser Helper Objects: The Browser the Way You Want It - a January 1999 MSDN article by Dino Esposito CLSID List - a list created by Tony Klein and others, that attempts to record and indentify every BHO available Control Internet Explorer Add-ons with Add-on Manager - an article... In programming, the Component Object Model (COM), also known as ActiveX, is a Microsoft technology for software components. ... Add-ons are optional computer hardware or software modules that supplement or enhance the original unit they are adding on to. ...


Usability and accessibility

The pop-up blocker included in Windows XP SP2

Comparatively speaking, the default Internet Explorer interface is less cluttered than some of the internet suites. The interface can, of course, be modified should the user prefer it that way. Download high resolution version (858x670, 29 KB)Screenshot showing popup blocker in IE6 SP2 This is a screenshot of copyrighted computer software. ... Download high resolution version (858x670, 29 KB)Screenshot showing popup blocker in IE6 SP2 This is a screenshot of copyrighted computer software. ... An Internet suite is a set of applications that includes Web browser. ...


Due to its tight integration with the operating system, IE implements all of the accessibility framework provided with Windows. Internet Explorer is also a user interface for FTP, with operations similar to that of Windows Explorer. Windows Explorer on Windows 2000 Windows Explorer is the application used in modern versions of Microsoft Windows for displaying file and directory listings and information. ...


The ability to block pop-up windows, that is unrequested windows created with JavaScript or some other means, was introduced with Internet Explorer 6.0, Service Pack 2. Further more, according to a post in IEBlog (http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/05/16/417732.aspx), the browser will support tabbed browsing, a feature found in most other modern browsers. In graphical user interfaces in computer applications, a tabbed document interface (TDI) is one that relies on tabbed panes to hold child windows. ...


Security framework

Internet Explorer uses a zone-based security framework, which means that sites are grouped based upon certain conditions. It allows the restriction of broad areas of functionality, and also allows specific functions to be restricted. This article about computer security describes how security can be achieved through design and engineering. ...


Patches and updates to the browser are released periodically and made available through Windows Update website. Although security patches continue to be released for a range of platforms, most recent feature additions and security improvements were released for Windows XP only. A report on April 2005 showed that only 24% of corporate PCs (http://www.winplanet.com/article/2825-.htm) had upgraded to XP SP2. Windows Update automates patching through the Internet Explorer web browser. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia website. ...


As of May 2005, Secunia has reported 19 unpatched vulnerabilities (http://secunia.com/product/11/) in Internet Explorer. All of the vulnerabilities are still unpatched for Internet Explorer on earlier versions of Windows, since many of the vulnerabilities were patched in Service Pack 2 only. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Secunia is a computer security service provider best known for tracking vulnerabilities in more than 4500 pieces of software and operating systems. ...


Standards support

Internet Explorer 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 some implementation gaps and conformance issues. It supports XHTML 1.0 to the extent that HTML 4.01 compatibility guidelines are followed. Internet Explorer uses DOCTYPE sniffing to choose between "quirks mode" (renders similarly to older versions of MSIE) and standards mode (renders strictly according to W3C's specifications) for HTML and CSS rendering. It fully supports XSLT 1.0 or the December 1998 Working Draft of XSL, depending on the version of MSXML (a dynamic link library) avilable. It also provides its own dialect of ECMAScript called JScript. In computing, HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is a markup language designed for the creation of web pages and other information viewable in a browser. ... The abbreviation CSS can stand for any of several things: Cascading Style Sheets: used to format XHTML, HTML and XML documents. ... The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a W3C-recommended general-purpose markup language for creating special-purpose markup languages. ... Document Object Model (DOM) is a form of representation of structured documents as an object-oriented model. ... Extensible Hypertext Markup Language, or XHTML, is a markup language that has the same expressive possibilities as HTML, but a stricter syntax. ... ... The eXtensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) is a family of languages which allows one to describe how files encoded in the XML standard are to be formatted or transformed. ... In computer science, a library is a collection of subprograms used to develop software. ... ECMAScript, in simple terms, is the greatest common subset of JavaScript and JScript. ... JScript is Microsofts implementation of ECMAScript. ...


Internet Explorer supports a variety of graphics file formats, including GIF, JPEG and PNG. Support for alpha channel, is to be included in version 7. See also Category:Graphics file formats Here is a summary of the most common graphics file formats: Some file formats, e. ... GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a bitmap image format that is widely used on the World Wide Web, both for still images and for animations. ... A photo of a flower compressed with successively higher compression ratios from left to right. ... PNG (Portable Network Graphics), sometimes pronounced as ping, is a relatively new bitmap image format that is becoming popular on the World Wide Web and elsewhere. ... In computer graphics, alpha compositing is often useful to render image elements in separate passes, and then combine the resulting multiple 2D images into a single, final image in a process called compositing. ...


Proprietary extensions

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. Whilst Netscape Navigator (not the modern versions of Netscape) was also responsible for massive proprietary extension of the core web standards, Microsoft cynics view this as an example of what is called "embrace, extend and extinguish" (EEE), a way to drive competitors out of business by forcing them to use proprietary technology that Microsoft controls, resulting in vendor lock-in. Netscape can refer to: Netscape Communications Corporation, the company behind the Netscape web browser from version 1. ... Microsoft has publicly stated that it aims to embrace and extend popular standards and existing work. ... In economics, vendor lock-in, also known as proprietary lock-in, or more simply, lock-in, is a situation in which a customer is dependent on a vendor for products and services and cannot move to another vendor without substantial switching costs, real and/or perceived. ...


Criticisms

Main article: Criticisms of Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is subject to a relatively high volume of criticism. Internet Explorer, a web browser, is subject to many criticisms. ...


Much of this criticism is related to concerns about security: A notable portion of the widespread promulgation, across the Internet, of spam, spyware, adware, and computer viruses is known to be facilitated, in part, by exploitable bugs and flaws in the security architecture of Internet Explorer. Furthermore, a notable number of users and security experts perceive that Microsoft has not been sufficiently committed to fixing the browser's exploitable bugs in a timely manner, and has been ineffective in pushing those changes out to users. A KMail folder full of spam emails collected over a few days. ... Strictly defined, spyware consists of computer software that gathers and reports information about a computer user without the users knowledge or consent. ... Adware or advertising-supported software is any software application in which advertisements are displayed while the program is running. ... In computer security technology, a virus is a self-replicating program that spreads by inserting copies of itself into other executable code or documents (for a complete definition: see below). ...


Other criticisms, mostly coming from technically savvy users and developers of websites and browser-based software applications, concern Internet Explorer's support of open standards. Internet Explorer supports, to some degree, a number of standardized technologies, but has implementation gaps and conformance failures — some minor, some not — that have led to criticism from an increasing number of developers. The increase is attributable, in large part, to the fact that competing browsers that offer relatively thorough, standards-compliant implementations are becoming more widely used. Internet Explorer's ubiquity, in spite of its perceived inferiority in this area, frustrates developers who want to write cross-browser code. Open standards are publicly available specifications for achieving a specific task. ... A page or web application that has support for multiple browsers including Microsoft IE, Mozilla, Firefox, etc. ...


See also: common criticisms of Microsoft. Microsoft Corporation has been the focus of much controversy in the computer industry since the 1980s. ...


Market adoption

Statistics reference: Usage share of web browsers
Usage share of Internet Explorer over time

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 4.0 with Windows 98 in 1998, the adoption was greatly accelerated: from 57.6% in 1998 to 86.08% in 2000. It was often credited for bringing the World Wide Web to newbies. 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. A rough estimation of usage share of layout engines/web browsers The article aims to be an unbiased historial record for the usage share of web browsers (but ideally layout engines, as it is what matters), based on statistics and articles published by well-known websites. ... The usage share of Internet Explorer over time. ... The usage share of Internet Explorer over time. ... Graphic representation of the world wide web around Wikipedia The World Wide Web (WWW, or simply Web) is an information space in which the items of interest, referred to as resources, are identified by global identifiers called Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI). ... The slang term newbie (also spelled Rav, n00b, noob, newb, nubbikins, nub, nunu, or b00n in leetspeak) means a newcomer to a particular corner of cyberspace, such as a game, newsgroup, the World Wide Web itself, or an operating system. ... Monoculture means literally a single shared integrated pattern. ... Biodiversity or biological diversity is the diversity of and in living nature. ... In ecology, an ecosystem is a naturally occurring assemblage of organisms (plant, animal and other living organisms—also referred to as a biotic community or biocoenosis) living together with their environment (or biotope), functioning as a unit of sorts. ...


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 95.4% in 2002, it has been in a steady decline. Statistics indicate the current most significant competition comes from open source Gecko-based browsers, in particular Mozilla Firefox. A rough estimation of usage share of layout engines/web browsers Browser wars is the name given to the competition between web browsers for dominance in the marketplace. ... Events and trends Technology The World Wide Web was born at CERN Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft... Usage share, in web browser statistics, is the percentage of visitors to a group of web sites that use a particular browser. ... Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ... Gecko is the open-source web browser layout engine used in Mozilla, later Netscape releases and several other products. ... Mozilla Firefox (originally known as Phoenix and briefly as Mozilla Firebird) is a free, cross-platform, graphical web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and hundreds of volunteers [1]. Before its 1. ...


Nevertheless, Internet Explorer remains the dominant web browser. The rate of decline is rather slow, compared to that of Netscape. Different organizations reported different usage share figures, depending on their approaches and samples: web analysis company WebSideStory reported that IE had a 88.86% USA usage share (as of April 29, 2005); OneStat reported that IE had a 86.63% global usage share (as of April 27, 2005); and Janco Associates, Inc. reported that IE had an 83.07% usage share (as of April 19, 2005). April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Industry adoption

ActiveX is used by many public websites and web applications, including eBay. Similarly, BHOs are also used by many search engine companies and third parties for creating add-on that access their services, for example, search engine toolbar. Because of the use of COM, it is possible to include web browsing function in application. Hence, there are a number of Internet Explorer shells, and a number of application like RealPlayer (a media player) also used the Internet Explorer's web browsing module for viewing the World Wide Web within the applications. 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. ... eBay Inc. ... The success of the Google search engine was mainly due to its powerful PageRank algorithm and its simple, easy-to-use interface. ... An Internet Explorer shell (disputed — see talk page) is a program (in most cases, a web browser) that uses the Trident rendering engine of Internet Explorer. ... RealPlayer is a media player, created by RealNetworks, that plays a number of multimedia formats including multiple generations of RealAudio and RealVideo codecs as well as MP3, MPEG-4, QuickTime, etc. ... A media player is a piece of application software for playing back multimedia files. ...


"Standalone" Internet Explorer

While it is not officially possible to keep multiple versions of Internet Explorer on the same machine, some hackers (Joe Maddalone, Ryan Parman, et al) had successfully separated the several versions of Internet Explorer as standalone applications. These were referred as "Standalone" IEs, with versions from 3.0 to 5.5 SP2. Hacker is a term used to describe different types of computer experts. ...

  • Multiple IEs In Windows Web Design (http://labs.insert-title.com/labs/article795.aspx) — The web developer Joe Maddalone who found the solution.
  • Skyzyx.com - Standalone Internet Explorer (http://www.skyzyx.com/downloads/) — The web developer Ryan Parman who made the customized browsers files available.
  • Multiple Explorers (http://www.quirksmode.org/browsers/multipleie.html) — To get all the versions.

Removal

Main article: Removal of Internet Explorer

The idea of removing Internet Explorer from a Windows system was first proposed during the antitrust case. Critics felt that user should have the right to uninstall Internet Explorer freely just like any other application software. The idea of removing Internet Explorer from a Microsoft Windows operating system was first proposed during the United States v. ... Application software is a subclass of computer software that employs the capabilities of a computer directly to a task that the user wishes to perform. ...


One of Microsoft's arguments during the trial was that removing Internet Explorer from Windows may result in system instability. At least one commentator supports this argument, and notes that removing Internet Explorer will also disable Windows Update, leaving the user without vital security updates to the operating system. However, an Australian computer scientist Shane Brooks later demonstrated that Windows 98 could in fact run with IE files removed [5] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer#endnote_FindingsOfFacts). Brooks went on to develop software designed to customize Windows by removing "undesired components", which is now known as 98lite/XPLite. Microsoft has claimed that the software did not remove all components of Internet Explorer, leaving many DLL files behind. 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 program produced by Shane Brook based on Win98Lite which removes components of the Windows operating system that Microsoft has chosen not to be removable, including Out-Of-Box-Experience, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Windows Media Player, and others. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^  Memoirs From the Browser Wars (http://biztech.ericsink.com/Browser_Wars.html), May 12, 2005.
  2. ^  Microsoft to abandon standalone IE (http://www.zone-h.org/en/news/read/id=2789/), May 12, 2005.
  3. ^  Gates Highlights Progress on Security, Outlines Next Steps for Continued Innovation (http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/feb05/02-15RSA05KeynotePR.asp), May 12, 2005.
  4. ^  IE7 Platforms and Outlook Express (http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/02/28/382054.aspx), May 12, 2005.
  5. ^  U.S. v. Microsoft: Court's Findings of Fact (http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/f3800/msjudgex.htm), May 12, 2005.

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References

May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

... An Internet Explorer shell (disputed — see talk page) is a program (in most cases, a web browser) that uses the Trident rendering engine of Internet Explorer. ... The following is a list of web browsers. ... The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of web browsers. ...

External links

  • Internet Explorer Home (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/)
  • IEBlog (http://blogs.msdn.com/ie) — The weblog of the Internet Explorer team
  • Channel9 Wiki: InternetExplorer (http://channel9.msdn.com/wiki/default.aspx/Channel9.InternetExplorer) — The wiki for Internet Explorer
  • Internet Explorer Community (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/) — The official Microsoft Internet Explorer Community
  • Changes in Internet Explorer for Windows Server 2003 (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/chats/trans/ie/ie0507.mspx) — A chat transcript with Brian Countryman (Internet Explorer Program Manager) and Rob Franco (Internet Explorer Program Manager) for Microsoft TechNet
  • How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 6 (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?id=293907) — A Microsoft support article for pre-XP versions of Windows
  • Better Browsing with Service Pack 2 (http://www.pcreview.co.uk/articles/Internet/Better_Browsing_With_Service_Pack_2/) — Some benefits of SP2 with Internet Explorer
  • Secunia Vulnerability Report for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x (http://secunia.com/product/11/)

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