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Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft

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Overview

Internet Explorer(since v10) (formerly Microsoft Internet Explorer(v6 & earlier) and Windows Internet Explorer(v7, 8, 9), commonly abbreviated IE or MSIE) is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included in the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. Internet Explorer was once the most widely used web browser, attaining a peak of about 95% usage share by 2003. It is based on Trident layout engine and Chankra JavaScript engine. The browser is discontinued, but still maintained.

On March 17, 2015, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Edge would replace Internet Explorer as the default browser on its Windows 10 devices.

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System Requirements

#Minimum
1Computer/processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
2Operating system: Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit); Windows 8.1 Update (32-bit or 64-bit); Windows 7 with SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit); Windows Server 2012 R2; Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 (64-bit only)
3Memory: Windows 10 (32-bit)-1 GB; Windows 10 (64-bit)-2 GB; Windows 8.1 Update (32-bit)-1 GB; Windows 8.1 Update (64-bit)-2 GB; Windows 7 with SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit)-512 MB; Windows Server 2012 R2-512 MB; Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 (64-bit only)-512 MB
4Hard drive space: Windows 10 (32-bit)-16 GB; Windows 10 (64-bit)-20 GB; Windows 8.1 Update (32-bit)-16 GB; Windows 8.1 Update (64-bit)-20 GB; Windows 7 with SP1 (32-bit)-70 MB; Windows 7 with SP1 (64-bit)-120 MB; Windows Server 2012 R2-32 GB; Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 (64-bit only)-200 MB
5Drive: CD-ROM drive (if installing from a CD-ROM)
6Display: Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors
7Peripherals: Internet connection and a compatible pointing device

Ratings

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3.26 
 5

Cloudwards1.5 
 5
based on professional's opinion
FileHippo
IE 11 Windows
8 
 10
based on 211 reviews
FileHorse
IE 9 x64 bit Windows
6.06 
 10
based on 70 reviews
FileHorse
IE 11 x32 bit Windows
7.6 
 10
based on 305 reviews
FileHorse
IE 11 x64 bit Windows
6.84 
 10
based on 120 reviews
FileHorse
IE 8 Windows
6.22 
 10
based on 116 reviews
FileHorse
IE 9 x32 bit Windows
6.08 
 10
based on 74 reviews
G2CROWD2.4 
 5
based on 160 reviews
PCMag
IE 11 Windows
4 
 5
based on professional's opinion
Softonic
IE 9 Windows
7 
 10
based on 3876 reviews
Softonic
IE 11 Windows
8 
 10
based on 1904 reviews
Softonic
IE 8 Windows
7 
 10
based on 6305 reviews
Softonic
macOS
4 
 10
based on 2069 reviews
Softonic
IE 7 Windows
7 
 10
based on 4451 reviews
Softonic
IE 10 Windows
6 
 10
based on 3005 reviews
TopTenReviews4.4 
 5
based on professional's opinion

Developer

Microsoft Corporation

Written in

C++ (Triedent, Chankra), JavaScript (Chakra)

Initial Release

16 August 1995, 23 April 1996

Repository

Internet Explorer being a proprietary software, its source code is not publicly hosted.

License

Proprietary

Categories

Web Browser


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