IE Turns 18

IE Turns 18


The team over at Microsoft celebrated the 18th birthday of Internet Explorer this past weekend (16th August to be exact). Launched as part of the Windows 95 suite, IE has seen many, many ups and (mostly) downs since then. IE has seen reduced usage and market share across the world, while it is still the leading browser in Southern Africa (including South Africa), China and Greenland. IE 3 significantly changed the landscape for browsers as its increased market share signalled the downfall of major players at the time such as Netscape. IE 6, however, remains one of the most hated Web browsers of all time. Here’s an interesting and humorous graph on IE in relation to murder rates in the US:


And a trip down memory lane for good measure:

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