Internet Explorer 2

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Microsoft Internet Explorer 2 (Internet Explorer 2.0) was a graphical web browser released in November 1995 by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows(3.1/NT/95) and in April 1996 for Apple Macintosh. Version 2.0 featured support for SSL, cookies, VRML, and Internet newsgroups.

Version 2.0 was also released for the Macintosh and Windows 3.1 in April 1996. Version 2 was also included in Microsoft's Internet Starter Kit for Windows 95 in early 1996, which retailed for 19.99 USD and included how-to book and 30 days of internet accesses on MSN among other features. In addition to being sold in the starter kit, Internet Explorer 2 was the first be included in OSR versions of Windows, was bundled with Windows 95 OSR 1. There were 16-bit and 32-bit versions depending on the OS. Version 2.1 came out for Macintosh in August 1996, the same month 2 was superseded by Microsoft Internet Explorer 3 for Windows, which was heavily changed from 1 and 2. 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. The 2.0i version supported double-byte character-set. Version 2 lacked many features that became common in later IE versions, including the Blue 'e' logo, shell integration, bundled programs, difficult uninstall, and having significant market share. During its tenure, IE market share only went up to about roughly 3-9% by mid 1996, before IE3 came out.

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