A visual history of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer

IE History

The rise and demise of Internet Explorer, the once-dominant web browser. Microsoft confirmed this week that it will be killing the Internet Explorer brand in favor of a new web browser in Windows 10.

The IE replacement is currently referred to as “Project Spartan,” though it will likely get a different name before it launches.

Although Internet Explorer has been either mocked or ignored by most in the tech world over the past few years, it also played a pivotal role in the early days of the web, and due to Windows’ massive market share, remains in use on a global scale.

Here is a look back at the rise and demise of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

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