Internet Explorer is #4 in Top 11 Web Browsers

Last updated: January 02, 2015
Internet Explorer (formerly Microsoft Internet Explorer and Windows Internet Explorer, commonly abbreviated IE or MSIE) is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. Internet Explorer has been designed to view a broad range of web pages and provide certain features within the operating system, including Microsoft Update.

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#4 in Top 11 Web Browsers


The best alternatives to Internet Explorer are: Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Safari

Latest news about Internet Explorer

2015. Windows 10 will have a new Browser that is not Internet Explorer

According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft is building a lightweight browser, codenamed Spartan. And isn’t Internet Explorer but maintains use of Internet Explorer’s rendering engine. Her post notes that it could be set free inside of the Windows 10 release. If Microsoft wants Windows 10 to function across all platforms and wants developers to be able to develop once and deploy everywhere, then creating a new browsing experience that is built to handle all sorts of inputs — without the baggage of a traditional desktop browsing experience — would be a decent idea. The Windows 10 release date is set for mid-2015, with the consumer edition preview now firmly pegged for January 21.