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How Microsoft Internet Explorer Almost Became The Default Web Browser
 

 

CNBC
Published on Sep 6, 2019

In 1995, Microsoft CEO Bill Gates published a memo entitled "The Internet Tidal Wave." Gates outlined seven areas where Microsoft could increase its focus on internet features, including a web browser. The next year Microsoft launched its Internet Explorer web browser. Microsoft faced an antitrust lawsuit by the Department of Justice in 1998 during the height of the Browser Wars. Its Internet Explorer was quickly becoming the go-to web browser for the masses, but the U.S. government argued it stifled competition.
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 2 months ago '12        #2
daman729  27 heat pts27
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IE used to be solid. I honestly think Microsoft just stopped caring to make improvements and crossover because the competition was becoming overwhelming. They already had their hands in other projects anyway. Firefox took the browser throne imo. Chrome is overrated and underwhelming. Opera is ok.
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 2 months ago '05        #3
Flatbush85  65 heat pts65
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I feel like I woulda still ended up with Firefox honestly.
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 2 months ago '09        #4
Zaosyn  270 heat pts270
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I do web development and my company still makes sites that support IE11.. it's a pain in the a*s to work with sometimes because it doesn't allow for a lot of the special effects that you can do on a modern web browser like Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari.
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 2 months ago '04        #5
Snipper  14 heat pts14
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 1 month ago '10        #6
bunun  5 heat pts5
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ummm, i got my first computer in 1998, netscape was free, also it wasnt incredibly difficult to install

it was difficult, or impossible to uninstall internet explorer, because it literally was built into windows explorer by the 3rd update to windows 95 if i remember correctly, and definitely built into windows 98


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 1 month ago '15        #7
Rompetoto  12 heat pts12
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Team Netscape Navigator

 1 month ago '14        #8
Epitome  110 heat pts110
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Netscape was definitely trash
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 1 month ago '06        #9
Cezaroh  1 heat pts1
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my chrome doesn't work right so i use firefox

 1 month ago '06        #10
~ KiLLa KaZi ~ 
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I couldn't stand that sh*t when I was on dial up slangin' dem AOL cds .. started using Opera and it made me feel like I was doing something .. wasn't doing sh*t tho

These kids need a *56k dial up only* week for one week out of the year just to stay humble youngins would go fu*kin crazy
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 1 month ago '05        #11
PhrozenMenace  1 heat pts1
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 ~ k*lla KaZi ~ said
I couldn't stand that sh*t when I was on dial-up slangin' dem AOL cds .. started using Opera and it made me feel like I was doing something .. wasn't doing sh*t tho

These kids need a *56k dial-up only* week for one week out of the year just to stay humble youngins would go fu*kin crazy
would be some suicides...imagine they switched their cell services to dial-up, for 2 months. home internet having dial-up also
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 1 month ago '05        #12
Danger Zone  60 heat pts60
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We still use IE at work. It's pretty much the "ol reliable". Mostly everyone is familiar with it.
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 1 month ago '09        #13
Zaosyn  270 heat pts270
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 ~ k*lla KaZi ~ said
I couldn't stand that sh*t when I was on dial up slangin' dem AOL cds .. started using Opera and it made me feel like I was doing something .. wasn't doing sh*t tho

These kids need a *56k dial up only* week for one week out of the year just to stay humble youngins would go fu*kin crazy
I remember dial up I would be in the middle of playing a game or downloading something and my mom would need to use the phone so I would have to disconnect so she could use it

If I ever had to use dial up again I wouldn't even be on the internet unless it was for an emergency. I'd rather keep a fu*king phonebook in my backpack
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 4 weeks ago '10        #14
Shhon  1417 heat pts1417 OP
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FireFox offers a VPN now, I posted a whole threatwire thread about it but idk how different that will be just from googles incognito mode
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 4 weeks ago '05        #15
Tonero  8 heat pts8
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but it was for the longest time

 4 weeks ago '05        #16
bqstudios  10 heat pts10
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I used to use firefox, but switched to chrome once i realized that when using chrome on someone elses computer , if u sign in, not only can you access all of your bookmarks, but all your tabs and customization is all there , like your at home. maybe im out the loop and firefox can do ths, i just like the google chrome eco system, i m always using my gmail and signed in anyway,

 4 weeks ago '06        #17
realgunta  1048 heat pts1048
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i know people complain about Chrome and its RAM hogging issues, but to me Chrome is hands down the best browser

i just made sure that my computer has a lot of RAM. Problem solved
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 4 weeks ago '09        #18
messy marv stan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 PhrozenMenace said
would be some suicides...imagine they switched their cell services to dial-up, for 2 months. home internet having dial-up also




56k dial up sound is the goat

 4 weeks ago '14        #19
Epitome  110 heat pts110
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 realgunta said
i know people complain about Chrome and its RAM hogging issues, but to me Chrome is hands down the best browser

i just made sure that my computer has a lot of RAM. Problem solved
Chrome my daily, if I was to use a 2nd browser I'd use Microsoft Edge it's speedy and doesn't hog ram either, i just use chrome because i'm an Android user & it just fits well with my Google account


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 4 weeks ago '06        #20
realgunta  1048 heat pts1048
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 Epitome said
Chrome my daily, if I was to use a 2nd browser I'd use Microsoft Edge it's speedy as dont hog ram either, i just use chrome because i'm an Android user & it just fits well with my Google account
^^^ same
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 3 weeks ago '17        #21
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 daman729 said
IE used to be solid. I honestly think Microsoft just stopped caring to make improvements and crossover because the competition was becoming overwhelming. They already had their hands in other projects anyway. Firefox took the browser throne imo. Chrome is overrated and underwhelming. Opera is ok.
I mostly use chrome because of the integration it has with my phone



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