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How Microsoft Internet Explorer Almost Became The Default Web Browser

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 2 months ago '12        #21
daman729 
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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 '10        #20
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Shhon 
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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 '04        #19
Snipper 
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 2 months ago '09        #18
Zaosyn 
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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 '05        #17
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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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 2 months ago '06        #16
~ 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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 2 months ago '09        #15
Zaosyn 
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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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 2 months ago '05        #14
Danger Zone 
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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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 2 months ago '14        #13
Epitome 
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Netscape was definitely trash
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 2 months ago '05        #12
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I feel like I woulda still ended up with Firefox honestly.
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 2 months ago '06        #11
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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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 2 months ago '10        #10
bunun 
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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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 2 months ago '10        #9
Shhon  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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 2 months ago '14        #8
Epitome 
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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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 2 months ago '06        #7
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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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