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IE Turns 15

Microsoft may only be working on version 9 of Internet Explorer, but did you know the Redmond browser just turned 15? It may be legal to surf, but it isn't quite ready to drive.

Our online newshound Kurt Mackie walked all the way through IE's history, from when Microsoft bought the guts of the browser from Spyglass to the controversial bundling of IE into Windows 95 -- an integration so tight that it took a rocket scientist to disengage.

Along the way, Netscape largely died and Firefox emerged as a major force.

Where do you see the browser wars heading? Have the last 15 years been kind to IE? Answers to each welcome at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/18/2010 at 1:18 PM


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