A report on Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 11 running on Windows 10
Internet Explorer 11 running on Windows 10
Internet Explorer 1
Logo for Internet Explorer 2
Logo for Internet Explorer 5
Page zoom as seen in IE9. The lowest allowed manual zoom level is 10%, and the highest 1000%.
The architecture of IE8. Previous versions had a similar architecture, except that both tabs and the UI were within the same process. Consequently, each browser window could have only one "tab process".
Internet Explorer compared to Firefox on the Acid3 HTML rendering test
Usage share of web browsers according to StatCounter
Historical market share of Internet Explorer

The series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft which was used in the Windows line of operating systems (in Windows 11, it is replaced by the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge).

- Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer 11 running on Windows 10

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Firefox 100 on Windows 11

Firefox

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Extensible free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation.

Extensible free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation.

Firefox 100 on Windows 11
Firefox 100 on Windows 11
Screenshot of Phoenix 0.1 on Windows XP
The result of the Acid3 test on Firefox 17
Firefox 57 on macOS High Sierra
Firefox 96 on Arch Linux
Logo used for Iceweasel
Firefox mascot at the FISL16 (2015), Brazil
Usage share of web browsers according to StatCounter.
Logo of "Phoenix" and "Firebird" before being renamed as Firefox
Firefox 0.8–0.10, from February 9, 2004 to November 8, 2004
Firefox 1.0–3.0, from November 9, 2004 to June 29, 2009
Firefox 3.5–22, from
Firefox 23–56, from August 6, 2013 to November 13, 2017<ref>{{cite web|last=Martell|first=Sean|title=(Re)building a simplified Firefox logo|url=http://blog.seanmartell.com/2013/06/27/rebuilding-a-simplified-firefox-logo/|work=Reticulating Splines|access-date=September 5, 2013|date=June 27, 2013|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20130702182008/http://blog.seanmartell.com/2013/06/27/rebuilding-a-simplified-firefox-logo/|archive-date=July 2, 2013|url-status=live}}</ref>
Firefox 57–69, from November 14, 2017 to October 21, 2019
The 2011 Nightly logo, used to represent nightly builds of pre-alpha versions
The 2013 Nightly logo
The 2017 Nightly logo
The 2019 Nightly logo
The 2011 Aurora logo, used to represent an alpha release
The 2013 Aurora logo
The 2015 Developer Edition logo
The 2017 Developer Edition logo
The 2019 Developer Edition logo
Blue globe artwork, distributed with the source code, and is explicitly not protected as a trademark<ref>Mozilla Trademark Policy FAQ {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20130407213521/http://www.mozilla.org/foundation/trademarks/faq.html|date=April 7, 2013 }}: "What are the Mozilla Trademarks and Logos?". Retrieved November 2, 2006</ref>
The logo for the Firefox brand of products and services, as of July 2019. It appears as if the fox was removed, but this is not the logo for the browser itself.

It was released on November 9, 2004, and challenged Internet Explorer's dominance with 60 million downloads within nine months.

Google Chrome running on Windows 11

Google Chrome

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Cross-platform web browser developed by Google.

Cross-platform web browser developed by Google.

Google Chrome running on Windows 11
Google Chrome running on Windows 11
Google Chrome running on Windows 11
An early version of Chromium for Linux, explaining the difference between Chrome and Chromium
The results of the Acid3 test on Google Chrome 4.0
Google Chrome Incognito mode message
Screenshot of a Chrome browser crash
Google Chrome Canary application icon
Google Chrome running on an Android phone
Usage share of web browsers according to StatCounter
Google Chrome running on an Android phone

It also came shortly after the release of Mozilla Firefox 1.0, which was surging in popularity and taking market share from Internet Explorer, which had noted security problems.

Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

Microsoft Edge

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Cross-platform web browser created and developed by Microsoft.

Cross-platform web browser created and developed by Microsoft.

Microsoft Edge on Windows 10
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10
Microsoft Edge on Windows 11
Microsoft Edge logo, used from April 29, 2015 to November 1, 2019
Microsoft Edge on Windows 11
Microsoft Edge running on macOS

The Chromium-based Edge replaced Internet Explorer (IE) in Windows 11, as the default web browser (for compatibility with Google Chrome).

Netscape

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American independent computer services company with headquarters in Mountain View, California and then Dulles, Virginia.

American independent computer services company with headquarters in Mountain View, California and then Dulles, Virginia.

The original green and purple Mozilla mascot, a Godzilla-like lizard which represented the company's goal of producing the browser that would be the "Mosaic killer"
Netscape logo 2005–2007, still used in some portals
Netscape Communicator 4.61 for OS/2 Warp
Netscape Navigator 9.0

Its Netscape web browser was once dominant but lost to Internet Explorer and other competitors in the so-called first browser war, with its market share falling from more than 90 percent in the mid-1990s to less than 1 percent in 2006.

Screenshot of Windows 10 version 21H1, showing the Start menu and Action Center in light theme

Windows 10

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Major release of Microsoft's Windows NT operating system.

Major release of Microsoft's Windows NT operating system.

Screenshot of Windows 10 version 21H1, showing the Start menu and Action Center in light theme
Screenshot of Windows 10 version 21H1, showing the Start menu and Action Center in light theme
The "Task View" display is a new feature to Windows 10, allowing the use of multiple workspaces.
Windows Hello unlock prompt on a Surface Pro 4 while using Enpass (a password manager)
Bash for Ubuntu, running on Windows 10

Critics also praised the improvements to Windows 10's bundled software over Windows 8.1, Xbox Live integration, as well as the functionality and capabilities of the Cortana personal assistant and the replacement of Internet Explorer with Microsoft Edge.

Traditional browser arrangement: UI features above page content

Web browser

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Application software for accessing the World Wide Web or a local website.

Application software for accessing the World Wide Web or a local website.

Traditional browser arrangement: UI features above page content
Nicola Pellow and Tim Berners-Lee in 1992
Marc Andreessen, lead developer of Mosaic and Navigator, in 2007

Microsoft debuted Internet Explorer in 1995, leading to a browser war with Netscape.

A timeline of web browsers

Browser wars

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Competition for dominance in the usage share of web browsers.

Competition for dominance in the usage share of web browsers.

A timeline of web browsers
Usage share as of Q2 2009 by percent of layout engines/web browsers
Market share for several browsers between 1995 and 2010. Firefox was originally named "Phoenix", a name which implied that it would rise like a phoenix after Netscape Navigator was killed off by Microsoft.
Firefox 2.0, shown here, was released in October 2006
Share of usage for top 7 used browsers between 2009 and 2021 according to StatCounter
Usage share of web browsers according to StatCounter
Google Chrome, initially released in 2008, had a rapidly increasing trend in usage share since its creation, dominating the browser wars by 2017.

The "First Browser War," during the late 1990s, pitted Microsoft's Internet Explorer against Netscape's Navigator.

Screenshot showing the new Start menu and centered taskbar

Windows 11

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Latest major release of Microsoft's Windows NT operating system, released in October 2021.

Latest major release of Microsoft's Windows NT operating system, released in October 2021.

Screenshot showing the new Start menu and centered taskbar
Screenshot showing the new Start menu and centered taskbar

Internet Explorer (IE) has been replaced by the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge as the default web browser like its predecessor, Windows 10, and Microsoft Teams is integrated into the Windows shell.

Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10

Internet Explorer 11

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Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10
Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10

Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is the eleventh, final, and now deprecated version of the Internet Explorer web browser.

Microsoft

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American multinational technology corporation which produces computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services headquartered at the Microsoft Redmond campus located in Redmond, Washington, United States.

American multinational technology corporation which produces computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services headquartered at the Microsoft Redmond campus located in Redmond, Washington, United States.

An Altair 8800 computer (left) with the popular Model 33 ASR Teletype as terminal, paper tape reader, and paper tape punch.
Paul Allen and Bill Gates on October 19, 1981, after signing a pivotal contract with IBM
Windows 1.0 was released on November 20, 1985, as the first version of the Microsoft Windows line
In 1996, Microsoft released Windows CE, a version of the operating system meant for personal digital assistants and other tiny computers, shown here on the HP 300LX.
Microsoft released the first installment in the Xbox series of consoles in 2001. The Xbox, graphically powerful compared to its rivals, featured a standard PC's 733 MHz Intel Pentium III processor.
CEO Steve Ballmer at the MIX event in 2008. In an interview about his management style in 2005, he mentioned that his first priority was to get the people he delegates to in order. Ballmer also emphasized the need to continue pursuing new technologies even if initial attempts fail, citing the original attempts with Windows as an example.
Headquarters of the European Commission, which has imposed several fines on Microsoft
Surface Pro 3, part of the Surface series of laplets by Microsoft
The Xbox One console, released in 2013
Satya Nadella succeeded Steve Ballmer as the CEO of Microsoft in February 2014
The Nokia Lumia 1320, the Microsoft Lumia 535 and the Nokia Lumia 530, which all run on one of the now-discontinued Windows Phone operating systems
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin using a Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality headset in September 2016
Five year history graph of nasdaq: MSFT stock on July 17, 2013
Windows 8 Launch Event in Akihabara, Tokyo on October 25, 2012
The west campus of the Microsoft Redmond campus
Microsoft's Toronto flagship store
Toyota Yaris WRC
1975–1980: First Microsoft logo, in 1975
1980–1982: Second Microsoft logo, in 1980
1982–1987: Third Microsoft logo, in 1982
1987–2012: Microsoft "Pac-Man" logo, designed by Scott Baker and used from 1987 to 2012
2012–present: Fifth Microsoft logo, introduced on August 23, 2012<ref>{{Cite web |url=http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2012/08/23/microsoft-unveils-a-new-look.aspx |title=Microsoft Unveils a New Look |work=Microsoft |date=August 2012 |access-date=August 23, 2012 |url-status=dead |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20120825012157/http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2012/08/23/microsoft-unveils-a-new-look.aspx |archive-date=August 25, 2012}}</ref>

Its best-known software products are the Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.