Internet Explorer 11
Before the release of Microsoft Edge in Windows 10, Internet Explorer 11 was the most recent edition of Microsoft's PC browser.
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Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is one of the oldest web browsers. Its first version was released in 1995 for Windows 95, and it has been a part of the American company’s operating systems for the past 20 years, until it was replaced by Microsoft Edge in Windows 10.
Its versions have been consistent through Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8.1, with the most recent stable version being Internet Explorer 11. It has been one of the most widely used in the world, with more than 90% of users around the world using it between 2002 and 2003.
However, due to the growth of other high-performance products such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera, which have managed to snare a significant portion of users, this has decreased.
Internet Explorer’s most recent stable edition:
As previously said, this was the last stable development until Microsoft Edge took over. It is a tool that has been developed over time to be compliant with a wide variety of web sites, but it has never been without criticism, which has been due to a lack of support for open web standards to a poor adaptation to changes made by other browsers. Furthermore, it has always been regarded by Microsoft as a tool for monopolistic policies.
Its key characteristics are as follows:
The Trident navigation engine is a powerful tool for finding your way around.
Present CSS3 and HTML5 specifications are supported.
Compatible with XSLT.
Support for vertical text in syntax other than the W3C recommendation, as well as a range of image effects and script code support.
The usability and graphical environment are also inspired by Windows.
Navigation by tabs.
Pop-up blocker is a programme that prevents pop-up windows from appearing.
Offline access to web pages that the browser has downloaded.
Configuration of community policies is supported.
WebGL support has been added to the redesigned developer tools.
SPDY protocol is supported.
Some features from previous versions have been removed, such as quick windows and quick tabs, as well as the use of big icons that have been replaced by key commands.
Versions for 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems are available.
Vulnerabilities and security concerns
Protection has become one of the most serious issues with Internet Explorer. Different types of malware and adware have exploited flaws in its design, causing the majority of the problems in the ActiveX environment.
Both of these issues were attempted to be resolved in Microsoft Edge, the browser that replaced Internet Explorer in Windows 10. It is not a reworked version; instead, it was designed from the ground up, with its own Edge HTML rendering engine and a new one. New graphic environments, as well as touch screens and mobile devices, were incorporated into the interface.
Which is the superior option? Is it better to use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Firefox?
In some benchmark tests when it was first released, Internet Explorer outperformed its competitors. Through the use of several windows, it was the fastest loading pages as well as the least memory consuming in some studies.
However, the most recent stable version was released in the summer of 2015, and it will no longer be updated as new versions are released. As a result, though it can access most web sites, it is gradually becoming obsolete in comparison to other browsers, such as these two, Opera, Safari, or Microsoft’s own Edge.
Additional knowledge and requirements:
Windows 7 SP1 or later is needed.
To finish the installation, you’ll need an Internet connection.