The complete timeline of Internet Explorer

With just under 2 weeks to go until the launch of Internet Explorer 9 it might be a good time to look at how IE has evolved over the years.

August 1995: Internet Explorer v1.0 – Came with Microsoft Plus! For Windows 95

November 1995: Internet Explorer v2.0 – Supported 12 different languages

August 1996: Internet Explorer v3.0 – First to have the blue ‘e’ logo. 100 people in the IE team

October 1997: Internet Explorer v4.0 – Included Outlook Express for the first time

March 1999: Internet Explorer v5.0 – 1,000 people now working on IE

August 2001: Internet Explorer v6.0 – Support for RSS feeds

October 2006: Internet Explorerer v7.0 – Integrated tabbed browsing for the first time

March 2009: Internet Explorer 8 – Added Accelerators, webslices and Smartscreen

15th September 2010: Internet Explorer 9 Beta – Will reveal the beautiful web in HTML5

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