Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Aug 2010 14:11 UTC
Internet Explorer With the release of Internet Explorer's first beta upon is, it's a good time to look back upon the history of Microsoft's web browser. As it turns out, Internet Explorer turns 15 today, with the first version released August 16, 1995. Pretty turbulent history, there.
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Some corrections, if I may:
by Laurence on Mon 16th Aug 2010 14:32 UTC
Laurence
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2007-03-26

In the meantime, Netscape blessed the web with things like the blink and marquee tags. Remember that around this time, Microsoft released Comic Sans, so let's call it karmatically even.

Marquee was an Internet Explorer invention and nothing to do with Netscape ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marquee_element )

Also, Comic Sans was released for Microsoft's answer to IRC: Microsoft Comic Chat ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Comic_Chat ) In fact, the font 'Comic Sans' is actually the most endearing part of Microsoft's IRC client - which gives you an idea just how woeful Comic chat was.

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v RE: Some corrections, if I may:
by Ranger on Mon 16th Aug 2010 15:57 in reply to "Some corrections, if I may:"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

No encyclopaedia is 100% accurate, however on this occasion wikipedia is correct.

In fact I only included a wikipedia link because people sometimes complain when you don't provide evidence. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. ;)

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