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Internet Explorer
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World-Wide Web (IE, MSIE) Microsoft's free World-WideWeb browser for Microsoft Windows, Windows 95, WindowsNT, and Macintosh. Internet Explorer is the main rival to
Netscape Navigator (which runs on many more platforms).
Both support the same core features and offer incompatible
Microsoft combined later versions of IE with their filesystem browser, "Explorer" and bundled it with Windows 95
in an attempt to use their dominance of the desktop
operating system market to force users to abandon Netscape's
browser, which they perceived as a potential threat. This,
and other dubious business moves, became the subject of a US
Department of Justice antitrust trial in late 1998/early 1999.