Internet Explorer

The free Internet Explorer browser is already installed by default on Windows operating systems in all versions except 10. This browser is developed by Microsoft and allows you to use the Internet right after installing the browser on a personal computer.
The latest, 11 version of the browser Internet Explorer, can be downloaded for free on the official Microsoft website. It would seem that if this browser is already installed by default, who might need to download this browser on the Internet? Windows 10 is installed without the Internet Explorer browser, instead of it the latest version of Windows has a new browser Edge, which does not support ActiveX technology and looks somewhat different.

Internet Explorer system requirements

System requirements are the system parameters for stable and correct operation of the software recommended by the developer. This include both the necessary hardware configuration (CPU, RAM, Memory) and the requirements for the operating system installed on the computer. If you are not sure whether your computer meets the requirements of the program, it’s easiest to download the file and try to run it. Usually developers try to make programs that runs on most computers.

Operation System Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Developer microsoft.com
Hard disk space 70 MB
RAM 512 MB
CPU 233 MHz or higher
Language English
License Free

How to download Internet Explorer?

Download the latest version of Internet Explorer is recommended only from the official site. Programs not downloaded from official sites do not guarantee stable operation and availability of updates. The manufacturer is responsible for the security of the program downloaded from the official site only.

Interface Internet Explorer

This is how Internet Explorer looks like.

Description of Internet Explorer

In the corporate segment, there are enough applications that use ActiveX technology, and they can not work on the Edge browser. Redoing software components is much more difficult and expensive than installing a different browser. It turns out, refusing to continue to support the outdated framework, Microsoft tied the employees of enterprises to the browser Internet Explorer. There is a joke that the Internet Explorer browser is only used once to download another browser and remove IE. Why users do not like Internet Explorer, will be discussed below. After the Explorer has been removed, it may be needed to work with some application. Then users are forced to download a full-fledged version of the Internet Explorer. Another reason why someone might need to download Internet Explorer for Windows might be the fact that an older version of the browser was installed by default. Over the years, the Internet Explorer browser has been very uncomfortable. It did not support not only the new web technologies, but also CSS3, which by then was the standard. Users of the Internet Explorer saw clumsy and ugly web pages. Website developers cursed IE because of the complexity of developing for this browser. But that was before the appearance of Internet Explorer version 10. Starting with the tenth version, the browser from Microsoft began to support modern technology and became noticeably faster. And the latest version of Internet Explorer works even faster and more stable and is really a modern browser. To the indisputable merits of the free Internet Explorer browser, you need to include its security. There is no such number of modules to combat unwanted software in any browser. This is not strange, since IE is the most susceptible to hacker attacks. The browser contains several levels of security settings, with certain knowledge, you can configure it for your own needs. But for greater security, Microsoft Windows recommends leaving the default settings. There is built-in parental control in Internet Explorer. It's funny that it is used not only to restrict access to the Internet for children, but also used by older children, so that parents who do not have computer experience do not "press wrong". Despite the optimization, the latest version of Internet Explorer can not boast of high performance in comparison with the browsers of competitors. The latest version of Internet Explorer is quite good compared to earlier IE and is suitable for unsophisticated users, for whom speed and flexibility are not critical.

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