Video: from Internet Explorer 1.0 to Internet Explorer 9

By on March 17, 2011, 1:23 PM
Maybe it was the fact that his video about upgrading from Windows 1.0 to Windows 7 became really popular or maybe he became a bit nostalgic when he saw that Internet Explorer was still around when Microsoft announced the release of IE9 earlier this week. In either case, YouTube user Andrew Tait is back and this time he's installed all the major versions of IE: from 1.0 to 9.0.

"In this video, I install every version of IE to compare them and to test various websites on them," the creator writes. "Since IE9 came out, I thought it would be a good idea to install every version and compare them. I also ran the Acid Tests on each version."

While it's not as in-depth as his first one, the 9-minute video goes into the history of the browser, tests a few websites that still work on the older versions, and shows what has changed over the years. Even if you hate IE, it's worth taking a look at.

I personally can't remember anything prior to IE 5.5, though I'm sure I used it extensively on Windows 95. This makes me wonder: what versions of IE do you remember using?





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freedomthinker said:

I remember using IE 5.5 and the 6 but i didn't know the difference really . Still i once again say that Microsoft finally released a decent browser worth using !

w3b0n said:

My first computer used to be a 286 with MS Dos 5.x ive got the 6.22 MS Dos version and windows 3.0 & 3.1 on a garage sale ... omg those days !!

63Jax said:

some people are trashing IE for no reason, just because they use other browsers and they think only their shit is the best, exactly like other things, only what i use is the best...bla,bla. i personally use FF and i also used IE and i never got any kind of problems, no viruses, is fast, starts fast, it properly loads almost all sites. and now with ie9 they they really made a very, very good browser.

Lokalaskurar Lokalaskurar said:

The very first browser I used was Internet Explorer 3 (on a 56 kbit/s modem), but at that time I had absolutely no clue at all regarding the possibilities of the World Wide Web. I only used it for looking at pretty pictures of Darth Vader o.O

madboyv1, TechSpot Paladin, said:

63jax said:

some people are trashing IE for no reason, just because they use other browsers and they think only their shit is the best, exactly like other things, only what i use is the best...bla,bla. i personally use FF and i also used IE and i never got any kind of problems, no viruses, is fast, starts fast, it properly loads almost all sites. and now with ie9 they they really made a very, very good browser.

+1

Guest said:

Did anyone catch timecube.com and "horse porn" in the video?

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I caught the "Horse Porn" bit, that made me lol

Man IE9 is good! 95/100 on the Acid! test! damn microsoft has been hard at work

Guest said:

I've literally got the tee shirt for downloading IE3 on its release date. Good lord I am getting old.

Guest said:

Caught them

bonniesmith bonniesmith said:

It should be noted that until about 02-03 that high-speed internet wasn't really a standard, so there was no need for flashy features as they'd take a lifetime to load on 56k

fpsgamerJR62 said:

PC users running Windows 7 today have it really good with IE 9 and really fast broadband connections. Back in 98 or 99, I remember running Windows 95 with a 56K modem and IE then was like really slow and buggy. I eventually ended up using Netscape Navigator which was part of the software kit from my ISP. Yeah, bad old days of the Net

Guest said:

WIndows 95 username:

"shitballs".

Awesome.

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