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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Gallery: Internet Explorers 1 Through 9

By Alexis Madrigal

Internet Explorer 1, 1995

Internet Explorer 1, 1995
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Internet Explorer 1, 1995 Internet Explorer 2, 1995Internet Explorer 3, 1996Internet Explorer 4, 1997Internet Explorer 5, 1999Internet Explorer 6, 2001Internet Explorer 7, 2006Internet Explorer 8, 2009Internet Explorer, 2011

Note that the backgrounds of all web pages were this wonderful gray.

When Internet Explorer 1 came out in 1995, Mark Zuckerberg was 11 years old, and Microsoft dominated the software world. Earlier this week, just 16 years later, the company released Internet Explorer 9, its most ambitious design revamp in a long time. In-between, the web came of age, bubbled and burst. Google was birthed. Facebook, Twitter and social media exploded. Broadband became ubiquitous among the wealthier classes. A lot has changed on and around the web.

So, go back in time with us, and take a look at the evolution of Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

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