(IE, MSIE) Microsoft’s free World-Wide Web browser for Microsoft Windows, Windows 95, Windows NT, 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 extensions.
Microsoft combined later versions of IE with their file system 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.
- Internet express
An Internet provider in Colorado Springs, USA. Formerly called the Community News Service. They provide SLIP accounts at no extra charge. (1994-12-08)
- Internet foundation classes
language, library, programming, standard (IFC) A library of classes used in the creation of Java applets with GUIs. Created by Netscape, the Internet Foundation Classes provide GUI elements, as well as classes for Applications Services, Security, Messaging, and Distributed Objects. The IFC code, which is exclusively Java, is layered on top of the Java Abstract […]
- Internet go server
games, networking (IGS) A place for Go players to meet and play via the Internet. IGS Home (http://pandanet.co.jp/English/). (1995-03-17)
- Internet group management protocol
protocol (IGMP) An extension to the Internet Protocol, used by IP hosts to report their host group memberships to immediately-neighbouring multicast routers. See also MBONE. Version 1 of IGMP is defined in Appendix 1 of RFC 1112. Version 2 is proposed in RFC 2236. (1999-11-08)