A Web browser that made its debut in 1995 as Microsoft’s response to Netscape, one of the first graphical-based Web browsers and, at the time, the dominant browser in use with control of over 90 percent of the market.
Initially called Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE), Internet Explorer (IE) has long held the title of most popular browser in use, despite strong competition from the likes of Mozilla Firefox, Apple’s Safari, Opera and Google Chrome.
IE10 will also be the default Web browser for smartphones and other mobile devices powered by the Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system.
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- Internet Key Exchange
The Internet Key Exchange (IKE) protocol is a key management protocol standard that is used in conjunction with the IPSec standard. IKE enhances IPSec by providing additional features, flexibility, and ease of configuration for the IPSec standard. IPSec can however, be configured without IKE. Benefits provided by IKE include: Eliminates the need to manually specify […]
- Internet Society
A non-governmental, non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the Internet. Through its committees, such as the Internet Advisory Board and the Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet Society is responsible for developing and approving new Internet standards and protocols.
- Internet desktop
A managed software service optimized for Internet connectivity. It allows users to access their files and desktop applications through the Internet. Internet desktop is a term often used to describe the trend of moving applications and software from the computer desktop to Web sites that users access online with their browser. Also called online desktop […]
- Internet Address
An Internet address uniquely identifies a node on the Internet. Internet address may also refer to the name or IP of a Web site (URL). The term Internet address can also represent someone’s e-mail address.
- Internet game
Internet games are those that require a connection to the Internet to play, and is a type of PC game. Computer games with multiplayer capabilities can be referred to as Internet games, as are online only games which you play in your browser.