Internet Explorer 6

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Internet Explorer 6
CPU architecture x86, x64
Release date 27th August 2001
Released for Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
Support end
Other versions
Internet Explorer 5
Internet Explorer 7

Internet Explorer 6.0 is a web browser developed by Microsoft. It came installed with Windows XP and Server 2003 and was also availible for Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Millennium Edition and 98. Retail version was released on 27th August 2001. On 9th September 2002, version 6.0 SP1 showed up. SP2 for version 6.0 was later released on 25th August 2004.


Due to the fact that Internet Explorer 6 has very poor support for Web Standards, and has been shipped with Windows XP, which is still the second most most widely used operating system (as of May 2014). So far, Web Developers have often criticized Microsoft and the Internet Explorer Development Team for making such a terrible web browser.


Internet Explorer 6 was planned to be released along with Windows Neptune, but was released with Windows XP, as the program was scrapped. Attempting to install IE 6 on Neptune will cause corruption of several Windows components, including the new login screen. The latest IE version that can be safely installed on Neptune is Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2.


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