Internet Explorer 2.0

Internet Explorer 2.0
Version of Internet Explorer
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Compatible withWindows 3.1x
Windows NT 3.1
Windows NT 3.5x
Windows 95
Windows NT 4.0
Mac OS 7
Mac OS 8
Mac OS 9
Release date1995-11-27
Support end
Internet Explorer 1 (Windows 95)
Internet Explorer 1.5 (Windows 3.1/NT 3.x)
Replaced by
Internet Explorer 3 (Windows 95/NT 4.0/Mac OS)
Internet Explorer 2.1 (Windows 3.1x/NT 3.51)

Internet Explorer 2.0 is the second version of Internet Explorer released in late 1995 for Windows 95 and Windows NT, and in late April 1996 for Mac OS 7 and Windows 3.1x that introduced support for new features such as SSL (Secure Socket Layer), HTTP Cookies, VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language), and JavaScript. An integrated e-Mail and news client also surfaced. Through OLE drag-and-drop was supported in IE, a PPP network stack was included for operating systems which did not contain such functionality. Also, a bookmark import utility was introduced to migrate users' bookmarks from Netscape.

This version comes pre-installed with Windows NT 4.0 and the OSR1 release of Windows 95 (and OSR2.x if the hardware is not compatible with the included future releases of Internet Explorer), but is also available for versions of Windows 95 without or with an earlier version of Internet Explorer. A 16-bit version was available for Windows 3.1x, Windows NT 3.1 and Windows NT 3.5x. It does not require Win32s to be installed for Windows 3.1x, unlike its predecessor (version 1.5).

Internet Explorer 2 is the last version to support Windows NT 3.1; the succeeding versions required Windows NT 3.5 or newer.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

Windows 16-bit version[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Windows 32-bit version[edit | edit source]

Beta 1[edit | edit source]

Beta 2[edit | edit source]

Beta 3[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Macintosh[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Version 2.0 (Windows)[edit | edit source]

Version 2.01 (Mac)[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]