Build list legend
|Version of Internet Explorer|
|Compatible with||Windows 3.1x|
Windows NT 3.51
Windows NT 4.0 SP3 or later
Mac OS 7.6.1
Mac OS 8
Mac OS 9
Mac OS X
Internet Explorer 5 is the fifth version of Internet Explorer that was released in 1999 and (along with the Windows Desktop Update) is shipped with Windows 98 Second Edition and Windows 2000. It was also available for Windows 3.1x, Windows NT 3.51, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 95 and Windows 98. Users of Windows NT 3.51 can install and use version 5.00.0913.2206. It is the last 16-bit version of Internet Explorer designed for Windows 3.1x and Windows NT 3.51; the succeeding versions required Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 or newer.
A version of IE 5 was ported to Solaris and HP-UX through the use of MainWin's xDe environment and uses the Trident engine. IE for Mac OS uses a different engine called Tasman which is also used in Office for Mac, Entourage, and MSN for Mac OS X. It was the default browser until Mac OS X Jaguar and included as an optional component until Mac OS X Tiger.
Windows 2000 includes Internet Explorer 5.01. However, it still identifies itself as 5.00. The difference with 5.00 is the image used in the About box and the removal of Microsoft Wallet.
Internet Explorer 5.0 running on Windows 98