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A browser which people who don't know better, or are too stubborn to realise that the Internet Explorer rendering engine 'Trident' renders +80% of sites incorrectly due to very poor standards compliance, and are scared to admit defeat, or believe Microsoft is actually good at producing closed source applications, which no-one can see the source to.

Comes as part of Microsoft's flagship opersting system Windows and by default is extremely unsecure, and will allow any unsusuecting user to download dialers and many other system integrity threatening applications.

IE is the reason why I can charge companies more for developing websites so they work with IE as well as with FireFox, Opera, Mozilla, Konqueror and even the text based 'lynx' browser.

During benchmark testing, Internet Explorer takes longer to start on an AMD processor running at 1400Mhz, than popular open-source alternative FireFox, which has been optimized for use on systems running an AMD processor.
"I'm sorry, but Internet Explorer support will cost at least 50 pound extra, since I have to format all my code specially for it."

"Internet Explorer is bad because it uses a lot of proprietary HTML tags that only work in Internet Explorer in an attempt to make sites developed for Internet Explorer, not work with any other browser."

"Damn Internet Explorer and it's damned WMF exploit!"

"Internet Explorer is closed source, and developers cannot audit the code themselves to check for 'features' Microsoft have put in so they can gain users personal information. The 'WMF Exploit' was one of these 'features' that Microsoft put in to allow someone to execute code remotely on a victims PC."

"People who use Internet Explorer are most commonly people who don't know better"

"While all security issues found with FireFox have been fixed by any member or developer of the open-source community, Internet Explorer users must wait for a vulnerability to be classed as 'Critical' before Microsoft will actually do anything about it."
by An experienced developer June 28, 2006
 
1.
A simple Windows XP tool which allows the user to browse to Mozilla.com and download Firefox, a web browser.
As soon as I installed XP I opened Internet Explorer and grabbed the latest version of Firefox.
by supaDISC February 20, 2005
 
2.
One of the most amazing tools for downloading Firefox
I used Internet Explorer to download Firefox. One of the only uses of this crappy browser.
by SAlpsu December 16, 2004
 
3.
Microsoft's pre-installed, default internet browser for Windows. Has to be the worst browser on earth, because its only features are free viruses, automatic spyware downloads, and awesome security holes.

The best part about Internet Explorer is that it forced companies, such as Mozilla and Opera, to make their own browsers, which completely and utterly blow Internet Explorer out of the water.

Download Opera/Mozilla plz.
"Internet Explorer installed spyware on my machine again :\."
by ckybam May 06, 2004
 
4.
1) The greatest browser in the world. No other browser can download Mozilla FireFox like Internet Explorer.
1) As soon as I turned on my brand new Alienware PC, I fired up Internet Explorer so I could download Mozilla FireFox.
by Teh Food March 20, 2005
 
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The crappiest browser on earth. Comes complete with security holes, shitty standards support, and no features. A favorite of ignorant internet users everywhere.

Get Mozilla.
Internet Explorer is a steaming mound of poo.
by Ryan January 29, 2004
 
6.
A browser that while popular, has many security holes. It also has poor support of today's standards, and has a dangerous feature called ActiveX that can be used to install programs harmful to computers.
Still using Internet Explorer? I suggest switching to a Mozilla-based browser, Opera, or another alternate browser.
by GastonRabbit July 11, 2004
 
7.
Microsoft's attempt to dominate the Internet by integrating this poor excuse of a browser with every Windows OS, although this was deemed illegal, they made some bullshit up about it being a core part of Windows. So in the end, they integrated this POS into Windows.

IE is buggy, has many security holes, is slow, supports ActiveX so websites can install their XXX dialers on our systems, and finally, it's not standards compliant, so 80%+ web pages have sloppy HTML which doesn't work with standards compliant browsers, only IE. How convenient.
Internet Explorer is the most COMMON browser, but NOT the most popular.
by generic October 16, 2004