A web browser for use on Windows platforms. There was once a version for Apple Mac users, but this has been discontinued. Receives a bad reputation from open-source proponents because of perceived flaws and errors in its rendering engine; is the target of much abuse from these proponents, whom are often zealous of Mozilla Firefox to the point of fanaticism.
These zealots often seem ignorant of basic computer security, believing that Firefox will prevent viruses and spyware from infecting their computers, when in fact, Firefox is merely a browser and is not a universal panacea. If Internet Explorer is coupled with the freely-available security updates, it becomes as secure and more stable than Firefox.
Although it may lack the bells and whistles of other browsers, as an internet browser, Internet Explorer performs its job adequately.
I used Internet Explorer today to browse UrbanDictionary.com.
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