Internet Explorer 1.0


On August 16, 1995, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 1.0. The program was part of the Internet Jumpstart Kit in the Microsoft Plus! bonus pack for Windows 95.

In the original version of Windows 95, a web browser was not available, as Microsoft underestimated the potential of the rapidly developing Internet. The source code for Internet Explorer 1.0 was based on the older Spyglass Mosaic browser for which Microsoft purchased license rights. Internet Explorer 1.0 occupied only 1 MB of disk space and its features were considerably limited compared to other browsers at the time.

Internet Explorer 1.0
Internet Explorer 1.0
Internet Explorer 1.0 – Empty Page
Empty page
Internet Explorer 1.0 – Favorites
Favorites
Internet Explorer 1.0 – Options
Options
Internet Explorer 1.0 – Open Internet Address
Open Internet Address
Internet Explorer 1.0 – Page Setup
Page Setup
Internet Explorer 1.0 – The White House website in 1995
The White House website in 1995
Internet Explorer 1.0 – BBC website in 1995
BBC website in 1995

Release Date

  • August 16, 1995

System Requirements

Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Internet Jumpstart Kit in Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95
  • 80386 processor or faster recommended
  • 8 MB of RAM

Price

  • $49.99 in 1995 for a bonus package Microsoft Plus! with Internet Jumpstart Kit (included Internet Explorer 1.0)

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