Internet Explorer 2.0

On November 22, 1995, Microsoft launched Internet Explorer 2.0. The browser was initially designed for Windows 95 and Windows NT.

In April 1996, Windows 3.1 and Apple Macintosh platforms were also released. Internet Explorer 2.0 thus became the first in a series of browsers created by Microsoft, which was also available for the competing Apple platform. The user interface for Windows 95 was translated into 24 languages, giving Microsoft an undeniable advantage in the upcoming browser war.

Internet Explorer 2.0 included many new features such as Secure Socket Layer (SSL)JavaScript supportHTTP cookies, VRML, NNTP newsgroups, integrated email and news client, support of HTML tables, frames, marquee, and other HTML elements.

Internet Explorer 2.0

Empty Page




Open Internet Address

Antonio Banderas homepage in 1995

SLAC website in 1995

Release Date

  • November 22, 1995

System Requirements


  • Windows 3.1
  • Windows 95
  • Windows NT


  • System 7.0
  • Mac OS 8


  • Free download from Microsoft website or $19.95 for an Internet Starter Kit for Windows 95 (included Internet Explorer 2.0)