Browser Wars 2006!

Internet Explorer, 1995-2022

These articles are stupid. The only great IE was IE4, and that only lasted until Firefox (then Phoenix) released.

I actually switched off IE4 pretty quickly to an IE shell with tabs, but it was IE behind the scenes. I can’t remember the name of this shell. It was like Maxthon, but earlier-on.

Edit: Ahh found it-- NetCaptor - Wikipedia.

Netscape Navigator had the decency to die with dignity. Cooler loading logo too.

Safari’s done a great job picking up the mantle. Ignoring widely accepted standards, making baffling implementation decisions – they’ve been the new Internet Explorer for years

I had a friend who worked on the IE team and wanted to make it great in the mid-oughts. He was miserable. :)