IE - Internet Explorer
IE is the abbreviation for Microsoft's Internet Explorer series of web and desktop browsers. The current release is 6.x (with version 7 in Beta testing), with several patches available. It is often referred to by the acronym MSIE6. Version 5 is the version that was released with Microsoft's OS versions of Windows 98, 2000, and Millenium while 6 was (and is currently) released with all XP versions and the Server 2003 OS. It is a no cost system tool from Microsoft to combat Netscapes's Navigator and others. It is also available in several flavors of security.
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