Here is the official description for Internet Explorer: Edit By Brothersoft: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 introduces powerful new features while retaining the superior performance and stability of Internet Explorer 5.
The new Internet Explorer 5.5 features include: An Enhanced HTML and components HTC model that uses element behaviors and Viewlink.
Being included in Windows since Windows 95 and beyond, it quickly overtook Netscape in the first Browser War and retained ~95% of market share until the early 2000's when popular alternative browsers such as Mozilla Firefox came to market sparking the 2nd browser war. Comments on any Win World articles are welcome over on Win Boards, Win World's discussion forum.
A version of IE 5 was ported to Solaris and HP-UX through through the use of Main Win's x De environment and uses the Trident engine.In September it was released with Windows 98 Second Edition.Internet Explorer 5.0 is Microsoft’s proprietary freeware solution to browsing internet web pages in Windows, Mac and UNIX systems.Microsoft has discontinued support for Internet Explorer ending with Internet Explorer 11 and cannot be upgraded past version 11.Internet Explorer 11 is only available for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and is included in Windows 10 even though the Microsoft Edge browser is the default browser in Windows 10.
IE for Mac OS uses a different engine called Tasman which is also used in Office:mac, Entourage, and MSN for Mac OS X.