Internet Explorer is Microsoft's longtime Web browser, which debuted in 1995 as part of Microsoft Windows. Later, you could download Internet Explorer as a standalone Web browser for Windows, Mac, Linux,more
Internet Explorer is Microsoft's longtime Web browser, which debuted in 1995 as part of Microsoft Windows. Later, you could download Internet Explorer as a standalone Web browser for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Xbox 360. But in 2015 Microsoft announced that Internet Explorer 11 would be the final version and that Microsoft Edge is now the default browser for Windows 10.
In Windows 10, Internet Explorer 11 is no longer the default browser. It's present in the background, because many applications still use parts of it. And you can still run Internet Explorer if you prefer.
Microsoft has pegged Edge as the future of Windows Web browsing, so it's worth your while to give it a try. A few of its key features, which you won't find in IE: Touch-friendly UI: Internet Explorer's user interface was optimized for mouse and keyboard, but Edge's address bar and top buttons have been fattened up for touch navigation. Each tab has a large X for closing the tab, and the Refresh button has been moved out of the address bar and put next to the Back and Forward buttons. Write on the Web: Click the Make a Web Note button and you can use your mouse or finger like a pen, drawing notes on any webpage. Browser add-ons: With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Edge has begun to get browser extensions, including AdBlock Plus and LastPass. You can read more about about Microsoft Edge.
Internet Explorer 11 is the latest version of Microsoft's default browser. It provides all standard features that you'd want in a Web browser, while giving excellent integration with other Microsoft programs; but you won't find the same customization options here as you'd see in other Web browsers.