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Let’s rewind the clock to the year 2001. The first browser wars were coming to a close, and Microsoft sealed its overwhelming victory with IE6’s release. A few months later the software giant released Windows XP, the longest-supported operating system in Microsoft’s history, with IE6 as its default browser.
At first, Microsoft enjoyed its 85 percent market share, but as the years passed, growing pressure from Mozilla’s Firefox spurred Microsoft to resume development on IE. In 2006, Microsoft released IE7. This new version included many bug fixes, as ...