Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) is a fast graphical web browser mainly developed by Microsoft for Windows based operating systems. It is basically the replacement for Internet Explorer 5, the first version of Internet Explorer. It's the default web browser in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2021 and is capable of replacing other earlier versions of Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer 6 features an interface that is designed to be easy and fast with tabs displaying multiple windows in a single panel.
When Windows Internet Explorer 6 was launched it was received warmly by most net users, however with the Windows XP Service Pack 2 it lost some of its features that made it attractive to some of the competitors including Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome. However, its market share still holds good, and presently it is the most widely used web browsers for desktops. There are a number of new features which have been introduced to take its market share even further. These include the Windows Explorer Add-Ons, Microsoft Office Add-Ons and Microsoft Reader. With Windows XP SP2 the upgrade from Windows ME was also made possible.
If you are currently using Internet Explorer 5 to browse the web, then this article may interest you as it shows you how to downgrade your IE version to the current version with better functionality and speed. To keep your computer functional and efficient, always update your operating system with the latest Microsoft updates. You can now install these updates via Windows Update and make the most of your computer's performance.