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November 12, 1998
newest build of IE 5 is 5.00.910.1900 (instead of 5.00.910.1309). This build is in Windows 2000. (Stefan98.com)
November 1, 1998
Download this if you want IE 5
Beta II now!!!!!!!
October 31, 1998
If you really want Beta II of Internet
Explorer 5 give this a try:
OK, for those of you who can't wait until Monday...
1) Run the executable IE5SETUP.EXE
2) Don't answer any prompts at the first screen.
3) Go to your systems's temporary directory (c:\temp typically) and copy the Ixp000.tmp
directory to another directory name (i.e. c:\temp\ie5).
4) Quit the previous installation.
Sidebar: What we've done so far is extract the installation files to a permanent directory
for modification. If you use WinZip 7, this can be accomplished an easier way (just
extract all the files from IE5SETUP.EXE)
5) Open the file iesetup.inf file and search for "http". Go down a couple lines
to find the URL2="http://........ie5sites.dat". Replace with
6) Copy the file IE5SITES.DAT from the URL you used to get the file IE5SETUP.EXE.
7) Change the URL in the first line to
"http://mssjus.www.conxion.com/msdownload/ie5/b2/x86/en" - You can also change
the description of this first site to something else so you can verify if what you've done
so far is correct.
8) Now just run the file ie5wzd.exe from this directory and choose the first site (the one
you modified in step 7).(Source- Windows
Check out our reviews of IE 5 Beta 2 or take a tour of IE
5 Beta 2.
October 30, 1998
IE 5 Beta 2 Setup File
Whats New in IE 5 Beta 2
- The Internet Explorer 5 Browser is much smoother than it previously was.
- Compatibility Mode - Means you can install Internet Explorer 5 - but also have Internet
Explorer 4 Computability, very cool for all web designers.
- You now have a GO button on your taskbar, pretty pointless if you ask us, but there we
go - you can remove it via the Internet Options thankfully.
- IE now saves the settings for windows that you last had opened...I.E. if you open up
Full Screen Mode, then close the browse, the next time you open Internet Explorer 5, it
will be in Full Screen.
- The long-awaited Vector Graphics (VML) support has been added. Vector Graphics are
extremely small to download - as you'll know if you have used Flash animations.
- FormAutocomplete - Wonderful, this really speeds up working with forms.
- Internet Explorer 5 Options have now moved to TOOLS | INTERNET OPTIONS.
- Outlook Express 5 - Outlook Bar has been put back.
- The Trident engine for Outlook is much improved over previous versions.
October 29, 1998
Explorer 5 Beta 2(Public)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 26, 1998
A source from Microsoft(yes, we do have source...)
said,"We're fixing up some new features[for IE 5] and we have no release date it'll
be released when we're done."
October 22, 1998
According to Internet Explorer project managers, the public preview form
of Beta 2 will not be released for another two to three weeks (within 12 days reported by
Active Windows).(Active PC Network)
October 18, 1998
IE 5 Beta II has been
released to Windows Update Beta Testers,
seems IE 5 Beta II might go public sooner than we thought.
October 17, 1998
Internet Explorer 5 Beta 2 is set to be released to the public next week,
says Active IE, but this is probably untrue... it
might be relewased to SBN members next week but not to the public.
October 16, 1998
October 14 post we said that IE 5 has the same bug as IE 4, that is not true, sorry.
October 14, 1998
The IE bug that lets people see your
hard drive is also apperent in IE 5. Noe here's our poll results!
The Code Name: Windows 98 Poll
going to download the public beta of IE 5?
|Maybe/Haven't Made up my
125 Total Votes
October 8, 1998
486/66 (Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0), or Digital PC AXP/150 MHz (Windows NT
4.0 for DEC Alpha)
Windows 95 or Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0 (if you are running Windows NT 4.0, you must
download Windows NT Service Pack 3 before you can run the Internet Explorer 5.0 Developer
For Windows 95: 12 MB RAM for minimal installation, 16 MB RAM for standard installation
and Outlook Express
For Windows 98: 16 MB RAM
For Windows NT: 16 MB RAM
Disk space required to install Internet Explorer 5.0 (approximate):
56 MB for minimal installation, 72 MB for standard installation
Disk space required to run Internet Explorer 5.0 (approximate):
40 MB for minimal installation (includes Internet Explorer 5.0 Web browser and multimedia
47 MB for standard installation (adds Microsoft Outlook Express to the minimal
Download sizes (depending on your operating system and current
8-11 MB for minimal installation, 18-20 MB for standard installation
Time required for download (approximate, over 28.8 modem):
0.75 hour for minimal installation, 1.25 hours for standard installation
September 29, 1998
It could be.... yes it is
Internet Explorer is the most popular browser in da world!!!!(Source-News.com). We
can contribute this to Netscape says that they were going to add IE 4 features to their
5.0 version I'm sure many Netscape users felt why wait if the features are so good, and
they download IE 4 or 5. Added some more IE 5 bugs from J.T. Wenting.
September 23, 1998
IE 5 Beta II will be up on
the SBN a few weeks before the Public Beta comes out. I'm(John) gonna wait for the Public
Beta because it'll probably be safer(for the public) and be more up to date.
September 22, 1998
IE 5 public is behind schedule and
is now slated for a November release.
September 18, 1998
all the pages in this section. And it's rumored the IE 5 will be able to have IE 4 and 5
on the same computer.
September 17, 1998
IE5 looks the same as IE4, but Microsoft says that final release may change a
September 16, 1998
To clear things up Beta 2 was released a few months ago, the public Beta
will be Beta 2 so when webmasters say IE 5 Beta II will be released in October they mean
the public Beta. And yes the public Beta will be released in October. Wondering
where the hell the Windows Desktop Update went in IE 5? If so go here.
Delivers a fast, stable, rich, development environment for authors
creating applications that employ Dynamic HTML
Boasts improved support for key standards, including the Document
Object Model (DOM), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Extensible Markup Language (XML)
Is delivered as a set of reusable components that can make your
application's HTML-viewing and editing tasks a snap to implement
Makes the power of DHTML available for everyone through a new
feature, DHTML Behaviors
Other Features and Enhancements
Ability to save Web Pages with all related graphics and contents
Web pages download faster than before
Full FTP Support with drag and drop capabilities
Customizable toolbars allow you to remove unwanted buttons
A new Organize Favorites dialog box makes it easy to maintain your
An improved Search Bar and Search button
A new command for rearranging and renaming start menu and favorites
For a full review of the new features and enhancements
visit WinPlanet's IE5 Review.