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Internet Explorer 5.x

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Internet_Explorer_5.1.7.smi_.sit (4.37 MB)
MD5: ee0f9a8ed6a72eb1ed472c8ca2a23c32
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Internet_Explorer_5.1.7fr.smi_.sit (4.10 MB)
MD5: 8a790b739133ec27f0b93ae152bdbbc9
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
InternetExplorer517DE.hqx (13.34 MB)
MD5: d14d62308e8e8dca54c7f35a6c7e414a
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
ie5en.hqx (9.36 MB)
MD5: 1daea713ab8eeb7eead9b3d54b371a7a
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver,

Microsoft Internet Explorer was part of the standard installation of Apple operating systems from Mac OS 8.1 up to Mac OS X 10.3. Microsoft discontinued its browser software for Mac OS and Mac OS X at the end of 2005.

The first three downloads contain the last release for the classic Mac OS, released 7/10/2003.

1st download: English version 5.17
2nd download: French version 5.17
3rd download: German version 5.17
4th download: English version 5.0.2, which is the last version that is Mac OS 7.6.1 compatible.

Reportedly version 5.1.7 will run on Mac OS 7.6.1 too, if the Appearance Manager is installed.

Architecture: PPC


Katie Cadet's picture
by Katie Cadet - 2018, February 11 - 1:12am

I've tested Internet Explorer 5.1.7 on a Macintosh Performa 6400/180 running Mac OS 8.6 and found no issues.

Headset Guy's picture
by Headset Guy - 2015, December 25 - 8:40pm

We used Internet Explorer on the iMacs at my elementary school.

Laurier's picture
by Laurier - 2015, April 19 - 10:35pm

Added the French and the Deutsch or Allemand version 5.1.7

Buddha's picture
by Buddha - 2009, September 10 - 8:09am

Thanx for the suggestion, Balrog. I've tried various versions of NetScape and MSIE with different degrees of success, but none has worked as well as Classilla. It displays the web pages well, doesn't crash the emulator, and doesn't whine continuously about JAVA.

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by Euryale - 2009, September 10 - 7:56am

Yeah, and I wonder why Microsoft didn't continue making its later browsers like this one,
This is one of the VERY FEW nice products Microsoft did even by today's standards

I can't stand IE regular versions and Firefox, they're so damn ugly and slow,
SAFARI is nice but it has a lot glitches (Win Versions)
and the new Safari is ugly and requires a 64 Mb video card to work at its full,
(I only have 32Mb video)
the only one that really works for me and is fast and nice is Netscape Navigator,
unfortunately, Netscape has been discontinued (but I'll keep using it until it really dies)

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by Bolkonskij - 2009, September 10 - 7:37am

I love the look of this one, Microsoft perfectly adapted it too the look of the macintosh computers of that time, e.g. PowerMac G3 b&w. Still okay to view most websites, unless they don't spit millions of flash / javascript at you Smile

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by Buddha - 2009, September 10 - 7:24am

I haven't been able to get this one to run in Sheepshaver. As soon as the start page is about done loading, the emulator shuts down completely.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, August 7 - 4:48pm

@Dada: Classilla is the newest browser available for Mac OS 8.6 and 9, and work is continuing on it. It's based on the Mozilla 1.3 codebase with backports and bug fixes from Mozilla 1.6.

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by Dada - 2009, August 7 - 4:09pm

I recommend getting Mozilla 1.2.1. It's the last version that was compiled for Mac OS 9, if I'm not mistaken. It's quite good at rendering sites accurately, especially considering it's rather old.