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new Countdown to Internet Explorer 5!This links to a site on www.microsoft.com
The final release of Internet Explorer 5 and Internet Tools arrives on March 18th, 1999! The browser that works faster to save you time on the Web has enjoyed unprecedented success in its beta trials and soon it'll be available to all users. We know from experience there will be incredible demand, so we're also announcing a program to help you Reserve Your Copy Early. You can pre-order your Internet Explorer 5 and Internet Tools CD begining today!

Note: The Internet Explorer 5 and Internet Tools Beta program has ended and we would like to thank the millions of customers who offered their feedback. The program ended, in part, because of a court decision.

Internet Explorer Administration Kit 5 Coming SoonThis links to a site that is not on www.microsoft.com
To meet your organization's needs and reduce support costs, IEAK 5 beta improves on IEAK 4 with an improved user interface, and greater levels of control over installation, distribution, and configuration when deploying Internet Explorer 5. Available for download March 18th, 1999.

ZDNET Calls Internet Explorer 5 Beta "Perfect Browser"
Reviewer Ed Bott gives Internet Explorer 5 Beta a five-star rating, calling it "The fastest, most flexible browser you can find." He goes on to say, "IE5 is a slicker, faster, easier-to-use version of IE4, with dozens of tiny improvements and a reorganized interface that collectively make everyday tasks easier." Find out how Internet Explorer stacks up against Netscape Navigator.

Customers Report High Satisfaction with Internet Explorer 5 Beta
Over 93 percent of those responding to an online survey report that they are satisfied with Internet Explorer 5 Beta. Released for public testing one month ago, demand for the Internet Explorer 5 beta release has been more than double that for the Internet Explorer 4 public beta release over the same period, with approximately 600,000 downloads.

New Microsoft Virtual Machine Available for Internet Explorer
Users of Microsoft Internet Explorer and developers now have the option to download an updated version of Microsoft's virtual machine for Java, which also includes the Java Native Interface (JNI) technology for creating platform-specific applications in Java.

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Reserve Your Copy Early
Order Internet Explorer 5 on CD-ROM Get Internet Explorer 5 and Internet Tools on CD-ROM!

Security Update
Security Update The latest security patches for Internet Explorer

ISPs and CorporationsThis links to a site that is not on www.microsoft.com
Distribute, customize, and maintain Internet Explorer royalty-free with the Internet Explorer Administration Kit.

For Macintosh Users
Internet Explorer site for Macintosh
Last updated:  Tuesday, January 26, 1999
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