The browser has been scrutinized throughout its development for use of third-party technology (such as the source code of Spyglass Mosaic, used without royalty in early versions) and security and privacy vulnerabilities, and the United States and the European Union have alleged that integration of Internet Explorer with Windows has been to the detriment of fair browser competition.
Internet Explorer 1.5 was released several months later for Windows NT and added support for basic table rendering.
excluding mobile, and not counting Xbox) it's ranked 3rd at 7.28%, Versions of Internet Explorer for other operating systems have also been produced, including an Xbox 360 version called Internet Explorer for Xbox and for platforms Microsoft no longer supports: Internet Explorer for Mac and Internet Explorer for UNIX (Solaris and HP-UX), and an embedded OEM version called Pocket Internet Explorer, later rebranded Internet Explorer Mobile made for Windows Phone, Windows CE, and previously, based on Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Mobile.
On March 17, 2015, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Edge would replace Internet Explorer as the default browser on its Windows 10 devices.
Internet Explorer makes use of the accessibility framework provided in Windows.
Some of these functionalities were not possible until the introduction of the W3C DOM methods.It also announces compatibility with Gecko (the layout engine of Firefox).