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Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 4.0 for Windows 3.1

Microsoft Corporation released Internet Explorer 4.0 for the Windows 3.1 and Windows NT 3.51 operating systems.

The software includes the Outlook Express e-mail client which features HTML mail for easy communication via the World Wide Web. The new releases add significantly to the browser's multiplatform support, joining existing versions for Windows 95, NT, and Macintosh. The UNIX version of Internet Explorer 4.0 is in beta.

Yusuf Mehdi, director of marketing in the application and Internet client group at Microsoft, said: "With unique features such as the acclaimed Explorer Bars, standards-based Dynamic HTML, Active Channel content and Security Zones, Internet Explorer 4.0 is a great upgrade for anyone using Windows 3.1."

Microsoft advises corporate administrators to begin evaluating Internet Explorer 4.0 for Windows 3.1 to ensure that it is fully compatible with existing intranet solutions. The vendor says that its Internet Explorer Administration Kit for Windows 3.1--which will enable administrators to customize, deploy and maintain Internet Explorer 4.0 throughout their organization--will be available "within the next 30 to 60 days."

It will take a little longer, "within the next 90 days," for the latest edition of Internet Explorer 4.0 to become available in 20 languages besides English. It is free of charge and can be downloaded via the URL below.