IE 4.0 sets up new battles

Microsoft's release of Internet Explorer 4.0 isn't just a matter of market share. It raises legal, financial, and technological issues.

CNET News staff
With the release of Internet Explorer 4.0, Microsoft's goal is to capture more than 50 percent of the browser market. But this isn't simply a software upgrade: The release is raising legal, financial, and technological issues. CNET's NEWS.COM examines these ramifications in this special coverage.

IE 4.0 shakes industry
Latest developments
  New Explorer finally here  update
  IE users note NT install caveat
  1 million IE downloads reported
  Sun poking IE for Java compatibility  update
  Sony, IE to browse on planes
  Readers shun browser-OS integration   NEWS.COM Poll results
Wide impact of release
  The problem of push  news analysis
  Browser war affects advertising  news analysis
  Antitrust questions dog Microsoft
  IE 4.0: Better to wait for '98?
  CompuServe cashes in on browser war
  Some questions, answers  CNET Radio
Previous coverage
  Policing Redmond's rise  special report
  IE 4 gets ISP backing (September 17, 1997)
  PC makers will bundle IE 4 (September 15, 1997)
  Bug can crash IE 3, IE 4 (September 11, 1997)
  IE beta bug risks hard disks (September 5, 1997)
  Microsoft changes IE 4 (September 3, 1997)
  Millions more may use IE (August 6, 1997)
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