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Remember Internet Explorer? You May Have Met in the ’90s

The dream of the ’90s is alive not just in Portland, but in Internet Explorer as well.

As part of its series of self-mocking advertisements, Microsoft has launched a new ad, though this one is less mocking and more nostalgic. If you miss 56K modems, fanny packs or a time when trolls were little dolls with pink hair, check out the video above (at the risk of dating ourselves, a few of the things supposedly from the ’90s seem a bit more ’80s).

We’ve said it before; we’ll say it again: Internet Explorer, for all its many faults, really was a great browser at one point. And with IE 10 Microsoft is getting back to those halcyon days of the 90s, making a browser that once again bests the competition in many ways.