Not like it's any great loss, since Mac IE was one of the worst browsers on OS X, but tells us that Microsoft has given up on producing a Mac browser--in favor of telling users that Safari is better.

Posted by jzawodn at June 13, 2003 08:52 PM

Reader Comments
# milbertus said:

Well, if nothing else this makes the rumor floating around that MS won't be releasing any more seperate versions of IE a little more realistic.

on June 14, 2003 07:22 AM
# Joe Grossberg said:

I hope Mac people will switch to Safari et al. God help us if they keep using IE for years to come ... the Mac implementation had a "broken" implementation of DHTML.

on June 16, 2003 11:56 AM
# Chris Prall said:

The news should actually stress "No new (stand alone) versions of IE for WINDOWS !!! MS will make browser part of the OS - thus, it's not just Mac people who won't get new IE, it's PC people, too.

This move should force third party vendors make browser plug-ins that are more universal (to run on Mac, Linux, etc.)

on June 16, 2003 07:53 PM
# said:

Great website, it was actually quite real helpful.

on April 30, 2005 01:08 AM
# Zach said:

I agree that Firefox et. al. are better and from a user's perspective IE is no great loss, however, some service providers continue to make IE necessary. The installer CD required by my new ISP (the cable company) to start up service will not run on a Mac without IE. I didn't have it on my Mac (why would I?), and now I can't download it. Version Tracker just links back to MS and the plug has already been pulled. fcuk.

on February 3, 2006 08:27 AM
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