IE dead, but MSN for OSX alive & well!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by LucasLand, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. LucasLand macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2002
    New England
    Today, I saw an almost full-page ad in the USA Today for MSN for Mac OS X. Yes, the ad was only for OS X users. I'm not to familiar with MSN8, but it got me thinking about it.

    Does MSN8 come with it's own special browser? Maybe they're killing IE to concentrate on this new software package (MSN8) to get people to browse the internet.

    I'm curious about it. If they have a free trial period I may give it a try.

    Has anybody used it on OS X yet? What did you think?

    Has anybody ever used AOL's new software with their own DSL/Cable connection? What did you think?
  2. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2002
    bat country
    i'm baffled as to why microsoft even bothers with msn for osx. who uses it? there are relatively few mac users of aol, i can't imagine there would be more than 10 people total using msn. however, the IE question is interesting.
  3. mrjamin macrumors 65816


    Feb 6, 2003
    Re: IE dead, but MSN for OSX alive & well!

    isn't that mozzy based now? presumably its essentially a hacked mozilla to enable the aol keywords stuff.
  4. PowerBook User macrumors regular

    May 29, 2003
    Re: IE dead, but MSN for OSX alive & well!

    I didn't think of that. MS might be trying to get people to use MSN. I'm surprised there was a full-page add advertising only the Mac version. I wonder if IE is integrated into the MSN software. Does anyone know?
  5. MacAficionado macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2002
    An awesome place
    wether we like it...

    or not, MSN8 could bring people to the platform.

    Imagine if they offered the $400 rebate with the purchase of an iBook, if you suscribe to a two year contract?

    $599 iBook= more attractive
  6. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2003
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Re: IE dead, but MSN for OSX alive & well!

    You mean the latest version of the AOL client? Yeah I have AOL plus for OS X, and I have cable internet. It's takes a little while to sign on (well 10-15 seconds) but I don't really have any problems with it.

    On another note, has anybody used the beta of AOL Communicator? I downloaded the beta, but I hate it, it takes about a minute to's much nicer for me to just open AOL and check my mail that way. I think Communicator might be out on final release now, but I'm not going to try it.


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