Internet Explorer: is dead

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macgeek77, May 24, 2006.

  1. macgeek77 macrumors regular

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    Over the past few years, Mac OS X has seen little of Internet Explorer. With its lack of spyware protection and other things, Mozilla Firefox and Safari surpass it. What do you think about Microsoft (dom dom dom) Internet Explorer?
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Good riddance to it I say. It causes more issues on Windows than any other bit of software. I know the OSX version doesn't open up the same security holes as it's cousin does, but now that virtually all websites are being recoded to support Firefox the lack of IE for Mac isn't an issue, and gives Microsoft one less club to try and beat Apple with.
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Umm, IE for Mac has been dead for a few years now.

    Not to mention SpyWare has never been an issue on Macs, yet pop-ups are becoming a problem of the past.
     
  4. ManchesterTrix macrumors 6502

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    And even that's somewhat misleading because it hadn't seen any major development since 2000
     
  5. Dane D. macrumors 6502a

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    Never use it, and I don't care about MS software in general. I use Camino, Shiira, SeaMonkey, Opera and Mozilla, in that order. I never use FireFox, looks too PC and takes forever to open. Even on my older computers, I trash the IE app after downloading iCab (system 7.6 to 8.6). MS puts too much BS in the system. I tell anybody who uses a PC to try alternatives and never open IE. Once they do, they thank me.
     
  6. PatrickF macrumors 6502

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    Not to mention that Microsoft officially ceased support for IE Mac on 31 December 2005 I believe and you couldn't download it anymore as of January.

    Also IE Mac isn't bundled with any Intel Macs for obvious reasons.
     
  7. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I always hated using IE for Mac. How anything could be made so ugly I will never understand. Unfortunately there are a few uni online things that require IE to run certain sites, so I have to use it occasionally. :(
     
  8. Supersonic macrumors regular

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    The only good thing about IE over Safari is the way IE allows you to
    customise the way file types are displayed.

    For instance, MPEG streams can be made to open up within an application
    rather than being stuck in the browser window, the same with WMV files
    and the like. I can make PDF's autosave onto the desktop unlike Safari
    which insists on opening it within a browser window.

    If that appeared in Safari, it'd be no.1, but I use both depending on what
    i am doing...
     
  9. ManchesterTrix macrumors 6502

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    It hasn't been bundled with any Mac since Tiger. But I'm missing the obvious reason behind it not being bundled with Intel Macs.
     
  10. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    It is obviously not bundled with new Macs because of Safari, not to mention MS and Apple's agreement from 1997 was the only reason that IE came on Macs at all. That agreement was over in 2001 or something like that.
     
  11. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    None of "deficiencies" that you find in Safari are carved in stone. If you disable the QuickTime plug-in's handling of those MIME filetypes, then they should open in their default applications rather than a browser window.
     
  12. PatrickF macrumors 6502

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    I couldn't remember if it came with my sister's iBook a few months back or not, but that makes sense.

    Well considering IE Mac has been practically dead for 5-6 years now there's no Universal Binary. I doubt Apple would have pre-installed the PPC version of IE on the Intel Macs.
     
  13. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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    The "e" logo is nice though; it's much better than on windows.
     
  14. faintember macrumors 65816

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    Control+Click>Download Linked File
     
  15. hob macrumors 68020

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    Probably the best thing about it =P
     
  16. vniow macrumors G4

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    We stopped thinking about it years ago. Where have you been?
     

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