Internet Explorer?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LastLine, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    Ok so dumb question, where can I find Internet Explorer in OSX? I'd rather avoid having to load up classic everytime I need to use IE for whatever reason.
     
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  3. LastLine thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Suppose the upside of that is that htey may start putting in better support for Safari in their sites ;)
     
  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    That's what we are all hoping for! :)
     
  5. LastLine thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Something else that occurs to me is that they're jumping on the x86 idea. Though I don't know enough to say how likely that is :confused:
     
  6. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Microsoft has publicly stated that they will support Intel Macs with both Virtual PC and Microsoft Office. Whether or not they'll release free updates or require paid upgrades to newer versions remains to be seen. I have a feeling that Office will work just fine in Rosetta, but VPC really needs to be made in a native version, possibly even a complete rewrite or port of the PC version for it to work well. Of course, if they do that, it should be possible to make it so that emulation in Virtual PC is just about native speed because no CPU emulation will be necessary.
     
  7. jhu macrumors 6502a

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    the upside should be that sites will be more standards compliant, not necessarily "better support" for safari.
     
  8. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    Just think the irony of emulating x86 inside of emulating PPC on an x86 mac.
     
  9. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    :)As good as Rosetta may be, I just can't imagine that all that instruction translation is going to make for acceptable performance of the PPC version of VPC. MS already has a PC/Windows version of Virtual PC, so hopefully that will help them at making an x86 version of Mac Virtual PC.
     

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