Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 for Mac

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by alpha mac G4, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. alpha mac G4 macrumors newbie

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    Just curious does microsoft ever plan to make a new internet explorer?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    they ended development for IE for mac a year or so ago

    why? because they knew that Safari was more popular and better....
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Wish someone would tell my online banking service who keep on telling me to 'upgrade' my browser. :rolleyes:
     
  4. AstroManLuca macrumors member

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    IE for Mac is a dead browser. There is no development being done on it at all.
     
  5. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    Thank god, MS Internet Explore for Mac is dead. Even though MS Office (for Windows and OS X) is useful, the rest of MS products are not built too well given their market dominance and money they accumulates. Safari and firefox will take care of web serfing needs.
     
  6. EGT macrumors 68000

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    Yeah same here. Arghhhh ... so annoying!
     
  7. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    I wish Microsoft would kill IE for Windows also!

    C'mon Microsoft, you KNOW you want a browser thats SAFE with Tabbed Browsing and RSS...
     
  8. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    You could tell it to them yourself! No need to wait for other to do it for you... :p
     
  9. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, but I have... :mad:

    :p
     
  10. BoredinEdmonton macrumors newbie

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    This might be a bit off topic, so I hope you all don't mind...

    (I'll include my standard "I'm new to the mac scene" disclaimer)


    If IE is not the browser of choice in the mac world, how do ActiveX, Java, and other "plug-ins' work?

    I've heard a lot about Firefox too... what is the "preferred" browser for macs?

    I apologize for the dumb questions.
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Here is a somewhat quantitative answer that isn't too old: http://www.macpolls.com/?poll_id=438

    Most Java that isn't specifically built with Microsoft's development tools works fine. There are some websites that use MS only features, and a few of us have regular problems with them. At present, every website I regularly visit supports Firefox, pretty much, which is what I use primarily.
     
  12. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Infernal Exploder for the Mac doesn't support ActiveX either, so you're not missing anything.
     

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