internet explorer???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by veeco3110, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. veeco3110 macrumors 6502

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    anyone remember the video of bill gates with steve jobs saying that internet explorer was goign to be the default internet browser for leopard???

    im guessing that didnt happen???
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    I think you've got your timescales pretty seriously messed up. Gates appeared at MacWorld Boston in 1997 and announced the deal for Internet Explorer to be the default browser on MacOS 8.6. The first version of OSX didn't come out until March 2001, and although it was swiftly followed by IE5.1 for OSX Microsoft abandoned development of IE for OSX soon after, leading Apple to create their own browser in Safari :p
     
  3. veeco3110 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    coulda swore i saw a recent video of steve doing a release for soemthign and bill coming over the video feed. steve saying blah blah blah dont boo because if any company can help its always welcome. safari will also be available on ur system to switch back.

    oh well
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Yep that video was from 1997 :).
     
  5. Lucky8 macrumors regular

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    Where can I get a copy of the old version IE?
     
  6. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    Yeah does anyone know??
     
  7. Spock macrumors 68000

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    I find it amusing that Anti-Microsoft wants IE for his Mac.
     
  8. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    I think it would be interesting to see how IE runs on a Mac. The Mac Part of Microsoft is rest the rest is Sh*t
     
  9. olliebraves20 macrumors regular

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    Why would you want IE on your Mac anyway?? I use Safari and Firefox and I don't really see a point to having IE....
     
  10. tersono macrumors 68000

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    The mac version of IE was always pretty crappy anyhow - especially by the time it got to OS X. You could install IE7/Win via Darwine if you're feeling really perverse - there's an all-in-one installation package out there somewhere if you want to look for it.
     
  11. cohibadad macrumors 6502a

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    I wish I never had to use IE. There are at least two web sites I need to use for work that are IE only. And there is no way to bypass it (yet;))
     
  12. motulist macrumors 68040

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  13. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't run very well at all. Especially nowdays with it not being up to day. Microsoft stopped updating it in 2001 or 2002, if I remember correctly.
     

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