Sunday, December 18, 2005

Microsoft Officially Ends Support for Internet Explorer for Mac

Well, Microsoft has not touched IE for Mac since Apple came out with Safari. But now they have made it official. They are abandoning Internet Explorer for Mac on January 31, 2006.

In June 2003, the Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit announced that Internet Explorer for Mac would undergo no further development, and support would cease in 2005. In accordance with published support lifecycle policies, Microsoft will end support for Internet Explorer for Mac on December 31st, 2005, and will provide no further security or performance updates.
Additionally, as of January 31st, 2006, Internet Explorer for the Mac will no longer be available for download from Mactopia. It is recommended that Macintosh users migrate to more recent web browsing technologies such as Apple's Safari.
Perhaps Office for Mac is next. But between iWork and OpenOffice, I am not sure Apple will miss it all too much.

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