Microsoft stops IE development for Mac

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 20 2005 @ 13:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft stopped work on its Mac version of Internet Explorer in June 2003 and yesterday they formally announced the end of IE for Apple Macs. From the New Year, no more secure updates will be provided and the company will also remove the browser from its download site.
The current version of IE for Macs is effectively three years old, making it an outdated browser compared to its Windows equivalent. In June 2003, Microsoft said it had stopped work on developing the browser.

It has now put the final nails into the coffin, announcing that it will not provide any further security updates as from the end of the year. The browser itself will be removed from Microsoft Mactopia download site from 31 January.
More details over here.

Microsoft recommends users to switch to more recent web browsers such as Apple's Safari.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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