Internet Explorer for UNIX Discontinued

Thursday September 19th, 2002

Gervase Markham writes: "Internet Explorer 5 for HP/UX and Solaris is no longer officially available from Microsoft, according to the IE for Unix front page. The actual download page is still up here, but for how long?

"It's not certain when this happened, but it was probably quite recently, looking at posts in their newsgroup; the Wayback Machine doesn't help, but Google's cache is still the original site.

"This is obviously the last nail in the coffin of 'IE's cross-platform support'. Gecko-based browsers are now the only game in town for download-and-install free software on these two platforms."

Though we don't usually post negative articles about rival browsers, this one was too interesting to pass up.

#10 win for everybody

by TheK <>

Thursday September 19th, 2002 11:16 AM

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> Some people could see it as schadenfreude. I don't think so, this is a win for everybody: - for page authors, that they have one broken browser less to test on - for Microsoft, that they need less work - for Mozilla that it now has one rival less - for the Standards, because there's a broken browser less