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.

#14 Re: I'm a bit disappointed with the response so fa

by bitshifter

Thursday September 19th, 2002 3:50 PM

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> Are you sure? Yeah Mac IE may do a fair job with standards but it's so damn buggy.

I've found IE on the Mac to have superior support of CSS than IE on PC. It's not buggy, it's standards compliant! The area I found to be buggy was with it's DOM support.

I don't know about Mozilla on MacOS X, but from my experience with Mozilla for MacOS 9 made me think it's not going to lure any Mac users away from IE in a hurry. It's not well integrated into the OS (no application icon for a start), and it's a lot buggier than the Windows and Linux version.