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.

#21 Re: Re: Makes Linux IE less likely surely ?

by tny

Friday September 20th, 2002 5:53 AM

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Is IE6 one of their test apps? It would seem to me that the point made above (that IE is necessary for anyone doing web publishing), though I'm not 100% sure I agree with it (even as a web developer), would suggest that IE 6 would be one of the handful of applications folks would most want to run on Wine (the rest being MS Office).