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.

#27 wine config nothing unusual

by angles

Saturday September 21st, 2002 5:03 AM

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Using RH7.3, I installed latest wine (I used an rpm, see, configure your .wine/config file, I set it to use wine's native "dlls" when available, but I also made a bunch of symlinks to my DOS-WINME partition, as a regular user. Then, without much effort, "wine iexplore" worked. No big deal, but I thought IE6 would be the last thing to work using wine. There's a wine page somewhere at transgaming, I think, with notes on what works using wine.