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.

#30 RE:Re: cant seem to use it :(

by STDog

Tuesday September 24th, 2002 3:37 PM

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What compatibility is missing? It opens and save PhotoShop files fine. You can always use TIFF as an interchange format :)

Plugins are another story, but it's much easier to write them for the GiMP than PhotoShop. I also like the multi-window way of the GiMP and the last PhotoShop I used on Mac much better the the Windoze one app window thing, especially when working on multiple files.