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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.


#6 Re: Not a "negative article"

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Thursday September 19th, 2002 10:28 AM

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"> Though we don't usually post negative articles about rival browsers

"This isn't a negative article; it's merely reporting some interesting facts. Some people may think it's a good thing. I don't know :-)"

Some people could see it as schadenfreude. A similar thing would happen if MZ posted news articles about IE security flaws. The site would gradually become less pro-Mozilla and more anti-IE, which IMHO would be a bad thing.

Alex