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.

#7 Re: Re: Not a "negative article"

by AlexBishop <>

Thursday September 19th, 2002 10:33 AM

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To clarify, I particularly thought that the last paragraph of the article ("This is obviously the last nail in the coffin...") could have been seen as anti-IE. That's not to say that I don't agree and think that it's a valid point, just that some people would see it as MZ being excessively negative about IE.