Microsoft Cancels Development of Internet Explorer for Mac

Friday June 13th, 2003

CNET is reporting that there will be no new versions of Internet Explorer for the Mac. The Mac OS version of IE has not received a major update since early 2000 when Internet Explorer 5 for Mac was released (rumours of the product's demise began circulating shortly after). The Mac version of IE5 contained a new rendering engine, Tasman, which was hailed by standards advocates at the time of its launch. MSN for Mac OS X, released last month, contains an updated version of Tasman.

The news of Mac IE's demise comes hot on the heels of reports that there may be no more standalone releases of IE for Windows.

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by pcabellor

Friday June 13th, 2003 9:28 PM

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So now Mozilla and Safari have a market share left alone. Though capturing the Mac market may not be a significant victory per se, it will be a great exhibit for Windows users still relying on IE for web browsing.

Standards-based web vision is as possible as good is/are web browsers. Standards-based web is as real as these web browsers' market share.

The second assertion has just got a push.