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.

#14 Re: Re: How Ironic!!

by tseelee

Sunday June 15th, 2003 11:50 AM

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googolplex elaborated on what I meant to say, so I'll say that a monopoly is defined only for properly-defined markets. Apples may do things differently from other PCs, but they compete for the same customers, so the market in question is the personal computer market. Antitrust is concerned with fair competition, and what 3% of a market does cannot affect it that much, so even if Apple integrates apps into the OS it's still legal, cuz ppl can always go another route. Not true w. Microsoft.