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.

#17 Good news, less IE-only sites

by ed_welch

Monday June 16th, 2003 1:51 AM

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I think MAC users have a significant large portion of the market that this will force webmasters that only designing for IE to change their ways. MAC is the de-facto OS for the graphic design, sound and publishing industry's and it would be bad business to exclude these users from accessing your web site. I think this will happen soon as well, as IE5 doesn't work very well for OSX and a lot of MAC users are migrating to OSX now, if they haven't done that already.