IE5 Preview at News.com
Wednesday March 17th, 1999
So, news about IE5 is beginning to trickle out, and it's beginning to look a lot like Mozilla. The equivalent of a "What's Related" button has been added as well as a "Web Accessories" feature that we got a glimpse of last year with Mozilla's configurable chrome. No indication of standards compliance (still). My latest bet is that IE5 won't even be HTML4 compliant, much less CSS1 compliant.
IE5 is supposed to be released tomorrow. I'd be interested in knowing the download sizes for the different installs. Feel free to submit info to us tomorrow, if you're brave enough to download it.
#5 first impressions of IE5
by shannon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thursday March 18th, 1999 2:46 AM
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Well, I have IE5 now. It was a nice download. 25 min @49.3kbps for just the browser. I've only had it a few minutes, so I can't comment on everything. The custom install options are nice. It has a compatability option so you can run both IE4 and IE5, which is good for web designers (if it actually works). The installation crashed my machine. Yup. Blue screen of death. The windows update shortcut now launches netscape, but the page doesn't work in netscape. Going to windowsupdate.microsoft.com brings up a page that says I have an older version of IE5 and I should download again.