Urged to use Safari as Internet Explore Ends Support
discontinue support for the Mac version of Internet Explorer. The
support will end on December 31st and the program will be
removed from the MS (Microsoft) website Mactopia for downloads on
January 31st 2006. The initial announcement was made in
June of 2003.
Many Mac users
use Safari or Firefox as a browser. This could be a problem because
some websites have sections specifically designed for IE (Internet
Explorer). I usually use Firefox but ran into a problem on a virtual
tradeshow website. A marketing website (Marketworks) I use also
requires IE for some of its applications.
advising its users to start using
Safari. MS will not be offering
any more security updates for IE. Firefox on the other-hand has
just offered an updated version 1.5 for the Mac and PC. Already
some websites require the latest version of IE or Firefox 1.5 to
handle some operations.
or Firefox will still be available. There are many vulnerabilities
associated with the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser. Macintosh
users should also consider the
Like Safari, this browser has a
built in RSS (really simple syndication) reader. You can subscribe
to news feeds without downloading and installing a separate feed
It could be
that there are so few Apple users that MS felt it was not worth
their resources producing a program that few people were using. Either way,
you may want to go to the MS website and download the latest
version for your computer before it is gone forever. You will not
have the opportunity after January 31st.
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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