Mac IE Dead

I know this is old news now, but there are enough of you out there who don’t actually read Slashdot who might want to know. As of four days ago, IE for the Mac is officially dead:

In June 2003, the Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit announced that Internet Explorer for Mac would undergo no further development, and support would cease in 2005. In accordance with published support lifecycle policies, Microsoft will end support for Internet Explorer for Mac on December 31st, 2005, and will provide no further security or performance updates.

Additionally, as of January 31st, 2006, Internet Explorer for the Mac will no longer be available for download from Mactopia. It is recommended that Macintosh users migrate to more recent web browsing technologies such as Apple’s Safari.

Oh happy day indeed! Now we just have to wait until people actually stop using the darned thing. Unfortunately, it’s probably going to take a while for that to happen, people being what they are.

(via 456 Berea Street: Internet Explorer for the Mac is no more)

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