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Where's IE 6.0?

post #1 of 23
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Does anyone know when Microsoft plans on updating Internet Explorer? I just looked in the archives and Appleinsider reported on IE 5.5 in June 2000. It's been 2 years since there has been any update, which seems like a long time. Does anyone else agree?
post #2 of 23
If the PC version of IE 6.0 is any indication...you're not missing much. Now the Microshaft has dominated the browser market innovation seems to have left. History once again repeates itself.
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post #3 of 23
Netscape's OS X version browser is pretty good. If MS updates IE I hope they bundle Outlook Express with it, but Apple's mail app does me pretty good right now anyway. Although I wonder what the do to an Oulook update.?
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post #4 of 23
They should at least do a maintenance release of IE for OS X. It has some strange quirks, and a lot of visual oddities... and it seems kinda slow too. Feels like it was a rushed carbon port to X...
post #5 of 23
I wish they would--all the other browsers I have tried on OSX are dog slow--OmniWeb (whihc is great but just too slow--plus aqua ), iCab and Netscape.
post #6 of 23
[quote]Originally posted by Horned_Frog:
<strong>I wish they would--all the other browsers I have tried on OSX are dog slow--OmniWeb (whihc is great but just too slow--plus aqua ), iCab and Netscape.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Some browsers must be a lot slower on some systems than others. I think that the latest sneaky peek of Omni Web 4.1 is lightning fast. IE is almost as fast. It depends on the site. For example Apple's web site renders noticeably faster than OW. I'm using a Pismo with 1 Gig of Ram. and cable modem on Airport.
post #7 of 23
I just look forward to a day where I can get pages to load on my mac as fast as they do on my Windows machine....
post #8 of 23
IE 5.5 got changed to IE 5.1, a final of which shipped with Mac OS X 10.1 I believe...can someone back this up? As a I recall it was actually version 5.1.2...
post #9 of 23
i actually think that IE will be obsolete quite soon. The new Mozilla builds are incredible, and with a number of very promising versions for OS X (Chimera, Mach-o Mozilla, and plain old Fizilla), there won't be much reason to use IE anymore. Perhaps MS is aware of this, and isn't bothering to put too much effort into IE on the Mac anymore.

IE 5.1 might soon be the Communicator 4.5 of Mac OS X.. old, klunky, and used only by people who don't know any better.


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post #10 of 23
Yeah, Mozilla 0.98 is really incredible. It renders pages really quickly. There are a couple of pages it screws up on, but it does really well overall. How's Chimera coming along?
post #11 of 23
[quote]Originally posted by Big Red:
<strong>How's Chimera coming along?</strong><hr></blockquote>
Chimera 0.1.3 r0x0rs so damn good it makes me go :eek:
post #12 of 23
ditch microsh!t

i use 000 microsh!t apps not one on my hdd proteus
for IM, omniweb and netscape for web, mail.app for
mail, appleworks for "office stuff"

who needs microsh!t
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post #13 of 23
[quote]Originally posted by macsrock:
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who needs microsh!t</strong><hr></blockquote>

Plenty of people do.
post #14 of 23
[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
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Yeah, set to 100%.

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post #15 of 23
IE6?

It's on my PC, of course.

(And it beats the every-loving dogshit out of IE5-Mac)
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post #16 of 23
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>IE6?

It's on my PC, of course.

(And it beats the every-loving dogshit out of IE5-Mac)</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well, considering that IE5 is the worst browser out there for OS X, that's hardly surprising...

-robo
post #17 of 23
According to MS's internal BugTraq -

Most of Mac IE5's major bugs, etc are listed as "fatal"

which, according to my friend, means they will _never_ be fixed.



Doesn't sound like they have much plan to do anything worthwhile if they are even gonna release a new version . . .

maybe it'll have new colors!
post #18 of 23
The only colour I want IE in is transparent.
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post #19 of 23
[quote]Originally posted by Anders:
<strong>The only colour I want IE in is transparent.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah, set to 100%.

J
post #20 of 23
[quote]Originally posted by Anders:
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&lt;Jean-Luc Picard&gt;Make it so&lt;/Jean-Luc Picard&gt;</strong><hr></blockquote>

Aye aye captain!
post #21 of 23
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>IE6?

It's on my PC, of course.

(And it beats the every-loving dogshit out of IE5-Mac)</strong><hr></blockquote>

Must shorten the timespan of downloading patches for it every week...good for you! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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post #22 of 23
IE 6 for PC is nasty (as is any IE for PC). Personally, I prefer Mozilla on the Mac and Opera on the PC (since Opera 6 isn't out for Mac OS X yet...).
post #23 of 23
[quote]Originally posted by FreshApple:
<strong>IE 6 for PC is nasty (as is any IE for PC). Personally, I prefer Mozilla on the Mac and Opera on the PC (since Opera 6 isn't out for Mac OS X yet...). </strong><hr></blockquote>

Every time I've used IE 6 on Windows I haven't seen anything wrong with it.
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