Where's IE 6.0?

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
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?
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  • Reply 1 of 22
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,230member
    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.
  • Reply 2 of 22
    onlookeronlooker Posts: 5,252member
    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.?
  • Reply 3 of 22
    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...
  • Reply 4 of 22
    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.
  • Reply 5 of 22
    [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.
  • Reply 6 of 22
    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....
  • Reply 7 of 22
    spartspart Posts: 2,060member
    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...
  • Reply 8 of 22
    roborobo Posts: 469member
    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.





    -robo
  • Reply 9 of 22
    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?
  • Reply 10 of 22
    [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:
  • Reply 11 of 22
    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
  • Reply 12 of 22
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by macsrock:

    <strong>



    who needs microsh!t</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Plenty of people do.
  • Reply 13 of 22
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    [quote]Originally posted by Jamie:

    <strong>



    Yeah, set to 100%.



    J</strong><hr></blockquote>



    &lt;Jean-Luc Picard&gt;Make it so&lt;/Jean-Luc Picard&gt;
  • Reply 14 of 22
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    IE6?



    It's on my PC, of course.



    (And it beats the every-loving dogshit out of IE5-Mac)
  • Reply 15 of 22
    roborobo Posts: 469member
    [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
  • Reply 16 of 22
    cindercinder Posts: 381member
    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!

  • Reply 17 of 22
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    The only colour I want IE in is transparent.
  • Reply 18 of 22
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    [quote]Originally posted by Anders:

    <strong>The only colour I want IE in is transparent.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yeah, set to 100%.



    J
  • Reply 19 of 22
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    [quote]Originally posted by Anders:

    <strong>



    &lt;Jean-Luc Picard&gt;Make it so&lt;/Jean-Luc Picard&gt;</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Aye aye captain!
  • Reply 20 of 22
    [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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