IE 5.2 released!

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  • Reply 1 of 24
    tristantristan Posts: 79member
    [quote]Originally posted by richard788:

    <strong>Trouble is where do I get it?



    <a href="http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/0206/17.ie.php"; target="_blank">http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/0206/17.ie.php</a></strong><hr></blockquote>;



    <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?releaseid=37497&area=top&ordinal=7"; target="_blank">http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?releaseid=37497&area=top&ordinal=7</a>;



    It doesn't appear to be for OS X <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
  • Reply 2 of 24
    There is absolutely nothing about this IE 5.2 anywhere on MS's site. Again, Maccentral jumped the gun...patience was a virtue...
  • Reply 3 of 24
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    [quote]Originally posted by Artman @_@:

    <strong>There is absolutely nothing about this IE 5.2 anywhere on MS's site. Again, Maccentral jumped the gun...patience was a virtue... </strong><hr></blockquote>



    <a href="http://www.macnn.com"; target="_blank">MacNN</a> too



    J :cool:
  • Reply 4 of 24
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    While-u-wait, here's the press release:



    [quote] Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.2 for Mac OS X Now Available



    Update to the Most Popular Mac Browser Provides Stability, Better Viewing for OS X Users



    REDMOND, Wash. -- June 17, 2002 -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.2 for Mac OS X, the latest update to the most popular browser available for the Macintosh operating system. The update includes a number of enhancements that make the browsing experience better for customers using Mac OS X. For example, using Quartz text smoothing, Internet Explorer 5.2 now provides smooth display of text, making Web sites easier to read. The free* download is available at <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/mac/."; target="_blank">http://www.microsoft.com/mac/.</a>;



    The release is the latest in a series of announcements from Microsoft that show a continued commitment to the Macintosh platform. Other recent announcements include the release of Microsoft Office v. X Service Release 1 and MSN® Messenger 3.0 for Mac.



    "We've had overwhelming response from customers using our products for the Mac and remain committed to building the best software solutions on the Mac platform," said Kevin Browne, general manager of the Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft. "We think people will be extremely pleased with the new rendering abilities of Internet Explorer. Our goal is to continue to provide the best browser available for the Mac platform."



    System Requirements



    The system requirements for Internet Explorer 5.2 for Mac OS X are as follows:



    Processor: Macintosh Power PC

    Operating system: Mac OS X version 10.1 or later (for Quartz text smoothing to work, users need version 10.1.5 or higher)

    Memory: 128 MB of RAM

    Hard disk: 19.8 MB available

    Programs: Apple QuickTime version 5.0.2 or later

    Modem: 9600bps modem (28.8 Kbps or faster recommended)

    Internet access: Internet connection through either an Internet service provider (ISP) or a network. Internet access may require a fee to an ISP; local or long-distance telephone charges may also apply.

    Pricing and Availability



    Internet Explorer 5.2 for Mac is currently available as a free* download at <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/mac/."; target="_blank">http://www.microsoft.com/mac/.</a>;

    <hr></blockquote>
  • Reply 5 of 24
    Well, MS has yet to update their site with the new download.
  • Reply 6 of 24
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    [quote]Originally posted by gobble gobble:

    <strong>Well, MS has yet to update their site with the new download.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I'm sure they are just waiting until I leave work



    J :cool:
  • Reply 7 of 24
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/mac/DOWNLOAD/IE/ie52.asp"; target="_blank">GET IT NOW!</a>
  • Reply 8 of 24
    scott f.scott f. Posts: 276member
    [quote]Originally posted by Jamie:

    <strong><a href="http://www.microsoft.com/mac/DOWNLOAD/IE/ie52.asp"; target="_blank">GET IT NOW!</a> </strong><hr></blockquote>



    no dice...
  • Reply 9 of 24
    stevesteve Posts: 523member
    That link is just a modified version of the link to get Internet Explorer 5.1. Something tells me the download will be available at that address; it's more likely to appear via Software Update. You can't just go out and "download" the OS X version of IE5.1, and I expect the case to be the same with this update as well. I have no clue if it's just Microsoft trying to pretend that this is Windows, and that IE is tied to the system, or WHAT the deal is, but it's just always been that way...
  • Reply 10 of 24
    scott f.scott f. Posts: 276member
    [quote]Originally posted by Jamie:

    <strong><a href="http://www.microsoft.com/mac/DOWNLOAD/IE/ie52.asp"; target="_blank">GET IT NOW!</a> </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Just downloaded it... Thanx!
  • Reply 11 of 24
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    Hmm, I just got it too. Not sure why it's not working for some of you.



    <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/mac/DOWNLOAD/IE/ie52.asp"; target="_blank">http://www.microsoft.com/mac/DOWNLOAD/IE/ie52.asp</A>;
  • Reply 12 of 24
    tristantristan Posts: 79member
    works fine for me...seems a little snappier on my 600 iBook
  • Reply 13 of 24
    kikikiki Posts: 2member
    Woooaah. It´s definitly faster. Still does not respect the dock. I don´t like the smoothed text rendering (quarz) but you can disable it.

    window resizing also seems better.



    Waiting for Explorer 6...
  • Reply 14 of 24
    kikikiki Posts: 2member
    beachball gone in ie 5.2?
  • Reply 15 of 24
    Get it at VersionTracker.com

    D/L now. Hope it let's me use my banks online.
  • Reply 16 of 24
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by kiki:

    <strong> I don´t like the smoothed text rendering (quarz) but you can disable it.



    .</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I'm glad you can disable it because it looked horrible with it on.
  • Reply 17 of 24
    addisonaddison Posts: 1,185member
    I don't think this is a bug fix. I think it is just supports font smoothing. Every non complient site I visit still do not work with this browser, and I don't think it is quicker, I am waiting for Jaguar to fix that.
  • Reply 18 of 24
    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member
    Don't waste your time people. The only useful change is Quartz support (which you can get from Silk 1.1), it's still sluggish and the installer is giving a lot of people fits apparently. It's a crappy update for all the trouble you have to go through to use it.



    And in true MS form, it changes your homepage and some of your default preference items as well.
  • Reply 19 of 24
    addisonaddison Posts: 1,185member
    I hate the way my default page has changed to msn.com I thought MS wasn't supposed to that now after the DOJ thing.
  • Reply 20 of 24
    Could someone put the Internet Explorer.app itself on a dmg and upload to iDisk?



    I've got several apps processing data that I'd rather not quit now (lest I lose several hours of work). Why on earth should the installer need to quit all of my apps? This should be a straightforward drag-and-drop installation. Nothing more.



    Stupid InstallerVISE software!

    Stupid Microsoft!
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