IE for MacOS is truely dead

Any off topic discussions should go in this forum. Post count is not increased by posting here.
FTP Access status is required to post in this forum. Find out how to get it
Forum rules
Any off topic discussions should go in this forum. Post count is not increased by posting here.
FTP Access status is required to post in this forum. Find out how to get it
Post Reply
stitch
Permanently Banned
Posts: 463
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:09 am

IE for MacOS is truely dead

Post by stitch »

Yeah yeah, IE for MacOS died a while ago, but they have continued work on Tasman (the rendering core) for a while for usage in MSNM and Entourage (the crappy excuse for Outlook), but they have seemed to replace it with WebKit in Office 2008.

Seems it was put to rest for good.

I should add, WebKit is far better than any browser core Microsoft could ever put out.

moonlit
User avatar
FTP Access
Posts: 514
Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:02 pm

Re: IE for MacOS is truely dead

Post by moonlit »

Zimmy wrote:I should add, WebKit is far better than any browser core Microsoft could ever put out.
*sniff* ... *sniff* ... Is that ... no, it can't be ... could it really be ... fanboy?

The Pfeiffenator

Post by The Pfeiffenator »

I bet all the mac users use mozilla, safari, or opera anyways.
I use mozilla myself and I use a pc.

WinPC

Post by WinPC »

The Pfeiffenator wrote:I bet all the mac users use mozilla, safari, or opera anyways.
I use mozilla myself and I use a pc.
If I were a Mac user, I would still use Internet Explorer. And what was the reason for discontinuing Internet Explorer for Mac? I don't pay much attention to Mac stuff, so I wouldn't know.

empireum
Donator
Posts: 3557
Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2006 5:00 pm

Post by empireum »

WinPC wrote:
The Pfeiffenator wrote:I bet all the mac users use mozilla, safari, or opera anyways.
I use mozilla myself and I use a pc.
If I were a Mac user, I would still use Internet Explorer. And what was the reason for discontinuing Internet Explorer for Mac? I don't pay much attention to Mac stuff, so I wouldn't know.
IE/Mac didn't have a wide user-base, the last version (5.2 IIRC) is hopelessly obsolete, and additionally, other much better browsers are available among them Safari, so there was little reason to continue IE development.
Good luck using IE on a Mac when current systems don't even include it anymore.

Andy
User avatar
Administrator
Posts: 12622
Joined: Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:47 am
Location: United Kingdom
Contact:

Post by Andy »

Even when I had a Mac I never used IE. It was only ever FireFox and occasionally to test website compatibility I would use Safari. This news doesn't surprise me anyway. When I owned the Mac I used Office 2003 on it and it was stupidly slow, unbearable infact. I couldn't understand why it was so slow, but then I realised, its either my Mac, or Microsoft making it deliberately slow to annoy Mac users. Who knows. Its probably not deliberate because if anyone ever found out... well, you can only guess where that would go. In the end, the slowness was one of the factors that made me get rid of the Mac. I think IE headed in the same direction and its made Microsoft say, sod it. We can't be bothered. Doing Office is bad enough.

</rambling>

empireum
Donator
Posts: 3557
Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2006 5:00 pm

Post by empireum »

I suppose you're referring to Office 2004 (as there's no 2003 for Mac)? If so, it's slow because it's running in Rosetta. 2008 is Universal and much faster, still, a bit slow for my taste occasionally.

Andy
User avatar
Administrator
Posts: 12622
Joined: Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:47 am
Location: United Kingdom
Contact:

Post by Andy »

empireum wrote:I suppose you're referring to Office 2004 (as there's no 2003 for Mac)? If so, it's slow because it's running in Rosetta. 2008 is Universal and much faster, still, a bit slow for my taste occasionally.
Yes sorry, 2004. I also tried 2008 but it was equally slow. Must have been the Mac then?

Vista Ultimate R2
User avatar
FTP Access
Posts: 2393
Joined: Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:06 pm

Post by Vista Ultimate R2 »

2008 is quite slow to load for me, though not bad once it's loaded (on a PPC G4) - 2008 should definitely feel faster than 2004 if being used on an Intel Mac though. I don't think MS Office is particularly slow on Macs, though it certainly doesn't load as fast as the Windows version.


As for IE, I think OS X 10.2 Jaguar was the last that included it (yes, Apple actually used to include Microsoft products in their OS, with the big "E" right there in the Dock on a new installation of OS X! (including IE with Mac OS was part of the deal that Apple did with MS where MS bought large amounts of Apple stock to stop them going bankrupt in '97)) as Safari was released as a download for 10.2 and then included with 10.3 and later. You can of course download and install it on the newer versions and it should even run in Rosetta on an Intel Mac, but it doesn't work especially well with some modern websites as it's so many years since it was last updated now.
Image

WinPC

Post by WinPC »

empireum wrote:
WinPC wrote:
The Pfeiffenator wrote:I bet all the mac users use mozilla, safari, or opera anyways.
I use mozilla myself and I use a pc.
If I were a Mac user, I would still use Internet Explorer. And what was the reason for discontinuing Internet Explorer for Mac? I don't pay much attention to Mac stuff, so I wouldn't know.
IE/Mac didn't have a wide user-base, the last version (5.2 IIRC) is hopelessly obsolete, and additionally, other much better browsers are available among them Safari, so there was little reason to continue IE development.
Good luck using IE on a Mac when current systems don't even include it anymore.
I'm not a Mac user, I'm a PC user, what I wrote was just supposing if I were a Mac user, (which I'm not).

empireum
Donator
Posts: 3557
Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2006 5:00 pm

Post by empireum »

WinPC wrote:
empireum wrote:
WinPC wrote:
The Pfeiffenator wrote:I bet all the mac users use mozilla, safari, or opera anyways.
I use mozilla myself and I use a pc.
If I were a Mac user, I would still use Internet Explorer. And what was the reason for discontinuing Internet Explorer for Mac? I don't pay much attention to Mac stuff, so I wouldn't know.
IE/Mac didn't have a wide user-base, the last version (5.2 IIRC) is hopelessly obsolete, and additionally, other much better browsers are available among them Safari, so there was little reason to continue IE development.
Good luck using IE on a Mac when current systems don't even include it anymore.
I'm not a Mac user, I'm a PC user, what I wrote was just supposing if I were a Mac user, (which I'm not).
I know.

Hrimfaxi
User avatar
FTP Access
Posts: 333
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:28 am

Post by Hrimfaxi »

Vista Ultimate R2 wrote: As for IE, I think OS X 10.2 Jaguar was the last that included it (yes, Apple actually used to include Microsoft products in their OS, with the big "E" right there in the Dock on a new installation of OS X!
No, a fresh install of Panther includes internet explorer..its just not in the dock.

Seven

Post by Seven »

When I had my PowerBook G4... I didn't have problems with Microsoft Office. It ran fairly normal for me.

Post Reply