New Year Resolution: No More Support for Mac IE
- By Stuart J. Johnston
- December 22, 2005
Microsoft reaffirmed this week that, with the stroke of midnight on Dec. 31,
Apple Mac versions of Internet Explorer will no longer be supported.
“In accordance with published support lifecycle policies, Microsoft will
end support for Internet Explorer for Mac on Dec. 31, 2005, and will provide
no further security or performance updates,” according to statements on
the Redmond giant’s Web site. Hotfix support is no longer available for
Mac IE either.
Additionally, as of Jan. 31, 2006, Internet Explorer for the Mac will no longer
be available for download from Mactopia, Microsoft’s Mac Web site. The
company recommends that Mac IE users migrate to more recent browsers such as
Stuart J. Johnston has covered technology, especially Microsoft, since February 1988 for InfoWorld, Computerworld, Information Week, and PC World, as well as for Enterprise Developer, XML & Web Services, and .NET magazines.