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New Year Resolution: No More Support for Mac IE

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 Apple's Safari.

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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.

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