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Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 for OS X

IE8 for OS X wherefore art thou?
You probably saw the news earlier that Microsoft officially released Internet Explorer 8 at noon eastern time today. You probably also know that there is no OS X version of the software because there hasn’t been an OS X version of Internet Explorer for several years now (even though it used to be the default browser of the Mac OS back in the day).

That being said, when I went to look at the actual Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 download page now that it is live, it still struck me as odd that there is no OS X version available (not to mention Linux version). Every other major browser out there is available for both Windows and OS X, even Apple’s own Safari. Sure, Google Chrome isn’t OS X yet, but Google keeps swearing it’s coming. So why no return of IE to OS X? A whole slew of their other software is available for OS X (see Microsoft’s Mactopia site), so why not IE8? Just a thought…

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  • Derek van Vliet 3/19/2009, 1:21 pm

    If they put out an OS X version then I would have no more need for Windows. IE is the last thing holding me to Windows. I wonder how many other people are in the same boat. Perhaps that is why Microsoft will not make it cross-platform.

  • cksthree 3/19/2009, 1:30 pm

    They could just make it work like old IE on Mac, where things were still only IE for Windows compatible and people still had to keep paying for Windoze. ;-b

  • Derek van Vliet 3/19/2009, 1:33 pm

    Absolutely! … as long as I can have my cake and eat it too.

  • pizztree 4/11/2009, 9:19 am

    Why would you possibly want to use ie over firefox? As a browser Safari, even Firefox is vastly superior.

  • Derek van Vliet 4/11/2009, 9:58 am

    I don't want to. I need to.

  • Jon Hermansen 5/21/2009, 10:31 am

    Use Darwine to run IE, assuming you have an Intel Mac. Come on, you guys are supposed to be nerds…

  • Jon Hermansen 5/21/2009, 10:34 am

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