Microsoft recommends more modern browser

I'll admit that I experienced a tiny disturbance in the force when I heard that Microsoft will end support for Internet Explorer on Apple computers. But then when I saw:

Microsoft will end support for Internet Explorer for Mac on December 31st, 2005, and will provide no further security or performance updates.

I chuckled at the reference to security and performance updates. IE seems to bring our old powerbook and every other computer within a 5km radius to a screeching halt as it swaps itself in as though it owned the memory resources of the planet. I suspect that no one has willingly chosen IE for the past 5 years. Only those with no alternative would use it. Fortunately there are alternatives. From Microsoft's announcement:

It is recommended that Macintosh users migrate to more recent web browsing technologies such as Apple's Safari.

Apple Browsers with recent technologies such as tabbed browsing, configurable popup blocking and lightning speed include safari, firefox, mozilla, netscape, opera... in fact practically every web browser except for Internet Explorer. I wonder if this will help convince web developers to develop standards compliant web sites. Or will they continue ignoring the growing alternative browser and Apple market share?
Comments:

Brian, "Lucky Mac users!" While updating the Windows XP partition on my clients 'dual booting' computer I observed NIS 2006 indicate a WORM titled "backdoor.???" had attached itself to Redmond's latest corrective code. Mac users are now forced (thankfully) to browse the web 'safely' with Gates and Co. blessing. Enjoy the Holiday's!

Posted by William R. Walling on December 20, 2005 at 03:33 PM GMT+00:00 #

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