Support to end Dec. 31
Microsoft has announced it will officially end support for the Mac version of Internet Explorer (IE) browser at the end of the year. The move means that Microsoft will not issue any new security updates or patches for the software and will likely send the relatively small number of Mac IE users to alternatives. Alternatives include Apple's own Safari, or the open-source browsers Mozilla Firefox and Opera. Support for the Mac IE is slated to end Dec. 31. Microsoft will also stop offering downloads of the software at the end of January.
After embracing the Apple platform with its Mac-friendly browser version, Microsoft has been moving away from the market since mid-2003, when it announced it would stop releasing new versions of the software and would phase out all support.
Related: The Mac Observer, TechNewsWorld
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