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#1 21 Dec 2005 20:17

Ethan
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No More Mac IE!!!

We can cheer that Microsoft is finally dropping support for the wicked Mac IE, probably the worst browser created.  Of course some older Mac users (on OS9) still use it, but I think that slowly it will just fad out.

Now we just need to get rid of Windows IE. wink


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#2 22 Dec 2005 4:20

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Re: No More Mac IE!!!

You're being unfair (on the "worst browser created" part), its last rendering engine update was like 5 or 6 years ago and it was actually created like 7 years ago. Nevertheless it did various things, in particular CSS-wise, better than IE6 for Windows. Besides I doubt anything can take the title from Netscape 4, but especially not IE5 for Mac.

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#3 22 Dec 2005 6:53

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Yes, Microsoft failed to update it, which quickly made the product extremely outdated and a royal pain for web developers.


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#4 22 Dec 2005 7:28

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They didn't fail, they consciously didn't. Which is probably even worse. Nevertheless, it's not really like quickly, it got outdated just like a few months before IE6 became outdated (i.e. back in 2003)


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#5 22 Dec 2005 9:27

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I think IE6 was outdated when they released it. wink


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#6 19 May 2006 3:37

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Hurray for Safari!

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#7 19 May 2006 6:36

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and ... Opera. tongue


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#8 19 May 2006 17:07

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and firefox. my mate has an ibook i think and he uses ff tongue


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#9 19 May 2006 17:28

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FF is pretty nice on OS X, as it does match the other OS X apps (that look OS X apps do).


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#10 19 May 2006 19:05

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I have it installed as well, but found it a bit slugish and that was apperantly enough for me to stop using it as my primary and settle with Safari. tongue

Recently I've also used Camino which is a port of FireFox, but with a native Mac look. It's actually pretty cool, but since it no longer uses XUL (the UI engine in FireFox), you can't keep use FireFox's extension, which is unfortunate.

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#11 19 May 2006 20:42

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Firefox is sluggish on every system.  Safari and Opera seem to be much faster.


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#12 19 May 2006 23:42

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It seemed fast enoough on my old Windows laptop... oh well.

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#13 20 May 2006 6:50

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It use to be faster, but with some of the recent updates it just gets slower and slower.


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#14 20 May 2006 7:22

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Better use K-Meleon. Also, interestingly enough, Mozilla (Seamonkey) is faster than Firefox, the application designed because Seamonkey was too slow and bloated...


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#15 22 May 2006 0:51

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I kind of like Camino as well. I'm also checking out Shiira at the moment.

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#16 22 May 2006 6:24

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Shiira is pretty nice, and I like iCab as well.  However, I am rather stuck with Opera and like it.


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#17 22 May 2006 13:02

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opera all the way for me. But i only use 9 at the minute. Cant being doing with being out of date tongue

IE mac didnt do CSS better than IE Windows, its blocked interly from some websites.

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#18 22 May 2006 14:19

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IE Mac was just under the web standards because it was NEVER updated, every.  It was like a left-over shard from the first browser wars.


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#19 24 May 2006 16:03

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Well, Shiira's gone. Back to Safari, Firefox and Camino.

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#20 24 May 2006 16:07

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Did not like it much myself either.


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#21 24 May 2006 17:41

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ff all the way...lol i have also noticed that on first boot that ff is taken longer to load which is kinda of annoying me, i might have to leave my beloved ff frown


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#22 24 May 2006 22:19

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Have you tried Firefox 2 Alpha 2?  I have heard that it really improves on this, although I have not tried it myself.


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