Link: Digital Web Magazine – News – Misinformation about the IE7 announcement.
As we understand it there won’t be any version available for the Mac, much less for other platforms other than XP with service pack 2 (“Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows XP Service Pack 2 customers”).
No real surprise, given the success of Safari on the Mac (and the sort-of success of Firefox too). Microsoft has nothing to gain from working on a new version of IE for Mac.
UPDATE: Commenter Charles (see below) suggests using Darwine to run IE6 on the Mac.
And suddenly you get two good ones at the same time. Lots of people are getting very excited about Onfolio 2.0 Preview Release, which is understandable as it’s a very interesting piece of software. Part RSS reader, part search tool, and part note taker, it’s like a combination of FeedDemon and OneNote – but strictly for Web pages.
As I already use both FeedDemon and OneNote, I can’t see me switching – but it’s definitely a product worth trying out.
Joe Wilcox: Get a Life. There’s no IE-Windows Divorce.
I’d like to encourage the news media not to get too carried away with crazy reporting about today’s Internet Explorer 7 pre-announcement. That’s exactly what CNET News.com has done with the story, "Reversal: Next IE Update Divorced from Windows." The story leads with, "Reversing its longstanding policy, Microsoft said on Tuesday that it will ship an update to its browser separately from the next version of Windows."
The headline and lead-in are both misleading. Microsoft hasn’t divorced IE from Windows, nor is it shipping a browser separate from Windows Longhorn based on some policy reversal. Oh, please. Get a life.
Perhaps a little strong there, Joe, but broadly correct