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Internet Explorer free download for Mac

Internet Explorer

5.2.3
16 October 2019

Microsoft Web browser for Mac OS X.

Overview

Note: Internet Explorer X is no longer under development and is a piece of legacy software.

Tired of Safari? Well, you are in luck then because you can now download Internet Explorer for Mac! This might seem a little counterintuitive at first because Mac users would never need to use Microsoft’s previous flagship browser, right? 

This is certainly true for new websites, especially those that need a modern web browser and modern security features, but sometimes an older browser is necessary. For this reason, you can now download Internet Explorer for Mac OS X, and it's free.

There are legacy websites that still use Flash and Java, so Internet Explorer still has a target audience of websites that it can be used with. Mac Internet Explorer works just as you would expect, and it does a good job at rendering websites and basic navigation. 

We need to address the elephant in the room here though because there is one big problem with trying to run Internet Explorer on your Mac in 2019: there is no active development for the browser in macOS. So, what gives?

The answer is that Microsoft provides the ability for anyone to download the browser in a virtualized for via its ModernIE service. 

This is aimed at developers that wish to test features in older browsers, but there’s nothing stopping you from running it as a user.

Internet Explorer Versions

There are currently 4 different versions of Internet Explorer available from the Microsoft Developer website. These are Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, and Internet Explorer 11.

Virtualization Formats Available

Your choice here will depend on your preferred virtualization platform. Microsoft has created virtual machines for VMWare, Vagrant, VirtualBox, Hyper V, and of course, Parallels. Mac users will probably be most familiar with Parallels as it offers seamless integration with MacOS.

Compatibility

Because there is no native Mac OS support for Internet Explorer there needs to be an intermediate layer between the OS and Internet Explorer. This is why virtual machines are used as a way to overcome the lack of active development for the Operating System.

Features

Internet Explorer 11 is the highest version that you can run with this particular solution, and it seems to run flawlessly. Opening web pages to test glitches and errors is very easy thanks to the familiar layout of Internet Explorer.

What's new in Internet Explorer

Version 5.2.3:
  • Internet Explorer Version 11
  • Legacy Support for Older Websites
  • Private Browsing
  • Reading Mode
  • Download Resume Function
  • Enhanced Error Reporting

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FAQ

Can you download Internet Explorer on Mac?
There are several options that will allow you to run Microsoft Internet Explorer on your Mac, but not many that take the virtualization route and allow it to run so easily. There are also older projects that you can try out, but this seems to be the most practical way to do it.
Can you use Internet Explorer on Mac?
Yes, you can. However, there is no active development on the older native installers for Mac OS. This is largely due to the fact that Apple developed its own browser which is still being used by Apple users by default, which is called Safari.
How do you install =Internet Explorer on a Mac computer?
At present the best way to install Internet Explorer on a Mac computer is to use a tool such as zip64 and then extract the installation file from the Microsoft download. Once it is installed then you will need to extract the data from the downloaded archive.
What is the latest version of Internet Explorer for Mac?
The latest available version through this method is Internet Explorer version 11, although there is also a Microsoft Edge virtual machine that can also be downloaded and installed if you need something a little more modern and without too much extra work.
Is Safari the same as Internet Explorer?
No, it is not the same. Internet Explorer no longer has active development, so it lacks many of the modern features that Safari has. Internet Explorer works well in this kind of deployment so users can enjoy an Internet Explorer browsing experience on a Mac.

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Derekcurrie
16 October 2019

Most helpful

Maybe there is some compelling reason to use this old thing? But Microsoft themselves suggest NOT using Internet Explorer ever. It's got a lot of known security holes. It doesn't render modern web code. Microsoft even gave up on its successor 'Edge' and replaced their rendering engine with Chromium's (Google Chrome, etc.). IOW: Avoid this.
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Version 5.2.3
Derekcurrie
16 October 2019
Maybe there is some compelling reason to use this old thing? But Microsoft themselves suggest NOT using Internet Explorer ever. It's got a lot of known security holes. It doesn't render modern web code. Microsoft even gave up on its successor 'Edge' and replaced their rendering engine with Chromium's (Google Chrome, etc.). IOW: Avoid this.
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Version 5.2.3
hemantarya116
10 February 2016
You can use Internet Explorer on yourac free of cost. You just need to download a software named as winebottler. For more information just check it out here http://teensubway.com/internet-explorer-on-mac/
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Version 5.2.3
MacHow2-Com
05 May 2013
If you still need IE for Mac, download this modified version for Lion and Mountain Lion: http://machow2.com/download-internet-explorer-for-mac/ It works on the latest Macs including all Intel Macs. It installs instantly without having to setup a virtual machine so anyone should be able to install it easily.
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Version 5.2.3
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irvingwood
irvingwood
30 July 2014
I’ve been using Lighning for weeks now and it’s really good. Fast, stable, with split-screen function, I now use it as my primary browser. Of course it has limitations, but not anywhere near as frustrating as Safari and Firefiox, which are hopeless. Constant crashes, stalled web pages, endless pin-wheels.
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rrb1952
31 October 2012
This crap I just downloaded is asking me to BUY it! Is this NUTS or is this N-U-T-S!??
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Version 5.2.3
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Tanner1294
Tanner1294
09 March 2013
What's nuts is that you're even trying to download this in the first place. If you need an OS 9 web browser go for Classilla.
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Jobby
06 April 2009
How odd. The macupdate.com RSS feed's just shown there's a new version of Internet Explorer, but coming to this page shows that there isn't. Hopefully all the Microsoft folks are busy getting macro support back into Office :)
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Version 5.2.3
G4ff3r
01 November 2007
Why use this at all? You may be under the impression that by viewing sites using ie5mac, you're viewing them as windows IE viewers are. You're not. IE for windows (ALL versions) uses a completely different rendering engine called Trident....whereas ie5mac (and that alone) uses Tasman. It's about as similar to IE windows as Firefox is to Safari. So remember, if you're coding a website with ie5mac, you are only catering for ie5 mac users alone and no-one else....IE windows users (even ie 5 win) are completely different browsers. Now that that's sorted, on to the browser itself. In a few words ----- HOPELESSLY BROKEN. At the time, it was quite advanced with CSS, but it's time has passed. Not even M$ themselves support it anymore and it wasn't used anywhere else except in "MSN for OSX" which has also been discontinued long long ago (not to be confused with Messenger for OSX - a different program). Not only that but it has to be the WORST browser in the world when it comes to JavaScript compliance. I've lost count of the number of internet sites this PoS cannot load. In fact, the only way to code a webpage for IE win compatibility is to test it on a windows machine itself (or using something like parallels).....there is NOTHING on the mac currently that uses the Trident layout engine....including this junk. It's time to move on people......why use a program that effectively has it's own proprietary engine not used anywhere else, that virtually no-one uses for "proper" internet surfing (maybe 0.001% of all internet traffic at most at a guess?) and further, one that the creators themselves have stopped supporting...?................. P.S. I have yet to come across a site that doesn't work with one of either Safari/Opera/Firefox..... ......but maybe that's just me :)
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Version 5.2.3
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Jack3the3ripper3
Jack3the3ripper3
09 June 2008
hey my name is spenser and i have the old imac the one that is just a moniter and it has color well any ways dont know if you check this anymore but i am wanting advice on a better internet on this computer than internet explorer since you hae it so much im on your side and the other ones dont work on my computer so i think you are coming acros one please e-mail me back spenser
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Version 5.2.3
Gren
11 March 2007
I just wanted to verify...the version of IE for OS X I have is 5.2.3 (5815.1)...is this the last rev they created? Personally, I have always hated IE...Safari and Firefox are infinitely better (tho I wish Firefox had the speed Safari does...it has far more functionality than Safari)...yet some websites *STILL* insist on IE being used, while I generally immediately close those sites, there is one I can not live without ( http://www.alibaba.com/ ) and only one function of it requires the use of IE :( So if anyone could let me know what their Internet Explorer > About Internet Explorer window shows as the version, I would be most grateful :) ::nico gren::
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
26 March 2005
I've found IE very problematic contastantly quites because of errors and is very unstable! As others have mentioned it seems incompatable with hotmail due to the changes they have made. However I have managed to access my hotmail still, but only using Instant messenger or entourage.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
27 January 2005
i cant open my internet explorer 5.2 on my mac so how can i fix it
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Version 5.2.3
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
27 January 2005
"i cant open my internet explorer" Sounds like a blessing and not a curse.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
23 January 2005
Microsoft has stopped any further development of the Internet Explorer for Mac OS X as of beginning 2004. The final release 5.2.3 dates from 2003-06-16. This application has thus to be considered both very out-of-date and DANGEROUS as security issues are neither tracked nor resolved anymore. In other words: DON'T USE INTERNET EXPLORER ANYMORE! Use Safari, Camino, Mozilla, OmniWeb or Opera instead.
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Version 5.2.3
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Anonymous
Anonymous
24 July 2005
Microsoft sucks big time. What a bunch of idiots!
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
Anonymous
09 August 2005
Who cares,IE sucks anyways.You will never catch me using this browser.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
04 October 2004
no matter how much some hate it but its stable. never crushed, lounches faster then mozilla has loads of good features.
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Version 5.2.3
Bob_weiner
13 July 2004
Slow, but a necessary evil for web-designers to insure that their site will render on all browsers. Since the arrival of Safari and Firefox, Explorer is all but banished from my Mac's hard drive. I don't really miss it much, either.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
26 February 2004
I was struggling with certain sites taking forever to load - over 2 minutes and counting. I had thought it was a problem with my isp but, after further testing, turns out it was IE 5.2.3. As soon as I switched to Safari, all those problem sites loaded as quick as a flash. In fact, Safari loads pages a lot quicker than Explorer anyway.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
12 February 2004
Never crashed on my QuickSilver (G4). My OS is 10.2.8.
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Version 5.2.3
Joel Nelson
28 January 2004
Switch to Safari or Mozilla. IE doesn't have pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, or other features found in the newer programs. There aren't going to be upgrades to IE X so it's probably time to move on unless you are using a website that requires IE.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
01 January 2004
I used to use IE as my backup browser for sites that wouldn't load correctly on Safari or Mozilla. Haven't used it in a while, and now the browser crashes on load. When I did have it working in the past, many times a site that was up would have to be reloaded. This is not a good browser. Safari is far more superior. It is up to the web developers to test their sites across ALL platforms and web clients.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
30 December 2003
This would be a good app if it didn't crash every 2 minutes. I don't like Safari - I don't like the interface, and the anti-aliasing makes things butt-ugly in my opinion, but I might have to start using it.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
02 December 2003
Crashes on launch. Move its support files, reinstall. Crashes on launch. Mac OS X 10.2.8
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
30 November 2003
'Popular web browser' is going to have to go - MSIE is no longer 'popular' - Safari is.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
14 November 2003
THIS IS VERY UNSTABLE AND ONCE IT HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED THEN CAN NOT CONNECT ANYMORE. ALSO YOU CAN NOT REINSTOLL THE OLD VERSION. YOU HAVE TO STAY WITH OLD VERSION.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
05 October 2003
Same old garbage! And development axed! microslough seems to be incapable creating anything but junk!
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
27 September 2003
Well, I landed in Microsoft hell once again. I downloaded and installed this version. Now, the browser "unexpectedly quits" every time it tries to start up and all the erasing files and reinstalls (I tried six time) won't help. I give up. I'll use Safari and Netscape (the behemoth) from now on and the sooner I never haver to deal with Microsoft stuff, the better.
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Version 5.2.3
Juha Richter
11 September 2003
I have tried Safari, Camino and the other browsers that derive from Mozilla, but IE is still the most serious one that works on most sites. Whatr a pitty that MS has stopped development of IE. It was small, fast and quite Mac like!
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
02 September 2003
I've downloaded it because of some "Windows heavy" site iCab, Netscape, Omniweb and Safari can't display well. Bad duck, IE is worse. I can't believe it, Mozilla displays these pages better than IE. And speed is horrible. The GUI is nice, that's all. I've trashed it and I won't regret it. RIP.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
21 July 2003
All I have to say is, good riddance Microsoft. Using Safari as an excuse to shelve the Mac version of IE 6 is ironic considering that you muscled Netscape out of the picture years ago. At the time when Bill Gates and Steve Jobs did that patent cross-licensing deal, most people knew Microsoft's committment to the Macintosh was a trojan horse.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
05 July 2003
I totally agree with CJmac; Safari is a puppy. IE is great eventhough M$ may not be. IE is fast, small and compatible.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
01 July 2003
IE for Mac is still not up to scratch with IE for PC when it comes to compatibility. Do not compare it to IE 5.2 for Windows because you'll be disappointed. If you're looking for a browser that is most compatible, I would strongly recommend Mozilla or Safari over Internet Explorer for Mac.
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Version 5.2.3
CJmac
20 June 2003
I always get a belly laugh when people compare Safari to IE. Sure Safari looks promising but it chokes on MX standards like Flash content inside of Shockwave movies, iFrames, dhtml and a slew of other little burps that leave it not ready for prime time. IE is the industry standard, and for good reason. Piss, moan and say what you will, IE is still the king of browsers. Market share dominance in this field is measured in compatibility and ease of use and IE has it all. Safari is still a puppy in this arena.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
18 June 2003
This made a permissions mess! That said, it is faster and very stable. Safari is nice but it's still a beta, and Camino is causing some kind of hash error, what ever that is. IE is missing some things but is still a good browser, it works very well with iDisk page building and draw's out page's the way there ment to be seen. I'll will no doubt get bashed by my good review of IE, but it is my review and it is a good browser.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
18 June 2003
I can't even get it to install. One copy wouldn't launch the installer. Another launches, but it just won't install. This occurs on two separate, up to date macs that normally run IE and Safari and perform flawlessly otherwise.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
18 June 2003
It's hard to believe, but at one time IE was the best overall browser for OS X. Not any more. Safari leaves it in the dust. But it still competes fairly well with the other OS X browsers. It has more features than Camino and iCab, renders CSS better than Omniweb, and starts-up faster than Netscape/Mozilla. The real problems are two-fold. No tabbed browsing and a memory leak problem (at least 5% of CPU when idle [to be fair, Mozilla/Netscape suffer an even worse problem in this regard]). I could give it a stronger recommendation if it handled javascript as well as IE 6.0 on Windows, but even here it falls short. I think we're fast approaching the day when this will be a superfluous browser. I only keep it around for the occassional website that won't interact with Safari or Camino (and usually they won't interact with IE either!).
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
18 June 2003
I don't know about anyone else, but I just updated my permissions. The permission changes just kept rolling and rolling on and on-like they were all set wrong when it got to Internet Explorer app. Anyone else see this?
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Version 5.2.3
Hugo
17 June 2003
So long Microsoft. I've been waiting for the day when Safari takes over as defould browser. Time to bring out the champagne.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
17 June 2003
Last update for Macintosh. Bye Microsux, so long, losers. Safari, Mozilla, iCab keep on working. Hope web designers won't be blind: there are good browsers around, not only IE.
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Version 5.2.3
Ldentis
17 June 2003
I'm an Italian Mac user and I've to use IE because quite all the websites I visit work better with IE (maybe they're developed by Windows users?!?). And, btw, IE is still the unique webbrowser included in OS X CDs.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
17 June 2003
No one else has made as easy a AUCTION MANAGER for eBay built into their webbrowser. You have to give them points for that! It also allows us webdesigners to see what our site are going to look like partially for windows users. It is very slow and for general surfing I use Safari now.
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Version 5.2.3
MacMan X
17 June 2003
Come on guys, review it as the actual product. It does exactly what's advertised, but it could have a few more features. These Devs are working on an extremely limited supply and budject (5 Macs between IE, MS Office, MSN, and the other Mac products). At least they're still trying to put out something for you guys. They could have given up years ago. Show some support. They're aren't the beast, they're trying to make the beast work for us. I respect the Mac developers at Microsoft and thank them for their quality work with limited resources (opposed to popular belief, they have a limited budget and limited supplies), loyalty, and determination to a community that would otherwise reject them entirely. Thanks for sticking around.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
17 June 2003
IE is nothing compaired to Safari. Leave it for use by the poor Windows users who have no better option.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
17 June 2003
HoHum! It's useful to read the occasional help file that calls up IE. Pretty ordinary now. It's good to see the Microsft guys still take a bit of time to attend to Macintosh owner needs, with only 3% of the market I guess I'm grateful. If you use this make sure to heed Richard's advice to use Disk Utility to Repair Permissions. I worry more and more each day about the hubris displayed by Apple. I guess they can always ditch computers when they price themselves out of the market and sell online music. Again, IE - just worth having and that's all.
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Version 5.2.3
LabRat
17 June 2003
MacRumors said something about a week ago that this will be the last release of IE, i dont know if they meant 5.2.3, or 5.x... (http://www.labratonline.tk)
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
17 June 2003
If you do install this on your machine, be sure to use Disk Utility to Repair Permissions. Mine had two pages of repairs! Shame.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
16 June 2003
Security still not good enough to cannect to Canada's largest online bank, BMO.com whille all other browser can! Besides, I'm hooked on TAB browsing now and IMHO, Camino wins this hands down. So IE will be on my machine for partly previewing my web creations, but that's all. Used to be my number one!
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
16 June 2003
Why don't we get version 6? As a designer, it would be nice if the basic problems with javascript variables, plug-in communication, invisible object padding and auto download would finally be dealt with. I've never liked the choice of either excluding features or excluding browsers from a site.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
16 June 2003
OMG - That screenshot is ancient! Is that what MU used to look like? WOW! What an improvement - Way to go MacUpdate! Now about IE - I think it's an acceptable decision on MS' part to terminate, especially since they intend to integrate the browsing function *even more* completely with the OS than they already have. I think we may see Apple doing something similar, and to an extent have with iTunes Music Store. This is one of the reasons we have standards, however, and it is my hope that Apple and Microsoft both implement the standards without deviation. I hope that we don't see the lines blur between plugin architecture and actual programs running inside the browser - but I am sure that we will, and already have to some extent. I fear Safari isolation and exclusion. I fear divergence from standards. I fear anti-trust behavior, with no repercussions. I fear implementation of server features designed for exclusivity of the MS platform. Here's to hope.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
16 June 2003
Well, I suppose this is Microsoft's swan song. So from me to you: don't let the door hit ya where the dog shoulda bit ya. (At least they seem to have figured out IDI-enabled disk images.)
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
16 June 2003
To be fair, when the MSIE 5.23 installer asked for your admin password, it used the 'Authorization Trampoline' MacOSX API. This is how Apple wants it -- it makes sure that Microsoft 'plays honest' with your password. At least MacBU had enough clue to do that. (see my rant down below about lack of changelog).
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
16 June 2003
Camino 0.7 is by far the best browser for me (G3 iBook, OS 10.2.6). It's quick, stable and links to this MS d/l address just fine...
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
16 June 2003
How interesting---the download link gets a 404 message with Safari, but works just fine with Explorer 5. This kind of game-playing is exactly what makes MS such a $%&# hateful company!
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Version 5.2.3
Fhoward
16 June 2003
Online banking is MUCH EASIER w/5.2.3!
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
16 June 2003
Reeks of Microsoft. No choice, I have to use it for work (grrr), but it works just fine. There are plenty of reasons to pummel Microsoft, but I don't think this app is one of them - it's well done, even if it doesn't follow the Mac aesthetic. It's usable from my corporate network where Safari is only partially so.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
16 June 2003
I think the only legitimate reason why people still tolerate IE is because, for some really wacko reason, they think they have no other choices...which might be understandable since MS is known to put other competing products out of business. IE 5 is slower than Netscape ever was.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
16 June 2003
If you read the M$ description of what this update is for you would see that they claim to have fixed some problems for enterprise users under IIS servers. I am one of those people. Our M$ server forces our Mac users to browse with IE and ever since I moved to OSX I have been uable to use 5.2 because of terrible instability. Even 5.0 which is more stable drops images on almost every page. 5.2.3 fixes these problems. 5.2.3 provides stable fast browsing under M$ IIS server with NTLM authentication. In other words it works. That said, I love Safari and would use it at work if it weren't for M$ proprietary authentication. Try standards-based authentication M$! If M$ is going to drop IE for Mac they need to drop NTLM or corprate users will have NO way to browse the internet.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
16 June 2003
Something else to think about. IE has been alive, for how many years? And Safari for how many MONTHS? Safari is just as good or better as IE, even after a considerably shorter development time!!
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
16 June 2003
WTF?? Safari all the way baby!!! In every way you help Microsoft, you bash Apple's industry. Do you want Apple to die? But whatever, I did a rating of my honest opinion anyway. If I weren't so biased against Microshit, this is what I'd think.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
16 June 2003
Make sure you repair permissions after you run the installer. You will be shocked by the number of files that need to be reset.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
16 June 2003
Well I did download and Install it & I can NOT complain! It is fast stable and sure, way improved! Safari on the other hand is my choice as modern and more Mac orianted browser. As Web Designer I need IE so I do appriciat this upgrade!
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
16 June 2003
Um, MacBU? Have you guys heard of a changelog? Sheesh, to think I interviewed with these guys. Maybe they're better off working on Longhorn. WHAT exactly did you change? Will Longhorn have no release notes as well?
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
16 June 2003
Rumors? It was confirmed! Can you read? Speed for those on ADLS? You mean ADSL? It lacks speed in general and that isn't a recent development. Get a clue.
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Version 5.2.3
153957
16 June 2003
Just tried the latsest version, i dont see any speed improvemts or anything else.. still very slow.. i tried to reach MacUpdate, was slow as Hell... so i just turned on Safari to write tis review.. SOMETIMES IE might be a bit usefull for some sites, but those sites which require it are mostly sites made with M$ or something.. so they Sux anyway,.. Still NO pop-up blocking, NO tabbed browing.. UGLY interface
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
14 June 2003
There's rumours that there won't be another Internet Explorer for Mac. Nevertheless, this browser is the most reliable one when it comes to sloppily programmed websites. Has the best JavaScript out there, which is very useful for non-conform sites. It does lack all the recent developments (tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking, speed for those on ADLS etc.)
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Version 5.2.2
Anonymous
29 May 2003
I'm using 10.1.5 and it's going great... No problems at all...
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Version 5.2.2
Anonymous
10 February 2003
Except for needing to "refresh" every 3-5 pages or so....it works. It doesn't matter what new bells and wistles are in it if it can't display pages reliably
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Version 5.2.2
Cec
09 December 2002
My 'Software Update' program automatically seeks out programs that need updated. It found your upgrade of Internet Explorer 5.2.2 so I tried to update the program. The upgrade failed. After the install attempt my yahoo e-mail account page doesn't load correctly. When I attempt to open the page, it appears to be opening the page, but then (after a fashion) is just stops (sometimes the 'E' in the right hand top corner freezes) - frequently the message list section is blank (the side bar and banner sections always seem to open fine - and in a timely manor). However, if I take my mouse and drag it over the 'blank' area, links will appear in the areas that my mouse traces over. Then eventually the complete page flashed blank and appears complete. This process is not a quick one. Since the program did not download properly I assume this is a glitch cause by the new upgrade and the old program being corrupted. Well, I got another notice from my 'Software Update' saying that I need to update to 5.2.2 - so I attempted another install of the program update. It once again said it could not complete the update. So, I went to macupdate.com and downloaded the updated install program for 5.2.2 and then successfully upgraded the program. I then restarted my computer. However, that did not solve my problem with my yahoo account. It still does the same thing. Have you heard of this problem before? If so, shat can be done?
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Version 5.2.2
Anonymous
05 December 2002
I've only ever used IE only twice and I can only say that is total crap. More buggy rubbish from Microsoft.
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Version 5.2.2
Anonymous
23 October 2002
I agree with md; IE works fine, it is fast and free. There are just some sites that seem to work with IE and not Netscape; otherwise I would've just use only Nedscape X 7.0:)
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Version 5.2.2
Anonymous
20 October 2002
How much better value can there be other than freeware? Why is there such a bunch of whiners here? Personally I prefer Mozilla 1.2/Netscape X 7.0 but do give some credit here - IE works and it is free.
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Version 5.2.2
Anonymous
08 October 2002
Just a very bad and s l o w b r o w s e r !
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Version 5.2.2
Anonymous
04 October 2002
I don't know what the problem is - but this update gets stuck a lot - it's the worst thing I have ever done to my computer since getting it BEWARE!
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Version 5.2.2
Anonymous
30 September 2002
Hey, when will they ever fix the "Content-Disposition" bug ... 5.2.2 an nothing done
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Version 5.2.2
Anonymous
29 September 2002
minus 2 points for still being lame, minux 2 points for not fixing old bugs, minus 10 POINTS for closing my download app for no good reason while I updated it, MINUS 100 points for asking for admin password, and finally, MINUS 10000 POINTS FOR BEING A TYPICAL CRAPPY MICROSOFT PRODUCT. I'm sticking with Chimera
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Version 5.2.2
Nigel Stewart
26 September 2002
Updated and I'm still having the text ghosting problems. Ever since updating to 10.2 on my 500 ibook, I've had to page down or reload pages to see all the text in web pages. What a bummer. I was hoping this update would work since my Mozilla is having window sizing problems.... All I want is a browser that's fast and that works!
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Version 5.2.2
Anonymous
08 July 2002
Slow, buggy... worst browser for X
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Version 5.2.1
Anonymous
07 July 2002
This seems to be IE's "two steps backward" for me. With v5.2 came the occasional missing page content, requiring Select All or refresh. With v5.2.1 the frequency of this has increased while an annoying tendency to freeze with a spinning beachball necessitaring a force-quit has become a regular feature! While always present, this used to be a seldom occurrence, For me, this now happens five or more times daily! I'm evaluating the others... [v5.2.1 on 10.1.5]
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Version 5.2.1
Nomad
06 July 2002
Still the best compromise between performance, funtionality, features and interface. Mozilla, Netscape, OmniWeb, Chimera, Opera and iCab are either buggy, slow, or not free. I am not an MS fan, but to each his own. IE 5 is simply the best browser yet for OS X. ND--MS has explained that the general preferences are left untouched. IE has its own set of preferences. Most installers require admin priviledges...
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Version 5.2.1
Anonymous
06 July 2002
* Unicode support sucks big time * Intrusive installer, needs admin rights and messes with prefs files not belonging to MSIE * Changes users' preferences (home page, PNG) and forces some obsolete apps to be in app support * CSS box model faulty and poor CSS2 support * PARAM elements in OBJECT constructs ignored, which makes it really difficult to pass params to Quicktime (have to be embedded in the QT stuff itself) * Long popup menu lists still exhibit "holes" MSIE used to be an acceptable browser in the vake of Netscape's demise, but it hasn't evolved one single bit in all these years. Now it is *hopelessly* beyond Mozilla, although it is still a better choice than iCab, Opera, OmniWeb and the other jokes. I can only recommend Mozilla. Make it purtier with the Navzilla theme.
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Version 5.2.1
Anonymous
23 June 2002
Ever since I updated to IE 5.2, I keep having to change .png graphics in preferences/file helpers to 'view in browser', over and over. You should only have to do this once, but now IE doesn't remember. What gives? Is there a preferences problem?
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Version 5.2
Anonymous
18 June 2002
Well, what can I say. It's IE 5 with "Quartz" text smoothing. For all of us who noticed the very crude anti-aliasing of text in IE when we converted to OS X, this is for us. You can turn the Quartz smoothing off if you want, so that's cool if you don't like the effect. On most text it looks really crisp & nice. VERY crisp & nice as I'm typing right now as a matter of fact. On some smaller text it can get a little "blurry". But again, you can always turn it off. Overall, a necessary upgrade towards getting OS X absolutely perfect. Download this browser. You have to. By far the best one for OS X. By far.
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Version 5.2
Anonymous
17 June 2002
Ironic - when I try to log into my msn, I get this message: Microsoft® .NET Passport no longer supports the Web browser version you are using. Please upgrade to a current Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 or later, or Netscape Navigator version 4.08 or later.
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Version 5.2
Anonymous
21 May 2002
If I select Internet Explorer X 5.1.4 to download, I get the OS 9 version 5.1.
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Version 5.1.4
Anonymous
15 May 2002
Not too bad in OS X.
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Version 5.1.4
Anonymous
15 May 2002
Not too bad in OS X.
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Version 5.1.4
1•18•20
23 April 2002
NOT WORTH IT! If you've got 5.1.3 X, then keep it until 5.1.5 comes out. This version creates more bugs than it fixes. Secure pages don't load. Characters and images dissapear, and the browser stops responding to forms for some reason
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Version 5.1.4
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20 April 2002
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Version 5.1.4
Anonymous
31 July 2001
Anyone else's Software Update tell you that your System, including IE 5.1b1, is up to date?
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Version 5.1.1
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15 July 2001
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Version 5.1.1
Anonymous
03 June 2001
Good Great for microsft this program is awesome
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Version 5.1.1
Anonymous
28 May 2001
Guess what? Lots of mac uses are still using 8.6 but Microsoft has their head up their butts just like Apple I guess. I was going to switch to iCab anyhow.
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Version 5.1.1
M21
24 May 2001
To be honest, depsite the minor inprovements as mentioned in the article..IF your current version -5.0.- satisfies you and gives you no problems, there's no need to upgrade your browser!
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Version 5.1.1
Pauldunlop
24 May 2001
This version if much improved than the old version. Many, many times more reliable, and faster. As well as that, the simple thing is, it does what it's supposed to !! Scrolling is massively improved, and window resizing has also been sped up slightly. But I would have to say that the biggest improvements are in stability. Unlike the previous version, this one has not crashed once after 4 hours of continuous usage. Never thought I'd say this, but, Good work Microsoft !
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Version 5.1.1
IrnBru001
24 May 2001
It's too early to stop writting for OS 9, and solely for OS X. Another dumb move for Microsoft.
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Version 5.1.1
Dennis C
24 May 2001
This version seems at first useage to be quite a bit slower than the original install IE in OS X. Appears to be very stable, although I did have some problems with the custom toolbar, not changing icons and not able to trash others. Slow seems to be my biggest concern.
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Version 5.1.1