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damicatz
18 Dec 2001, 20:17
I just noticed this on the Internet Explorer Webpage
http://www.microsoft.com/unix/ie/default.asp

So they've released Internet Explorer for Unix? Interesting

Mark Hensler
19 Dec 2001, 00:49
ROFL!!

People use UNIX because they want to run from the M$ empire. And now M$ is chasing them into the UNIX world.

You think it's open source? lol!

JamesUS
19 Dec 2001, 06:27
They have been working on that in cooperation with Corel for a while now.

It's certainly not a bad thing. I use Linux on all my servers, but I would love to have IE on them as well. The linux and unix built in browsers are nothing compared to internet explorer.

nuno
19 Dec 2001, 09:32
OMG :eek:

Mark Hewitt
20 Dec 2001, 10:10
As far as I know IE has been available for UNIX for a while not.

But not linux!

Sinecure
20 Dec 2001, 15:52
IE for Redhat, w00t! heheh

e3o1
20 Dec 2001, 18:25
Wow, Internet Explorer for UNIX? That's really interesting.

Joshua Clinard
20 Dec 2001, 23:43
Yes, IE has been available on Unix for a while, but as far as I know, it won't work on any version of Linux.

I had a freind who liked Linux, not because he hated Microsoft, but because he liked tweaking the system.

He wanted IE for Linux.

Wayne Luke
21 Dec 2001, 03:25
Internet Explorer has been available for Unix operating systems since version 3.0. Also Microsoft will compile a corporate version of Internet Explorer for any operating system that is requested.

I have seen it run on Unix and AS/400 OSes. I guess the request for Linux hasn't come about because most companies that use it as their primary network OS used to not have money to spend. We'll see how that goes now that times are changing.

slade
29 Dec 2001, 03:59
Why would you want to use IE for Linux when you have perfectly good alternatives like Mozilla and Netscape. Flame if you want, they are really good, solid browsers.

I used to think that IE was the best out there until I met Mozilla, and bam, I realized that IE is not the most solid best browser out there.

-Vic

-.valkyre
29 Dec 2001, 07:02
lmao

IE for Windows
IE for Mac
IE for Unix
IE for Linix
IE for my ass
Etc..

ethank
30 Dec 2001, 18:10
Originally posted by slade
Why would you want to use IE for Linux when you have perfectly good alternatives like Mozilla and Netscape. Flame if you want, they are really good, solid browsers.

I used to think that IE was the best out there until I met Mozilla, and bam, I realized that IE is not the most solid best browser out there.

-Vic

When Mozilla stops segfaulting and fast-exiting constantly on Linux I'll be happy :)

Till then....

Ethan

Wayne Luke
30 Dec 2001, 18:42
Simply put...

AOL has eliminated all funding for the research and development of new stand-alone browser technology from their corporate budget. This basically means that Netscape is dead. Mozilla may live on but I haven't seen anything that pleases me yet on the Windows version of the application.

I personally don't use Linux at home and won't use Linux at home because the applications I use and the games my children play are not available on Linux. I don't feel like changing my applications and learning new methods simply because it is the cool thing to do right now. I also won't be excluding my children from using the computer. Since there is literally no educational software for Linux for kids between the ages of 5 and 10 (one of which is autistic), then they won't get my business. This is compared to the 300+ titles I now own for the Windows platform which are Kid related educational and entertainment packages. The fact that if I want to use a particular desktop system, some applications are not available is also particularly bothering. Add to this the fact that no Office productivity package offered on Linux comes close to comparing with Microsoft Office's Professional Edition (and yes, I have tried the disc full of garbage called Star Office).

I use Linux as a server because that is one of the standards in the Web Development world. All it does is serve pages. It doesn't have any fancy desktops, no browsers or anything like that. It runs Apache, PHP and MySQL. You can connect to it through Telnet (it is on an internal network) and you can FTP files to it. That is all it does and all it will do. In my mind Linux has no other purpose.

However if Microsoft released their products for Linux and other companies like Adobe and Macromedia followed suit, then I would consider using it for more. Until then I don't want to be bothered with Open Source software that may or may not work and may or may not have support channels available. Now I know you are going to offer alternatives like Gimp.. Trust me, I have tried them all and found them all to be lacking either in support or through the use of non-standard interface practices that make the programs all but unusable. Personally I think Linux has 5-10 years to go before it is a consumer operating system which is what 99% of the households need.

nuno
30 Dec 2001, 22:06
ditto
100% agreed