“In the latest twist in the twenty five year long poker game between Apple and Microsoft, the impeccably reliable Nick de Plume of Think Secret suggests that Microsoft’s Macintosh Business Unit has halted work on Internet Explorer 6 for Mac OS X… Nick suggests the suspension of this major rewrite may be a resource problem, with Microsoft management wanting to commit to MSN Explorer instead. But which ever way you slice it, this very much looks like a work-to-rule. A realistic audience for MSN amongst Apple users is optimistically in the low six figures, while every new Mac purchaser is a potential Internet Explorer user: a far larger number. So the decision looks like Microsoft responding to Apple’s message of “we can do this ourselves” in kind,” reports Andrew Orlowski for The Register. Full article here.
MacDailyNews take: Microsoft Internet Explorer for Mac? What’s that?