Microsoft Corp. released a new version of its popular Internet Explorer Web browser aimed at users of Mac OS versions prior to Mac OS X. The new Internet Explorer 5.1 for Classic OS is now
ready for download
from Microsoft’s Web site.
“Internet Explorer 5.1 for Mac is much lighter on its feet, with plenty of bug fixes and impressive new stability and versatility,” reported Microsoft.
According to the Read Me file included with the new version, 5.1 sports:
— The new Interface Extras preference panel provides greater control over the Internet Explorer user interface.
— Internet Explorer 5.1 now supports NTLM version 2 authentication in addition to the previous support for NTLM v1.
— This update offers enhanced reliability and compatibility over previous versions of Internet Explorer for Mac.
This release brings Internet Explorer for Classic OS to the same version number used for Microsoft’s Mac OS X version. As always, Internet Explorer is a free download. It’s available in English, in both binary (5.4MB) or binhex (7.3MB) archives. The archives extract to self-mounting disk images; the contents are then dragged to the target hard disk.
System requirements for Internet Explorer 5.1 for Classic call for Mac OS 8.1 or later; 16MB RAM (with Virtual Memory on); 12MB available hard disk space; QuickTime 3.0 or later; Internet software (Open Transport, OT PPP or similar); and a 9600 baud or higher connection to the Internet.