Microsoft Upgrades Internet Explorer For Mac OS X To Version 5.2

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Microsoft has at long last released an upgraded version of Internet Explorer for Mac OS X. The new version, 5.2, included support for Quartz text smoothing, something that Apple made possible for Carbon apps in Mac OS X 10.1.5. Quartz text smoothing makes Web pages look substantially better, and it was previously available only to Cocoa apps such as OmniWeb from The OmniGroup. It also includes the most recent security patches. From Microsoft:

Whether youire searching for information, tracking online auctions, or browsing Web pages, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.2 for Mac OS X makes it easy to make the most of the Web. With Mac-first innovations — such as Internet Scrapbook, which lets you collect pictures, receipts, and more — Internet Explorer makes the Web easy and fun. And perhaps best of all, itis free!

This latest version — version 5.2 — provides all the latest security and performance enhancements for Internet Explorer 5 for Mac OS X and a new home page — www.msn.com — for Internet Explorer. It also provides support for the new Quartz™ text smoothing feature provided in Mac OS X version 10.1.5 and later, so text on your screen is easier to read.

Note   Internet Explorer 5.2 for Mac OS X is not compatible with Mac OS 9.x or earlier. It requires features that are available only in Mac OS X. If you use Mac OS 8.1 to 9.x, you can download and install Internet Explorer 5.1.4 for Mac OS 8.1 to 9.x.

You can find more information and download links for Internet Explorer 5.2 at Microsoftis Mactopia Web site.

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