Why IE for Mac?
Here are some bad reasons for getting IE for Mac:
- I don’t know how to use Safari
- I like the way IE works
- My friend recommended IE
- IE is the only browser I’m familiar with
- I’ve had IE on my Mac since 2003
Now that Microsoft no longer supports IE for Mac, it’s very technically complicated to get Internet Explorer running on any Apple computer. The last version of IE for Mac was released in 2003, and security updates stopped back in 2005, so it is very unsafe to run on your computer!
You can get Internet Explorer working on a Mac by using a Windows emulator or a Windows virtual machine, but this should not be undertaken just to avoid learning a new browser, or out of personal preference. Browsers that are safe, supported, and easy to run on a Mac include Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari (the default browser). All of these are getting critical security updates as threats arise, and are optimized to display the internet the way it was meant to be experienced.
Here are some good reasons for getting IE for Mac:
- I need to check my websites for cross-browser compatibility
- My corporate network has software that requires Internet Explorer
- My network administrator requires all web browsing to go through Internet Explorer
When you’re on a corporate network or dealing with very specialized software, sometimes IE is your only choice, even if you’re on a Mac. Checking websites in many different browsers is an important step for anyone involved in web design or development, and services like browsershots don’t provide enough information. If you’re facing any of these problems, check out the welcome page for three different options to get IE on Mac.