Microsoft has announced that as from December 31, they will cease to support the Mac OS X version of Internet Explorer. The company is recommending that Mac OS X users browse the Net with Apple's Safari instead. The Mac version of IE is pretty out of date, and has not had an update in three years hardly the kind of thing suitable for todays Internet, which is plagued with all sorts of security hole exploiting badness.

Web sites designed to work only with IE might have a problem; however more and more developers are looking to create Web sites that are standards-compliant and browser-independent, in order to avoid losing a large proportion of the market which incidentally does not use IE.