Mac users will drop off the Microsoft radar as far as internet service provision is concerned, with its discontinuation of its MSN for Mac OS X software. As of the 31st of May, Macs and MSN are over. Microsoft will still allow those with their own internet access to pay for a collection of browser-based MyMSN services, including 2GB of Hotmail storage, Encarta Premium and Money Plus, however.

"Beginning 31 May, Microsoft will make changes and no longer support the MSN for Mac OS X Internet Software client," the representative said. A Microsoft representative declined to say how many people subscribe to MSN for the Mac, but said it is "a small number".

"Microsoft will be in regular communication with its MSN for Mac customers to ensure options are clearly communicated and the transition is as smooth as possible," the company said.

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