Colin Barker at ZDNet UK:
That minority of Mac users who are still wedded to browsing with Internet Explorer (IE) need to consider moving to another browser very quickly, as Microsoft is to discontinue support for IE from 31 December.
The news, which came in a statement on Friday, should not have come as a complete surprise to users as Microsoft announced back in June 2003 that it was ending Mac support for IE. Microsoft has not upgraded the software in three years, leaving IE 5 — rather than version 6, as on Windows — as the most recent version available to Mac users.
While IE for Mac will continue to be available for another month after support ends, Microsoft is advising all users to move to “more recent browsing technology such as Apple’s Safari”.
No real surprise here and the potential for anguish seems low since most Mac users are believed to have already moved on.