REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 24, 1998 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the immediate worldwide availability of Microsoft® Internet Explorer 4.01 for HP-UX, the first Microsoft browser for this UNIX platform. Internet Explorer for HP-UX joins Internet Explorer for Sun Solaris in demonstrating Microsoft’s commitment to provide corporations with premier browsing technologies optimized for UNIX users.
“Like Microsoft’s other cross-platform solutions, Internet Explorer for HP-UX was developed from the ground up for the native operating environment,”
said Rob Bennett, group product manager in the personal and business systems group at Microsoft.
“Business users can now get the benefits of the most powerful and easy-to-use Web browser along with their familiar HP-UX experience.”
Today, Microsoft is also announcing the availability of Internet Explorer 4.01 for Sun Solaris. Key updates in this latest version include stability and performance improvements and IMAP4 support for Outlook Express. Microsoft offers corporations, content developers and users worldwide a complete browsing solution across all major platforms, including the Windows® 95, Windows 98, Windows NT® , Windows 3.1, Macintosh and UNIX operating systems.
Internet Explorer Delivers Premier Browsing and E-Mail Solution for UNIX Users
Internet Explorer for HP-UX delivers an experience that HP-UX users will immediately recognize. For example, the look of the HP-UX interface has been captured, enabling users to take immediate advantage of Internet Explorer without having to relearn simple tasks or work in an unfamiliar environment. In addition, Internet Explorer for HP-UX is extensible, so IT managers can plug in their favorite HP-UX Internet applications for e-mail, news or editing, and users can access them directly from their browser.
“The time that Microsoft has taken to build Internet Explorer specifically for UNIX customers has paid off,”
said Ed Woodrick, consultant at EDCOM Communications LLC, a full service networking and messaging company in Atlanta, Ga.
“Its optimization for the UNIX platform has enabled us to provide our employees with a top-notch browser while avoiding the training costs associated with rolling out a new application.”
Internet Explorer for HP-UX includes the following key features:
Best-of-breed browser. Internet Explorer for HP-UX makes Web browsing fast, easy and secure. Users can get the information they need faster than ever by taking advantage of unique features such as Explorer Bars to easily locate, browse and manage their favorite Web sites. Users can also take the Web with them wherever they go with offline browsing support, which enables them to view Internet content even when they are not connected to the Internet. In addition, enhanced security with Security Zones gives IT managers advanced control over content downloaded to users’ computers, to ensure safer surfing.
Complete communication with Outlook Express. Like the browser, this version of Outlook
Express has been built from the ground up specifically for the UNIX platform. Users can enjoy its simple and customizable interface, HTML e-mail support and multiple e-mail account support, while IT managers can rest assured that it can integrate seamlessly with their standards-based e-mail system. Outlook Express provides complete support for the latest e-mail and newsgroup standards, including IMAP4, SMTP, POP3, LDAP, SSL and NNTP.
Ability to develop and view the widest array of content. Extensive support in Internet Explorer for the latest Internet standards helps ensure that users can view the most exciting content on the Web today. Internet Explorer for HP-UX supports key technologies such as Dynamic HTML, HTML 4.0, Extensible Markup Language (XML), ECMA Script (JScript
development software) and channel definition format (CDF) to provide corporate developers with a unified platform for authoring cutting-edge Web content and Internet applications viewable across Internet Explorer browsers.
Corporations Can Immediately Customize, Deploy and Manage Internet Explorer for UNIX
Corporations can immediately take advantage of the award-winning Internet Explorer Administration Kit to customize, deploy and manage Internet Explorer 4.01 for HP-UX and Internet Explorer 4.01 for Sun Solaris along with the other versions of Internet Explorer. By standardizing on one browser across all platforms, organizations can reduce training, development and support costs as well as their total cost of ownership. The Internet Explorer Administration Kit offers the ability to maintain all versions of Internet Explorer from a central location to ensure consistency, security and network compatibility of the browsers in the enterprise.
Pricing and Availability
Internet Explorer 4.01 for HP-UX and Internet Explorer 4.01 for Solaris can be downloaded free of charge from Microsoft’s Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/ie/download/ (connect-time charges may apply). Additional class libraries, documentation and technologies that are not part of the download are available through the Microsoft Developer Network at ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/developr/msdn/unsup-ed/. For information on Microsoft Internet Explorer for UNIX, visit the Microsoft Internet Explorer Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/ie/unix/ie40/ . The Microsoft Internet Explorer Administration Kit can be downloaded free of charge from http://ieak.microsoft.com/ (connect-time charges may apply).
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