REDMOND, Wash., June 17, 2002 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of Microsoft®
Internet Explorer 5.2 for Mac OS X, the latest update to the most popular browser available for the Macintosh operating system. The update includes a number of enhancements that make the browsing experience better for customers using Mac OS X. For example, using Quartz text smoothing, Internet Explorer 5.2 now provides smooth display of text, making Web sites easier to read. The free* download is available at http://www.microsoft.com/mac/.
The release is the latest in a series of announcements from Microsoft that show a continued commitment to the Macintosh platform. Other recent announcements include the release of Microsoft Office v. X Service Release 1 and MSN®
Messenger 3.0 for Mac.
“We’ve had overwhelming response from customers using our products for the Mac and remain committed to building the best software solutions on the Mac platform,”
said Kevin Browne, general manager of the Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft.
“We think people will be extremely pleased with the new rendering abilities of Internet Explorer. Our goal is to continue to provide the best browser available for the Mac platform.”
The system requirements for Internet Explorer 5.2 for Mac OS X are as follows:
Processor: Macintosh Power PC
Operating system: Mac OS X version 10.1 or later (for Quartz text smoothing to work, users need version 10.1.5 or higher)
Memory: 128 MB of RAM
Hard disk: 19.8 MB available
Programs: Apple QuickTime version 5.0.2 or later
Modem: 9600bps modem (28.8 Kbps or faster recommended)
Internet access: Internet connection through either an Internet service provider (ISP) or a network. Internet access may require a fee to an ISP; local or long-distance telephone charges may also apply.
Pricing and Availability
Internet Explorer 5.2 for Mac is currently available as a free* download at http://www.microsoft.com/mac/.
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