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Microsoft Debuts its First UNIX Browser

Microsoft announced today the release of Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 for Sun Solaris 2.5 and newer versions of the Solaris UNIX platform.

The latest version of Internet Explorer 4.0 provides UNIX users with a familiar interface that enables them to immediately deploy IE without the need to relearn simple tasks, Microsoft said.

Microsoft IE 4.0 for UNIX provides Solaris customers with features that include Explorer bars, security zones, standards-based Dynamic HTML support, accessibility features for complete operation through the keyboard, and support for JDK 1.1.

"Internet Explorer 4.0 for UNIX was developed from the ground up specifically for UNIX users," said Yusuf Mehdi, director of marketing in the applications and Internet client group at Microsoft, in a statement.

"It combines Internet Explorer's easy, fast and secure browser functionality with native elements of the Motif user interface. Now Solaris customers can finally choose a browser that delivers the best of the Web for UNIX."

Internet Explorer 4.0 for UNIX is available for free download from Microsoft's Web site. At last check today, however, the download site was busy and couldn't be accessed.

In addition to the UNIX platform, Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 is available for the Windows 95, Windows NT, and Windows 3.1 operating systems, and for Macintosh users.



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