Internet Explorer 5 Beta for UNIX Now Available!
Internet Explorer 5 and Outlook Express Beta are now available for beta testing on both Solaris and HP-UX! This release of Microsoft's award-winning Web browsing technology makes using the Web simpler than ever, more automated, and more flexible to let you use the Web the way you want. In short, Internet Explorer 5 brings Intellisense® to the Web to save you time on the things you do most often.
What is Intellisense?
We focused on meeting the needs of our UNIX customers by implementing the things you asked for, including:
Consistent support for standards. Internet Explorer 5 for UNIX offers the most complete support of Internet standards and technologies, including XML and DHTML. Content developers can take advantage of these technologies across both UNIX and Windows platforms.
Ease of deployment and maintenance. The Internet Explorer Administration Kit allows network administrators to roll out custom packages of Internet Explorer which are tailored to fit a particular corporationís needs. Administrators can set up proxies and accounts, apply advanced settings and security restrictions, and customize the Internet Explorer interface all from the IEAK Wizard. The settings are centrally maintained using the IEAKís auto-configuration feature.
Best UNIX browser for viewing Office 2000 documents. Internet Explorer for UNIX provides the rich formatting, high-fidelity rendering, and DHTML support which make it the ideal choice for viewing HTML documents saved from Office 2000.
Something for Everyone
Web authors and developers will enjoy building powerful Web-based applications with Internet Explorer's extensive support for the latest standards-based web technologies, including Dynamic HTML, CSS, CSS-P, XML, XSL, XQL, and the W3C DOM. And you can be assured that applications you write for Internet Explorer 5 will run seamlessly on UNIX as well!
Users will appreciate the simplicity, usability enhancements and overall flexibility of Internet Explorer 5.
Internet Explorer combines ease-of-use, powerful developer features, and customizability to deliver the most compelling browser solution on UNIX today. For a complete overview of the latest additions to IE 5, see our new feature list.
Internet Explorer for Solaris now integrates the Sun Microsystems Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to support Java applets. The Sun JVM is natively optimized for Solaris, includes a Just-in-Time (JIT) Compiler and provides support for JDK 1.1.6. It is available for Solaris 2.5.1 and 2.6.
THIS SOFTWARE IS FOR ADVANCED USERS SUCH AS CORPORATE ADMINISTRATORS AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS WHO REGULARLY TEST UNRELEASED SOFTWARE. If you are unsure of whether this accurately describes you, we recommend you do NOT download this software. If you choose to download this software, we request that you provide us with feedback. Microsoft does not provide technical support for preview software.
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Last updated: October 30, 1998