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Rach
04-21-2007, 12:21 PM
Can I get internet explorer on my mac ? there is a website that only allowed internet explorer users to see I wanna see, a simple yes or no thanx

davidw
04-21-2007, 12:27 PM
do you not speak english or something?

heres a place where i think you can download internet explorer
i think thats what you want
http://www.pure-mac.com/webb.html#mie

tw
04-21-2007, 12:35 PM
yes, and no and maybe...

you might be able find an older version (I think 5.2 was the last MS developed for the Mac) somewhere, but if the website is relying on the most current IE features that may not do you any good. post the link to the site, and maybe I can suggest alternatives.

Photek
04-21-2007, 01:51 PM
you could also use iCab.

in its preferences you can set it up pretend it is IE!... http://www.icab.de/

or if you have an Intel Mac you can run the Windows version of IE under CrossOver on a 60 day trial... http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/

solipsism
04-21-2007, 04:18 PM
If the site's requirement is merely a result from a lazy coder then this or the above, icab, will work, but if the site requires ActiveX then neither of these will not work.

Another Source for Internet Explorer for Mac: http://thepiratebay.org/tor/3456368/Internet_Explorer_(IE)_v5.2.3_for_Mac_OSX
A legal use for a torrent, go figure.

ThreeDee
04-21-2007, 05:38 PM
BTW, that really-really-really old version of IE probably won't work either. It's the website programmer's fault for requiring IE.

tlarkin
04-21-2007, 06:57 PM
If you have an intel based mac, you can purchase some software called CrossOver. (http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/) This is a set of Windows APIs that will allow you to install IE6 SP2 (which I have done on a mac befor already) to allow you to view and operate the latest website built on Active-X. I can only assume you need to browse a website that is heavy active X based on it's application otherwise you could use any browser for the most part.

FWIW, I hate Active X and IE and try not to use either of them if I can, but I also recognize the fact that sometimes you have no way around it. So, I have to run IE on my Mac, and my Linux box because I am required by my job to access a website for paper work purposes that is run on Active X...

It sucks...:(