Hmmm, I have somewhat mixed feelings about this. Although I've always hated Internet Exploiter
on Windows, I always considered the Macintosh version of Internet Explorer, to be a far superior
product, when compared with it's lame Windows counterpart, for the following reasons . . .
Better W3C compliance than Internet Explorer for Windows
Fewer security vulnerabilities, than IE for Windows, by far.
Easy Removal: drag the IE folder to Trash: Empty Trash!
Not built into the OS, so removal causes no problems.
Much nicer UI than Internet Explorer on Windows.
Eitherway, even though for the above reasons, and various other reasons that I can't bothered to
go and find out about, Internet Explorer for the Macintosh, was many magnitudes better than it's
crappy and insecure Windows counterpart, even though technically, they're both equally obsolete!
Still, seeing as there are several other web browsers available for Macintosh, mostly Mozilla/Gecko
based, and of course Apple own excellent Safari, just as I thought might happen, the next major
release of Mac OS X (v10.3 - due next year) will have Safari as the default browser instead of IE.
In fact, now that IE for Mac has been discontinued, there are no longer any compelling reasons
for Mac users to continue using IE, except only for Mac based webdevs, testing their pages.
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/74 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/74
SeaMonkey = Swiss Army Knife: It's versatile, reliable, and contains useful tools.
Windows Internet Explorer = Old Swiss Cheese: Full of holes, and it stinks!