I’m using Internet Explorer 4.5 on my Macs now. It’s pretty impressive. I really like the “Pageholder” feature that allows you to hold a page in a window to the left. I’m using the Bump Links page and it fits great, giving me access to all of my frequently visited sites.
It’s really the first time I’ve strayed from Netscape in five years. I also have enjoyed the form autofill feature.
I may also move to Outlook Express on the Macintosh for my mail needs. I’m still pretty frustrated with the performance on Bare Bones Software’s Mailsmith, and former Emailer engineer, Jud Spencer, is working at Microsoft on Outlook Express now. I use Microsoft Outlook on my PC’s, and the Exchange Server version of Outlook at work, so it might be a good match.
Microsoft also has posted a site called MacTopia . Strange how much effort they seem to be spending to get Macintosh Internet customers. The site doesn’t look terribly useful, but I’m going to monitor it.
You can actually get into the Apple Store today. I wish they were shipping DVD drives as standard components. It’s the standard in the PC world for professional level systems. Come on, don’t just give industry standards lip service Apple, set the trends. I’m glad that they finally got Firewire onto the motherboard though.(Even if Sony did beat them to it.) I’m waiting until I have all the specs before I make a final purchase decision on the new G3’s.
Still big doings at work. I report to someone new. It’s going to take some work to get him up to speed on things. I do like a challenge.