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Microsoft internet explorer for Mac OS X Lion?

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  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,250 points)

    Advisor_Thomas wrote:

     

    Please guys if you don't go leading the op around if you don't no.

    Mac (up to 10.6) http://web.archive.org/web/20050831131641/http://download.microsoft.com/download /c/f/5/cf515a77-5acb-44e7-acc8-57544d90cc6e/InternetExplorer523.dmg

     

    No iPhone or iPad version.

    You do realize that Microsoft killed this one in 2003, it's a 9 year old browser, you have tried it I assume?

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,805 points)

    Advisor_Thomas wrote:

     

    Please guys if you don't go leading the op around if you don't no.

    Mac (up to 10.6)

     

    The op says he needs it for 10.7, not 10.6.

  • Tim Snoots Level 2 Level 2 (200 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 7:17 PM (in response to woodmeister50)

    I also highly recommend VirtualBox as woodmeister50 has.  It's free and a much more "lean" application than either Parallels or Fusion.  I personally prefer VirtualBox to either of those.  Once the application is in place you can create a virtual machine and install any version of Windows that you know has a version of IE that your bank requires.

     

    One other thought is that you coud research the new trend of Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) or Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD).  However, something tells me that it might not be an option in China to connect to a cloud hosting provider outside of China?  Just a thought.

  • Network 23 Level 6 Level 6 (11,500 points)

    stevejobsfan0123 wrote:

     

    The latest version of IE for Mac is version 5.2. Unfortunately, this is a Power PC app which cannot be run in Lion.

    Not only that, but if the bank requires IE because they use ActiveX, ActiveX is something Mac IE never had, so it would be as useless as changing the useragent.

     

    If ActiveX is the reason IE is required, the best solution is going to be running Internet Explorer under Windows through virtualization or BootCamp. VirtualBox is a great idea. If CrossOver works, use that, because then you wouldn't need to obtain a Windows license and lose all that disk space and RAM for a Windows installation.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,010 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 10:25 PM (in response to Csound1)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    ... it's a 9 year old browser,

     

    10 1/2:

     

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  • Network 23 Level 6 Level 6 (11,500 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 8:28 AM (in response to John Galt)

    (post edited due to my faulty math)

  • Claudia_Princess Calculating status...
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    Feb 3, 2013 3:29 PM (in response to John Galt)

    It did not work at all, changing the settings on Safari! I needed to go to the Honda Intranet that works only on Windows... Shame on Honda, for being so narrowminded!

    Perhaps a client to conquer, Apple?

    If someone else has any other ideas, it would appreciate them greatly.

  • braintoniq Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 3:16 PM (in response to John Galt)

    OH. MY. GOSH.

     

    John, if you lived in Boulder, CO, I would drive over to your house and buy you a beer or a sandwich or give you my spare Ethernet cables or mow your lawn or something awesome.

     

    I haven't been that wowed by a Mac solution in a long, long time. I really thought it was impossible to open up some IT IDIOT's site (or form) that required Internet Explorer. But your beautiful workaround is elegantly perfect.

     

    Truly, thanks for this.

  • guapagirl Calculating status...
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    May 31, 2013 5:22 AM (in response to John Galt)

    Sorry to resurrect this, but I'm trying to access my university intranet computer system and it says I need to be running IE 5.x or higher.  I tried John Galt's suggestion but nothing happened.  I really don't want to run boot camp if I can avoid it because last time I found it really buggy and, well, windows!

     

    Any other suggestions so I can get in?

     

    ETA:  If I get something like virtual box, will I also need to run a full windows system on it?  I only need IE!

     

    Message was edited by: guapagirl

  • Radiation Mac Level 5 Level 5 (4,630 points)
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    May 31, 2013 5:25 AM (in response to guapagirl)

    One possibilty to try is to download and install another free browser, such as "Firefox."  My financial institution's site is incompatible with Safari, and their IT department told me that using Firefox would solve the issue.  And it did.

  • Radiation Mac Level 5 Level 5 (4,630 points)
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    May 31, 2013 5:27 AM (in response to guapagirl)

    ETA:  If I get something like virtual box, will I also need to run a full windows system on it?  I only need IE!

     

    Yes, you would need to install a full Windows version in order to run IE.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,805 points)
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    May 31, 2013 5:31 AM (in response to guapagirl)

    guapagirl wrote:

     

    Sorry to resurrect this, but I'm trying to access my university intranet computer system and it says I need to be running IE 5.x or higher.

     

    Did you ask the University?  Do they really prohibit access to Mac users? 

  • guapagirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 31, 2013 6:02 AM (in response to Tom Gewecke)

    Thanks Radiation for clarifying.

     

    Tom, it's not so much prohibition as incompatibility.  I'm guessing it's something to do with security as it's the expenses section I'm trying to get into.  All the other stuff works fine.

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,450 points)
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    May 31, 2013 6:55 AM (in response to guapagirl)

    I'm guessing it's something to do with security as it's the expenses section I'm trying to get into.

    If security is their reason for blocking Safari or other browsers, then the IT staff at your U are completely clueless. They actually think IE is more secure than other browsers, or Windows in general? The fools at MS still think ActiveX is a great idea.

     

    Just to note, forget about IE for Mac, even if you have a way to run it. Here's how it displays msn.com

     

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    It is so far out of date that it has no idea how to handle Ajax, CSS, HTML5, or anything else developed as web standards since its last update.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,305 points)
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    May 31, 2013 7:32 AM (in response to Kurt Lang)

    It has been my esperience that while IT staff claim that they are enforcing IE only for security, it is more likely they are doing so because they are lazy.

     

    Allan

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