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Mary Didion <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 25 Nov 1999 09:24:59 -0500
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Dear Brie,

I have a Mac G3 which has both Internet Explorer 4.5 with Outlook Express
Netscape Communicator/'s a bit of a long story how it all
here but, since my address book is in Outlook Express and my Digital I.D.
secured encrypted link to some of my clients, I do some confidential
is on Netscape I flip back and forth almost daily (makes for an unhappy
drive sometimes due to fragmentation I think so I don't recommend this
practice).  Overall I find that Explorer is "quirky" on the Mac and after
extensive conversations with the MicroSoft tech folks they know it and
know the answer other than the fact that it was modeled for a PC platform
modifed for Mac and there in lay the problem.  Netscape is not fault free
for me its quirks so far have been related to my security links rather
the program itself and I find myself using it as a default.
However, Explorer has some great features which make it really easy to
My vote is go with what works for you but, if you do go with Explorer be
prepared for limited tech support, don't get me wrong, their service was
great, they just plain didn't know the answer but, knew of the
problems...eventually the Microsoft guy recommended I download
much, hope Bill Gates wasn't listening!
I don't know if this helps but, good luck!  Oh! Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary Ellen Didion
Media Art & Design Studio
Baltimore, MD
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PS  Feel free to write me direct if you think I can be of any more help.

Brie Dodson wrote:

> Not to reopen an old debate, but -
> Internet Explorer 4.5 for Mac is not the most stable application in the
> world for me, and my tech guy insists that Netscape is more reliable on
> Mac. I remember that many people here were very unhappy with Netscape.
> However, I'm not sure whether the comments referred to PC or Mac
> I've had trouble with it on PCs myself.
> Could anyone who is using Netscape on a Mac recommend to me which way I
> should jump?
> Thanks!
> Brie
> Brie Dodson
> Brand Design Group
> P.O. Box 2189
> Fairfax, VA 22031
> (703) 597-7163