So, Microsoft is stopping development of IE on the Mac... It has also announced that no new versions of IE will exist before longhorn. This is a very odd situation and the implications of this decision are showing already, Mozilla is now on the rise (Firebird / Phoenix now seem like pretty appropriate names!). The essential point of MS's arguement seems to be that they believe users want a more intefrated experience than is currently possible in IE -, AOL which is just that integrated experience is losing users in droves, all the big portals have closed down. I have to disagree and I sincerely believe that MS are going to regret this in the long run.

Update: Seems my opinion is shared by many: