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Latest IE for Mac leapfrogs Windows version

It's not often that Microsoft product users are kept waiting for new features to trickle down to the Windows platform but that's the situation sparked by the latest Internet Explorer (IE) for the Macintosh.

IE 3.01 contains a couple of middle-grade enhancements for which Windows users will have to wait until IE 4.0. Monitoring Favourites automatically inspects user-specified sites and alerts users - by audio, dialogue box, flashing icon or e-mail - when modifications have taken place. AutoComplete, as its name suggests, automatically completes partially formed URL addresses by scanning Favourites and History lists.

Other features include Internet Mail and News 3.0 with better filtering and message searching; JavaScript support; Download Manager; and Cookie Manager.

IE 3.01 for Macintosh asks for 4Mb RAM.