Well, this is interesting – apparently Apple has not included Internet Explorer in OS X Tiger. Microsoft has discontinued the browser since most Mac users have switched to Safari (which is faster, easier to use and generally just better, from what I’ve heard), and now presumably Apple has decided that IE is so out of date that it’s not worth including.
As well as improving security (IE for Mac hasn’t been patched in months, apparently), it should make it easier for users as they are not presented with two applications which perform the same function (i.e. two web browsers). While I’d love Apple to include Firefox or Camino as well, having them in addition to Safari will just confuse people.
Allegedly Adobe Reader and StuffIt Expander are gone too. The former is a bit of a mystery (unless there’s another Mac app for opening PDF documents) but StuffIt is largely irrelevant these days.
I did like one of the comments attached to the article:
If they take out IE, they’ll have to call it TGR.