Microsoft is expected to offer versions of Internet Explorer on other Unix varieties, including Hewlett-Packard's HP-UX, IBM's AIX, and Silicon Graphics' SGI IRIX. The additional versions are expected to appear in roughly three-month intervals.
Microsoft today also introduced an updated version of a software tool aimed at giving corporate network administrators better control over deploying and managing IE on users' desktops. The Internet Explorer Administration Kit 4.01a supports IE on Windows 95, Windows 3.1, Windows NT 3.51, Unix, and the Macintosh.
The kit allows administrators to customize and deploy IE across multiple networked client systems from a central location. It can be downloaded for free from Microsoft's Web site.