IE 4.01 sees fixes and new help for disabled users

Microsoft has made its first bunch of fixes and added some new features to Internet Explorer 4 with today's release of IE 4.01. Microsoft New Zealand Internet business manager Terry Allen says the upgrade fixes various installation problems, including those with some Compaq Presario models, and contains some security patches. It also adds to Microsoft's Active Accessibility, which gives people with disabilities many options for enhancing the browser, including using third-party aids, such as a screen reader for the blind or voice input software for people who cannot use a mouse and keyboard.

Microsoft has made its first bunch of fixes and added some new features to Internet Explorer 4 with today's release of IE 4.01.

Microsoft New Zealand Internet business manager Terry Allen says the upgrade fixes various installation problems, including those with some Compaq Presario models, and contains some security patches, including one for the so-called Freyberg bug.

"Basically, 4.01 covers the top five or 10 specific support issues," says Allen. "If you're happy with 4.0 and you're not having any problems, there's no real need to get this one."

The features added are enhancements to Microsoft's Active Accessibility, which gives people with disabilities many options for enhancing the browser, including using third-party aids, such as a screen reader for the blind or voice input software for people who cannot use a mouse and keyboard.

IE 4.01 is available via the Microsoft Website at www.microsoft.com, as either a 12Mb patch or a complete product. It will be available from Microsoft New Zealand's download site within a few days, and can also be ordered on CD from Microsoft services.

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