What Browser Was The Default For Mac OS In The Late 1990s?
Answer: Internet Explorer
If you bought an Apple computer or upgraded your Mac OS between 1998 and 2003, you discovered an unlikely union between two tech giants. As the result of a five year agreement between Apple and Micrsoft, Internet Explorer for Mac was the default web browser on the Mac OS and its followup Mac OS X.
After the agreement expired in 2003, Apple switched the default to their in-house browser Safari; both Microsoft and Apple began urging people to change as development for Internet Explorer for Mac was discontinued immediately and support was withdrawn in 2005.