Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 6 for Windows, which will be integrated with Windows XP when the operating system ships in October. Among the features of Internet Explorer 6 is a media bar for playing audio and video content — a feature that was originally included with Internet Explorer 5 for Mac but was then pulled prior to release (and has yet to be added). On the Mac side, Microsoft is expected to include the final version of Internet Explorer 5.1 for Mac OS X when Apple ships the Mac OS X 10.1 update next month.