Microsoft no longer wants you to use Internet Explorer

Isaac Cain
February 10, 2019

But with Microsoft Edge also soon to be migrated to Chromium, Microsoft is now trying to convince all of its users, be they consumers or enterprises, to just give up on Internet Explorer, explaining in a post called "The perils of using Internet Explorer as your default browser" that this app is there just for compatibility reasons.

While numerous users these days either use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, some firms still depend on Internet Explorer for web apps that have been built using the old infrastructure.

"We're not supporting new web standards for it and, while many sites work fine, developers by and large just aren't testing for Internet Explorer these days", Mr. Jackson said.

As we know that Microsoft sent its web browser to the technology retirement home back in 2015, but four years later, the company's cybersecurity experts are warning the diehard fans that it is truly a time to change over the new web browser. Microsoft has made it clear that Internet Explorer is not a viable browser and the company doesn't want anything to do with it anymore.

Unfortunately, Internet Explorer isn't equipped to handle the modern web.

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Jackson said that developers now no longer test on the legacy Web browser, but instead use "modern browsers".

If you're still using Internet Explorer (IE) on your computer, stop it. Having one place for employees to go for their internet needs eliminates confusion around which browser to use and when.

The landscape has seen a considerable shift since then- Chrome is now the dominant browser, in terms of market share, followed by Safari in a distant second place, and then Firefox, according to both StatCounter and Net Applications. For new Edge is better than it has ever been.

Microsoft will end support for Internet Explorer 10 in January 2020, while Internet Explorer 11 will remain as the final iteration of the software.

The brand has struggled to shake off the bad reputation of Internet Explorer 6, which was notoriously insecure.

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