Internet Explorer 8, 9 And 10 Finally Die Next Week

Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 Finally Die Next Week

It's been a long time coming but, as of January 12, Microsoft will no longer support Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10. Rest in peace, IE. Microsoft points out that version 11 will continue to cling on to its dear little life for at least a while, receiving security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. For now.

But if for some unimaginable reason you use an older version of IE, then it will no longer receive updates. If you insist on using a Microsoft browser, now might be time to consider using Edge?

[Microsoft via The Next Web]


    IE 9 and up are actually ok. Each version is 'of it's time', rather than 'evergreen' like Chrome, but IE 9 was a substantial rewrite of the browser and compared well with speed and HTML 5 compliance to the Chrome of its era.

    Definitely time to move on from 8, 9 & 10 now though.

    So many legacy html based applications that require IE to render properly! Thank god for compatibility mode!

    And, on the other hand, I dread a world where most of my clients are using Edge (where you can't even set it to automatically clear the cache on exit on your own computer).

      Edge uses the global setting. Hit Start, type 'internet options', then on the general tab tick 'Delete browsing history on exit'. It applies to temporary files, history, cookies, saved passwords and web form information.

    Edge is no better.

    I tried my hardest to like it but I ended up being frustrated as hell with it, I really don't like the direction MS is going with their software. They are trying too hard to be something they are not.

    Main reason why I'm starting to use OSX more and more than my Win10 boot on my computers at home.
    I only ever use Windows for gaming now days.

    Last edited 07/01/16 11:06 am

    IE won't be going anywhere soon. There are too many supported Microsoft products or server apps that still check the user agent for IE and either won't work properly or deliver a crippled experience if it's not detected. This includes on Edge which makes me suspect IE won't be going away any time soon.

    Having said that, I won't be sorry to see the back of IE8 which is a dog. Our workstations haven't been updated (legacy apps, blah blah) and it's a pain since many sites (incl some internal ones) render horribly or not at all.

    IT's kludge of giving us Chrome would be tolerable except they keep disabling or blocking security updates.

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