Microsoft ask Internet Explorer users to go to a new browser

Microsoft Drag Internet Explorer to the Trash. No ReallyMore

Microsoft Drag Internet Explorer to the Trash. No ReallyMore

In a post called "The perils of using Internet Explorer as your default browser", Microsoft's Chris Jackson said everyone should stop using Internet Explorer.

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.

In his post, Jackson explains how Microsoft customers still ask him Internet Explorer related questions for their business.

"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", Jackson wrote.

Launched in 1995 with Windows computers, Internet Explorer, was one of the most widely used web browsers, that once held 95 percent of the market in 2003.

This is understandable considering most of the working people have spent their life working on Internet Explorer and not on Edge or Google Chrome, and have built internal application which rely on its foibles.

But not Internet Explorer.

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

"By going with the "technical debt by default" approach, we ended up in a scenario whereby if you create a brand-new webpage today, run it in the local intranet zone, and don't add any additional markup, you will end up using a 1999 implementation of web standards by default". That said, it's an important reminder for everyone to use a modern-day browser. "As new apps are coming out with greater frequency, what we want to help you do is avoid having to miss out on a progressively larger portion of the web!" Microsoft recently announced that it will be ending support for Internet Explorer 10 on January 31, 2020. The new version of Edge could make a big difference for Internet Explorer holdouts, since businesses will be able to install it on certain older versions of Windows. However, old habits do die hard and the same goes with Internet Explorer.

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