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Long Live Internet Explorer: Microsoft Kills Browser on Valentine's Day


Kaz

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Here lies the body of Internet Explorer 11. The one-time sovereign is dead. 

Microsoft permanently disabled its out-of-support legacy browser on Tuesday in a move to improve user experience and transfer organizations to its newer Edge browser, the company said. This applies to "certain versions of Windows 10," Microsoft noted.

Source - Cnet

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Glad they're doing this. Occasionally I encounter people who are still using it on windows 10 because they don't realize that edge exists as a newer replacement, or they just think edge and internet explorer are the same thing. 

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Oh, I thought they killed it off like 3 years ago.

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16 hours ago, Kaz said:

 

...wouldn't be any chance have anything to do with ChatGPT's Bing/ Sydney > here ?

 

 

Edited by J7SC_Orion

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I hear IE and I just think about how we were still on IE6 in 2011 at this one place I worked and were finally moving to IE8.

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I made the switch to FireFox years ago.  IE was getting glitchy.  Crashing too often.  Plus, FireFox had many new features IE was missing. 

 

I hate Chrome.  I can crash it easily.

 

I liked the original Edge.  Too bad MS gave up on it.

 

The Chromium based Edge is not bad.  I use it when FireFox has a rare issue.

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As a former web designer, I've hated IE pretty much since the dawn of its existence.

 

I used Netscape Communicator before Mozilla became a distinct entity. I haven't used Firefox proper in a long time though. I have no love for the Mozilla Corporation nor the direction in which they've taken Firefox over the years.

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9 hours ago, Sir Beregond said:

I hear IE and I just think about how we were still on IE6 in 2011 at this one place I worked and were finally moving to IE8.

I can go 1 better, I'm still using an AOL account I made with the CD that had the AOL offer with IE 5.5  and dial up. Used the CD to update my IE 🙂 Glass coasters in the mail......

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12 minutes ago, schuck6566 said:

I can go 1 better, I'm still using an AOL account I made with the CD that had the AOL offer with IE 5.5  and dial up. Used the CD to update my IE 🙂 Glass coasters in the mail......

 

...better actually 'safe', and not sorry. Unlikely than any respectable hacker will try AOL IE 5.5

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5 hours ago, schuck6566 said:

I can go 1 better, I'm still using an AOL account I made with the CD that had the AOL offer with IE 5.5  and dial up. Used the CD to update my IE 🙂 Glass coasters in the mail......

 

I was disappointed when AOL switched from floppy disks to CD's.  Just push the write protection tap over and it was free backup storage. :thumbs_thumbsupup:

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