Today Microsoft has announced that starting January 12 they will no longer be supporting Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10. The day they quit supporting the browser Microsoft is going to release one more update to those browsers, but after that, their support will end. This is a move to push people into the much better and much more secure Internet Explorer 11 and new Edge browsers. For those people that aren’t getting this news, Microsoft will be pushing a notification update along with the final patch, letting those people know that their support has ended.
Of course, people may choose to stay at versions 8, 9 or 10 – but they do so at their own risk. These browsers will become more susceptible to malware attacks, viruses, etc. Furthermore, as the Internet continues to evolve and more SAAS (Software as a Service) arrive, those people that have chosen to not upgrade will find themselves with less and less places to go — Office 365 being one of them.
If you are one of those people that doesn’t want to upgrade, fear not, there is a plethora of browsers you can choose from. Of course, Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox are the two most popular, secure and expandable and come with the highest recommendation from us here at GeekLeet.
Web developers, big and small, are probably praising this announcement from Microsoft, as those older versions of Internet Explorer have been a very large thorn to work with for many long years.