We have sad news for all of you. Microsoft is dropping support for older versions of the world’s most widely used web browser for downloading other web browsers. You can use your beloved web browser’s older versions but Microsoft won’t release any security patches or provide technical support for those in the future. All you can do now is to update the best browser ever to be developed to its latest version. We are sad, almost on the verge of tears because Microsoft is abandoning our favorite web browser’s ancestors.
Too much? Ah, c’mon! Alright, let’s get back to the news. They are dropping support for older versions as those versions are not ‘optimized’ for the cloud and other services Microsoft provides. If you use Internet Explorer (we pity you), you are recommended by MS to update your IE to the latest version.
The latest version of Internet Explorer is IE 11 and as claimed by some MS fanboys, is as good as Firefox and Chrome. We don’t even want to compare those products as every single person on teh netz know where Internet Explorer stands in the browser market. Although the current stable version is pretty decent (as compared to other IEs), it doesn’t stand anywhere near Chrome or Mozilla’s beast.
Did you know they had a IE version for Unix until 2001? Yep, Microsoft had an Internet Explorer specially built for Unix (and possibly Unix like systems as well) which was being actively developed (by one dev or two in their spare time) until 2001.
The only people who use Internet Explorer fall into two categories: MS fanboys (teh starterz) and employees of a company that’s based entirely on Microsoft products. The latter group uses IE to access web resources that are developed by MS for IE only (enterprise software and similar products).
Microsoft have improved the current IE significantly and their work indeed is commendable. But, as previously stated, it’s not enough to compete with Google and Mozilla products.
What web browser do you use (don’t say IE, please)?