Hola, Web Developers! Its Time to Bid Farewell To Internet Explorer!
Remember the days of having to make sure your webpages looked amazing even on ancient browsers with no support for modern CSS? Didn’t you just feel like grabbing a fire-spitting bazooka and simply annihilating them?
Well, those days are about to be over! Microsoft has finally decided that its *old* browser, the infamous Internet Explorer, that barely anyone ever used has outlived its life-span. Microsoft is now ready to pull the plug on Internet Explorer’s versions 8, 9 and 10 by discontinuing support for them, coming Tuesday (12th January 2015) onward. This implies that these browsers will no longer be able to receive any further security updates and relevant patches, leaving them exposed to any security vulnerabilities that might pop up in the future; and rest assured, there will be many. In a statement announcing the end of support, Microsoft announced Internet Explorer 11 will be the browser’s last version and will continue to receive updates and patches.
Windows users who still have Internet Explorer versions 8, 9 and 10 running on their systems will soon be asked to either upgrade to the still supported (and the last surviving) version, the Internet Explorer 11 or face security risks on the old unsupported browsers.
If you’re one of the blokes still running any of these versions Internet Explorer, check out this IE compatibility FAQ page by Microsoft for help.
With Microsoft trying to make the waves with its new Edge browser in Windows 10, Internet Explorer 11’s days seem more numbered than ever before. Finally, the futile, pseudo-reign of the Internet Explorer is going to be over guys!