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Stop using Internet Explorer as a primary browser, Microsoft implores

Stop using Internet Explorer as a primary browser, Microsoft implores”

Jackson clarifies that it's fine to use Internet Explorer where necessary, for example certain enterprise solutions, but even those companies should not be using IE as its default web browser. Titled 'The perils of using Internet Explorer as your default browser, ' the post details how businesses have taken the easy route for years, opting for Internet Explorer's legacy compatibility over updating their older web apps.

We are not supporting new web standards for this, while many sites work excellent, large and developers are not experimenting and testing for Internet Explorer these days.

He explains that if Microsoft carried on supporting older browsers, then it would encourage users to work with a browser with which modern web standards simply weren't designed leading them to "miss out on a progressively larger portion of the web".

Google Chrome overtook Internet Explorer as the world's most popular web browser in 2016. He even stripped the longtime browser of its status and instead referred to it as a "compatibility solution".

The reason? There's a big, attractive Internet out there, but Internet Explorer users are likely missing out on a lot of experiences that aren't tailored to the browser. In the United Kingdom for instance, 5.5% of consumers still have Internet Explorer as their main browser.

However, Edge has struggled to make a mark due to stiff competitors like Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

Last week, Microsoft said support for Internet Explorer 10 will end on January 31, 2020, leaving Internet Explorer 11 as the final version of the software that will receive security updates.

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. "As the company is developing and testing of the modern web browser", as told by Chris Jackson.

"If we continued our previous approach, you would end up in a scenario where, by optimizing for the things you have, you end up not being able to use new apps as they come out", he wrote.



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