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Microsoft sets end-of-life for all Internet Explorer versions before 11

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Aug 2014 11:36 User comments (9)

Microsoft sets end-of-life for all Internet Explorer versions before 11 Microsoft has selected an end-of-life date for older Internet Explorer browser versions, giving users until January 12, 2016 to use all versions before IE 11, if they want to keep up-to-date security that is.
The tech giant will no longer provide security updates for the browsers or any other tech support after the date, if you are using IE 8-10, which many corporations still use despite being heavily outdated.

In its post, Microsoft lists the reasons to update anyways, including speed, usability, security and third-party developer support. "Protection against malicious software increased from 69% on Internet Explorer 8 in 2009 to over 99% on Internet Explorer 11.," adds the company, a huge difference.

If you are unsure how to upgrade, Microsoft also created a few sites to help with the migration, including one for consumers, one for enterprise and one for developers.

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9 user comments

18.8.2014 17:44

I haven't used their crappy browser in years. Every other browser I have tried is faster and less cluttered.

28.8.2014 19:20

Originally posted by rbi149:
I haven't used their crappy browser in years. Every other browser I have tried is faster and less cluttered.
Because you haven't used it in years... I.E. is way better now... just as fast as chrome, ff, etc

38.8.2014 20:50

Originally posted by rbi149:
I haven't used their crappy browser in years. Every other browser I have tried is faster and less cluttered.
If you use any of their operating systems and run Windows Update, you're using some form of IE.

411.8.2014 12:03

Originally posted by bw5011:
Originally posted by rbi149:
I haven't used their crappy browser in years. Every other browser I have tried is faster and less cluttered.
Because you haven't used it in years... I.E. is way better now... just as fast as chrome, ff, etc
And you sir are FORBIDDEN to ever touch a computer again for making a stupid statement in DEFENSE of IE.

As a networking guy who supports a fair amount of people's home PCs.....I tell EVERYONE in passing that if you don't want malware/spyware/popups, viruses, etc THEN USE ANY OTHER BROWSER THAN IE.

It's NOT just as fast as FF and Chrome or Waterfox, it is MUCH MUCH MUCH less secure than the others and riddles ALL COMPUTERS with popups even though "popup blocker" is turned on.

I'm just floored.........I can't believe you actually use IE and are on AD too. Newbie..........YES

511.8.2014 12:06

Originally posted by jhvance:
Originally posted by rbi149:
I haven't used their crappy browser in years. Every other browser I have tried is faster and less cluttered.
If you use any of their operating systems and run Windows Update, you're using some form of IE.
Yet another nonsense statement.

Yes, IE is tightly integrated into all Windows OS's so much so that it affects the rest of the OS BUT.....To say "if you use then" is ridiculous because YOU'RE NOT 'USING' IE if you simply "use their OS and run Win Update".


Ugh.....pipe down and perhaps you should pay ME to teach you and work on your computers. 100 bucks an hour buddy!

612.8.2014 16:41

You're using IE, if you use XP or earlier, quite true (if you're not using an alternative update pipeline, such as WindizUpdate, but that's relatively rare) but for WIn7 and later (I have no idea how Vista handles it, but likely just like Win7), no, you're NOT using IE; it's a separate Windows service.

That said, hearme0, what's with the personal attacks? You've been doing that a lot, lately, and it's NOT OK, dude, no matter how wrong you think someone is. This is not 4chan; just because someone is wrong, is not an excuse to be rude or insulting. I haven't flagged you yet, but it's only a matter of time before a mod brings you up short, if you keep it up.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Aug 2014 @ 18:20

712.8.2014 21:57

IE is better than it was the trouble is its as easy to hack as ever, I like Firefox myself its improved in the last few updates some.


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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813.8.2014 1:01

Zippy, if you like Firefox, you ought to try out Pale Moo . Same Gecko engine as the core, but MUCH lower RAM footprint, among other nice features, even before you add RAM management plugins. Also much less dicking about with the interface than Firefox have been apt to do. It's also compatible with Firefox plugins and extensions =) .

913.8.2014 17:17

I like Firefox but it is a resource hog.

As a web developer I'm happy I have more ammo now to not support these old crappy non-standards-compliant IE browsers!

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