25 February 2019
Microsoft killed off its Internet Explorer browser four years back and came up with a new option called the Microsoft Edge. The support was ended with no more development to it but most users are still sticking to this older browser as some older web apps they use are still compatible with the browser. Now, Microsoft in its new blog post has urged such users to stop using this old browser which has no support from the company.
To be specific, these are the corporate machines which are still using this legacy browser and Microsoft urges them to stop using it. Enterprises have been relying on the older apps which do not get any update from their developers. For a very long time, they haven’t been updated to modern frameworks because a new browser with a more modern approach is already present.
Microsoft advises that there is no development going on and neither are they supporting inclusions of new web standards for Internet Explorer. So, it’s not ideal to use Internet Explorer for day-to-day use.
Chris Jackson, a cybersecurity expert in Microsoft’s division has warned that the developers are no longer testing their products for this older browser, so it’s better to make a switch for good.
While the Internet Explorer didn’t gain good limelight in its tenure, its follow-up Microsoft Edge also doesn’t have a good user base under it. It has struggled and found stiff competition from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Microsoft also made an announcement in the past that it’s rebuilding Edge from the ground up to run Chromium, so, we expect some advancements coming to the browser soon.
For now, let’s just stop using the browser if you have been using it.