Microsoft begs you to stop using Internet Explorer

Microsoft's security chief claims Internet Explorer isn't a web browser

Stop using Internet Explorer, warns Microsoft's own security chief

But if there's one lesson here to learn, it's that old habits-and desktop icons-die hard.

"Internet Explorer is a compatibility solution", writes Jackson.

Microsoft Internet Explorer was sent to the technology retirement home in 2015, but four years later, the company's cybersecurity specialist is warning diehard fans that it really is time to switch to a new browser. However, Chris also made it clear that even though it stopped supporting the new web standards, a good number of if not all existing websites should work just fine on Internet Explorer.

The Redmond, Washington-based technology giant put an end to the Internet Explorer brand almost four years ago when it introduced Microsoft Edge as its modern browser in Windows 10. For new Edge is better than it has ever been. I think the message is to just stop dragging up ancient copies of IE and NetScape in your dusty office. It hangs around because in the old days, so much of the web and the tools businesses built were created to be compatible with IE.

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'You see, Internet Explorer is a compatibility solution, ' Jackson explained.

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.

Jackson said that developers now no longer test on the legacy Web browser, but instead use "modern browsers".

"By going with the "technical debt by default" approach, we ended up in a scenario whereby if you create a brand-new webpage today, run it in the local intranet zone, and don't add any additional markup, you will end up using a 1999 implementation of web standards by default. As new apps are coming out with greater frequency, what we want to help you do is avoid having to miss out on a progressively larger portion of the web!" concluded the Microsoft blog post. This is the overwhelming gist of a blog post published by Microsoft speaking primarily to IT professionals, but its message ultimately reaches end users like us.

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