For at least a decade, we are all witnesses of the fact how did the Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s ever-loyal Web Browser, dominated the Internet but somehow, fallen out of grace along the way. Because of frequent bugs, performance lags and virus attacks, most internet users see this more of a nuisance than a beneficial one. However, the good news is, the company now ends the life of its previous installments, namely IE8, 9 and 10.
According to Microsoft news, starting this Tuesday this week, the company will now stop its support of these three versions, meaning that they will no longer issue patches, fixes or updates concerning these three. The succeeding patches will just support Internet Explorer 11, starting right away. As for the previous versions, a nag box will appear, especially if you’re using Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2, prompting its users to upgrade to a modern version of this browser. There are only two ways to remove this nag screen; first is to install the Internet Explorer 11, or to modify your System Registry altogether.
In case of web developers, this is a blessing in disguise since; they don’t need to worry anymore whether their CSS works in older browser versions. Now that people are forced to use Internet Explorer 11 or other modern Browsers such as Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, this leaves them worry-free, especially when their Websites are somewhat browser-specific. In order to say things straight, the only old browser left to worry about is the version 11, if somebody still uses Internet Explorer at all.