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Microsoft’s got a new plan to help finally kill off Internet Explorer

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There are a few things in this world that I will probably never understand. How a certain orange-skinned man became president of the world’s most powerful country. How the Kardashians remain so popular. And how in a world where there are so many great browsers out there, people still continue to use Internet Explorer. That last one is particularly sensitive because I know first-hand the frustration it takes having to support the archaic browser on your web software just because certain clients will refuse to move over and join the modern age.

Microsoft is also frustrated with people’s reluctance to switch to its newer browser and has even been rolling out automatic Windows updates that installs Chromium Edge on everyone’s machines. Something which hasn’t gone down too well with many Chrome users.

Microsoft is planning to take this battle to end Internet Explorer even further according to a new report rom ZDNet, and will start to force your computer to automatically launch websites in Edge if you try to open an “incompatible” site in Explorer.

If you’re a web developer that is sick and tired of supporting those clients still using IE, hopefully by choosing to no longer support them they will slowly see the light of day and realise that there is a whole other browser world out there. One where websites actually work and load quickly. Inevitably though there will still be many that will complain about needing to move off their beloved browser.

I’m assuming that many people reading this site shouldn’t need to care about this news, but if for some reason, you are still using IE please stop before your computer forces you to.

Last Updated: October 30, 2020


  1. cloudzn

    October 30, 2020 at 15:56

    Wait there’s still people who use IE? Do they also eat dinner by candlelight and travel by horse and carriage ???


    • Gavin Mannion

      October 30, 2020 at 16:20

      One of my clients has 40% of their user base on IE11…. Which is a couple of hundred people.

      It’s extremely painful


      • cloudzn

        October 30, 2020 at 16:25

        In my company we used to use IE until 3 years ago because the software we use is web based and the company that sold us it took forever to get it chrome compatible


    • For the Emperor!

      October 30, 2020 at 16:40

      Some corporates have a policy where 3rd party applications are not allowed…perhaps because their IT does not know how to manage it…so they keep people on IE for longer. It happens. It sucks, but it happens. Also, Amish people would not use something as old as IE!


      • cloudzn

        October 30, 2020 at 16:59

        They are also reluctant to move to something new after using something for a long time


  2. Banana Jim

    November 1, 2020 at 22:05

    Only the unholy fire of hell will ever kill Internet Explorer….


    • Insomnia is fun

      November 2, 2020 at 09:50

      Ignore IE, it hurts more that way.


  3. Insomnia is fun

    November 2, 2020 at 09:50

    MS thinking people will start using edge ????


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