Microsoft Wants Users to Stop Surfing Web on Internet Explorer

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

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

As we know that Microsoft sent its web browser to the technology retirement home back in 2015, but four years later, the company's cybersecurity experts are warning the diehard fans that it is truly a time to change over the new web browser.

"Internet Explorer is a compatibility solution", warns Jackson, rather than a Web browser that businesses should be leveraging on a daily basis for all the regular browsing activity.

Responding to some comments, Mr. Jackson said, "We want you to use the Internet Explorer the sites that need it - what I'm trying to say here is that I hope you don't use it for everything else".

In his post, Jackson explains how Microsoft customers still ask him Internet Explorer related questions for their business.

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"We're not supporting new web standards for it and, while many sites work fine, developers by and large just aren't testing for Internet Explorer these days", Mr. Jackson said.

But not Internet Explorer.

Chris Jackson told the world in a blog post that Internet Explorer is, in fact, a "compatibility solution" and shouldn't be used as a daily driver by anyone who doesn't need to.

Because IE isn't even considered by a growing majority of web developers, people and businesses using the browser to access modern websites are at an inherent disadvantage. In the United Kingdom for instance, 5.5% of consumers still have Internet Explorer as their main browser. Also when it comes out it should be good to use not just on the latest Windows 10 update but also on both Windows 7 and 8. However, old habits do die hard and the same goes with Internet Explorer. If you happen to be one of the few users that are still cruising about the Internet on Internet Explorer it is highly recommended that you upgrade to a more modern browser such as Edge, Chrome or FireFox. Consequently, if we continued our previous method, you would end up in a scenario where, by making the best or most effective use of the things you have, you will end up like that you are not capable to use new apps as they come out.

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