by WF- Enzo Administrator
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After 27 years, Microsoft retires the venerable Internet Explorer.

As you might know, it was once the most popular web browser (IE6 in particular), until Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome surpassed IE.

Microsoft even released a new browser codenamed Project Spartan which would become Microsoft Edge and is the default browser packaged with Windows 10, further mothballing Internet Explorer.

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#microsoft #retires
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    I fondly remember sitting up all night to download IE5 or maybe 6 (the first real makeover of the browser). I was wowed by the new features and speed. Maybe I was biased because I've always been a Microsoft guy. IE was a big deal back in the day.

    Then it got clunky. so, i went to the dark side.
    Then Edge one came along, and I was actually embarrassed they put that out. .
    Now I use Edge/Chromium and I'm happy again.

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author GioAds
      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      I remember fondly sitting up all night to download IE5 or maybe 6 (the first real makeover of the browser). I was wowed by the new features and speed. Maybe I was biased because I've always been a Microsoft guy. IE was a big deal back in the day.

      Then it got clunky. so, i went to the dark side.
      Then came Edge one came along, and I was actually embarrassed they put that out. .
      Now I use Edge/Chromium and I'm happy again.

      Mark
      Haha you must be in your 60s now ... some of us never used IE or know what it is... Chrome generation
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      • Profile picture of the author anton433
        Originally Posted by GioAds View Post

        Haha you must be in your 60s now ... some of us never used IE or know what it is... Chrome generation
        Lol, you don't have to be in your 60s. I just turned 40 and I remember when the choices were IE or Netscape Navigator. I remember I preferred NN but honestly it was probably just because it sounded cooler.
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        • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
          seriously how young were you when you started? I'm 62 and i remember netscape in my 30's.


          Originally Posted by anton433 View Post

          Lol, you don't have to be in your 60s. I just turned 40 and I remember when the choices were IE or Netscape Navigator. I remember I preferred NN but honestly it was probably just because it sounded cooler.
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        • Profile picture of the author wizman888
          LOL I used to use Netscape Navigator as well back in the day... I remember those days very fondly. Then IE came along -- like a half developed after thought of a project-- and muscled NN out of the way. Thanks to Bill Gate's ruthlessness, we ended up with a third rate search engine imposed upon us... until Firefox and Chrome came on the scene.
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      • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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        Ignorance I suppose

        Originally Posted by GioAds View Post

        some of us never used IE or know what it is... Chrome generation
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    IE 7 was my favorite, despite the security flaws. At my old job as an IT Technician, all the users in the building used IE 6 because some programs weren't compatible with IE 7. But i still used it down in IT Support office on my own computer because it was so great. I think every Microsoft browser after that fell by the wayside.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
    I thought it was retired years ago? I still have it on my machine and it pops up sometimes when I look at a SVG because i never changed that from IE. And my virus software go nuts with "This is insecure". Honestly people still use it? I've been on edge for like years
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    • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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      It was technically retired, but still continued receiving security updates until June 15.

      Originally Posted by Claire Koch View Post

      I thought it was retired years ago? I still have it on my machine and it pops up sometimes when I look at a SVG because i never changed that from IE. And my virus software go nuts with "This is insecure". Honestly people still use it? I've been on edge for like years
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    When I have joined the Internet World I have used IE but later move to Google Chrome.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tamatos123
    I used IE when I was a kid
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  • Profile picture of the author ojzone
    Unfortunate. It used to be an amazing stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Artes
    Thanks god! It was about this to get rid of it...
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  • Profile picture of the author Old Molases
    RIP IE....
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