As of yesterday, 12th January 2016, Microsoft stopped supporting Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10. What does this mean? It basically means that Microsoft will no longer release any further updates for the three browsers (including security updates) and that they have withdrawn technical support for them.
The news was greeted with joy by web developers as it should mean that users move away from these browsers that can be quite restrictive and onto more modern browsers that support a much wider range of web technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3.
Although Internet Explorer is not as popular as it once was, IE8, 9 and 10 accounted for almost 20% of desktop usage in December 2015 according to NetMarketShare.com. However, in the fast paced world of the internet where if you miss a week you feel like you have been away for a year, these three browsers are more like three old ladies nowadays.
Microsoft hope that current Internet Explorer users will upgrade to either IE 11 or their latest browser Edge, and warn that if you do keep using older versions that you will be more susceptible to malware and viruses.
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