Microsoft Ending Support for Older Internet Explorer

Microsoft will be abandoning older versions of Internet Explorer, presumably in an effort to catch up with consumers, who have abandoned all versions of Internet Explorer already.

I kid.

Microsoft will be forcing Internet Explorer users who are running Windows 7 or Windows 8 to upgrade to the latest version of IE in order to keep receiving updates. This change isn’t happening until January 12th, 2016, so it’ll be a little while.

With the date so far off, nobody knows for sure what version of IE will be out by then, so Microsoft is simply saying that only the “most recent version” will be supported. This is basically is what Google does with automatic Chrome updates.

I don’t use Internet Explorer, but I’m aware that it’s far from streamlined thanks to a gazillion versions floating around. If Microsoft can put out one dedicated, polished product, they might be able to win back a lot of people who have jumped to Firefox or Chrome. They probably won’t, but it’s a step in the right direction.

via The Verge

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