20 Feb

Internet Explorer Has Finished Exploring

I before E

Internet Explorer, or IE for short, is probably the most well-known internet browser for both its lifespan and its downfalls, and there are a ton of downfalls. If you do an image search of just Internet Explorer, you are bound to find a joke or two. While Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome continue to dominate the internet browser interface in vast amount of ways such as speed, compatibility, flexibility and other features, Internet Explorer is left in the dust.

What Happened?

Microsoft simply did not give Internet Explorer the care and updates it needed throughout the years; it wasn’t a priority to Microsoft as it handled Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. According to StatCounter.com , within the year 2015 worldwide, Google Chrome has been the most commonly used browser followed by Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, ‘other’ than Opera. The success of website browsers is highly dependent on speed, compatibility across all devices and flexibility.

The Edge

As of January 12, 2016, Microsoft stopped supporting Internet Explorer 7, 8,9 and 10 in exchange for Microsoft Edge, However, those with Internet Explorer 11 still on your computer will still receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical updates on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. While Edge does feature a much more compatible and quicker experience, it is still not up to par with today’s standards. Let’s hope Microsoft Edge leads to a more promising future, however, in its current state, it still doesn’t measure up to Chrome, Firefox and Safari.