"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. This is the overwhelming gist of a blog post published by Microsoft speaking primarily to IT professionals, but its message ultimately reaches end users like us.
In a post called "The perils of using Internet Explorer as your default browser", Microsoft's Chris Jackson said everyone should stop using Internet Explorer. Rather than spending resources to make them compatible with the new-age browsers, they continue to use them because they were created to be used with it. He suggests using IE only selectively for internal sites that require it, pointing to tools that help customers make the transition and limit the use of IE to only where it's needed.More news: Apple's Modem Chip Making Plans Seem to be Confirmed
Whilst acknowledging that pre-Nadella Microsoft didn't exactly help matters with its conduct, which led in part to the so-called "Browser Ballot" in the European Union, things have changed and it really is time to start thinking about browsers in a more constructive way. As for which browser you should use, Jackson said that's up to you.
Internet Explorer was one of the most widely used web browsers, attaining a peak of about 95 per cent during 2002 and 2003.More news: Assassin’s Creed III Remastered Release Date, Scheduled on March 29th, Ubisoft Announced
While Jackson's warning is appropriate, some commentors were quick to point out that Microsoft hasn't offered a viable modern solution. What about now? Microsoft's message is very different in the era of Windows 10 and Edge (which is undergoing an overhaul to Chromium). Worse, Edge isn't available on Windows 7 or 8, meaning the systems many companies rely on don't have access to Microsoft's latest browser. Hopefully, businesses will at least relegate Internet Explorer to running legacy apps as intended, and use Microsoft's new browser for the modern web instead.
While Microsoft is going offensive on the users of Internet Explorer, there is no denying the fact IE is still popular.More news: Sixers acquire Tobias Harris in blockbuster trade