Please, stop using Internet Explorer as a web browser — Microsoft cybersecurity expert

Please, stop using Internet Explorer as a web browser — Microsoft cybersecurity expert

Microsoft Worldwide Lead for Application Compatibility Chris Jackson said this week that IE isn't really a browser but a "compatibility solution" to deal with legacy sites.

While Microsoft wants you to use its Edge browser - or whatever its upcoming Chromium-based browser will be called - the company wants you to stay away from the old Internet Explorer.

According to the latest Netmarketshare numbers, nearly 8% of the users still use Internet Explorer as opposed to the 4% who use Microsoft Edge.

We are not supporting new web standards for this, while many sites work excellent, large and developers are not experimenting and testing for Internet Explorer these days.

In a blog post aimed at enterprise customers, the security expert explained why companies need to be aware of their "technical debt", where they are paying for extended support of older software. During this long period, many numbers of companies have made the switch, remarkable professions with lean IT departments, like health care, still hold questions about the web browser. Well, since it was replaced with Edge, Internet Explorer hasn't gotten better with age.

The Redmond, Washington-based technology giant put an end to the Internet Explorer brand almost four years ago when it introduced Microsoft Edge as its modern browser in Windows 10.

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Add a lacking structure in front of them, with a careless Jean Michael Seri and you get this, 58 goals conceded in 26 matches. The Norwegian said: "I have to trust the players, I didn't feel there was a problem playing any of them".

However, Edge has struggled to make a mark due to stiff competitors like Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

Microsoft is said to be making a new browser similar to Google Chrome but not a lot of details are known about it only that this new browser will be ready for testing in the coming weeks.

The problem with this is that Internet Explorer is not updated with the latest web standards.

But if there's one lesson here to learn, it's that old habits-and desktop icons-die hard. They're testing on modern browsers. Get up to date, get the most out of the web and your business.

"If we continued our previous approach, you would end up in a scenario where, by optimizing for the things you have, you end up not being able to use new apps as they come out", Jackson says.

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