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IE8 is dead – Bring in the better browsers

By 1 September 2016May 7th, 2021No Comments

Mozilla Firefox arrived in 2004 and edged out Internet Explorer, leaving it outdated and not agile enough for the quick paced advancements of the World Wide Web.

Then arrived, Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) in 2009 and this was the upgraded browser that nearly stood up to other browsers in terms of functionality and support. Yet, the Internet Explorer 8 could not support many things. It does not comply with border radius, media queries and even its basic display was not in compliance with other browsers, making the web pages skewed and hampering design.

IE8 is dead – Bring in the better browsers

IE8 is no longer supported
The many shortcomings of IE8 were plugged in the later versions of Internet Explorer 9 & 10. However, beginning, January 12th, 2016, Microsoft has said, it will support only the latest version of IE that an operating system can run. Microsoft even announced that it will no longer support Internet Explorer versions 7, 8, 9 and 10 on most operating systems.*

This means that users of IE 8 will no longer receive security updates or technical support, rendering them vulnerable to security risks. However, IE8 will still be supported on Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server, and Windows Embedded for Point of Service.

If you are unaware which version of IE you’re using, open the browser and click Open Internet Explorer, select the Tools icon or the Help icon and then choose About Internet Explorer. You will be able to view which IE version you are running.

Upgrade and upshift
An outdated JavaScript, lagging design and interactivity features, have pushed many JavaScript frameworks to drop IE8 support already. With the IE8 now considered officially dead, it is time to upgrade to the latest cutting edge web browsers that can support modern and state of art features in tune to the needs of today’s modern lifestyles!

* Microsoft