End of an era - Internet Explorer is now officially dead

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  1. Posts : 646
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (dual boot)
       #20

    Internet Explorer 11.0.275 still works fine for me in former and new installs of Windows 7 SP1 64-bit.

    More and more websites no longer support IE11, so I now use it as a secondary browser and use Mozilla Firefox 104.0 as a primary browser.
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  2. Posts : 1,754
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro x64
       #21

    IE shouldn't be used anymore in my opinion. I'm not too thrilled about edge, especially since they went down the Chrome based path, but it is almost 9 years old and as stated discontinued by some popular sites.
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  3. Posts : 6,379
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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       #22

    Damn near all browsers now-a-days are using Chromium as their base. Without typing a huge blog post (as I do), Google is taking over the Internet one bit of code at a time. A lot of websites are using Google Web Components and whatnot and damn near all websites depend on Google search ranking commonly called SEO (Search Engine Optimization). This, combined with web developers using Google analytics. All this makes for the perfect storm for absolute control. And that's just Google! Never mind Facebook or Oracle. There's so much BS going on today most people who are not very computer literate or don't really stay abreast of what's going on have no idea.

    In a nutshell, technology by in large is getting a lot smarter and it's being used to the nth degree possible to maximize profits and rip privacy away from everyone. Let me tell you something. One day your very touch will be able to interact with things. It'll be a whole new line in IoT (Internet of Things). Last I heard Disney was working on this technology. This is the same technology that will one day rat any wireless device you use out due to RF fingerprinting. Anyway...






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    As I sit here eating a delicious milk chocolate Cadbury candy bar, I still think Cadbury makes better chocolate. Why Hersey was able to win that lawsuit here in the U.S. and make Cadbury bars I don't know. Due to our DOJ and all that crap, I imagine it was backroom deals and money talks, BS walks. Same with the pharmaceuticals that keep all of the BS media on the air... "Take this pill for this and that. Side effects may lead to the overwhelming desire to sniff your carpet and Tweet your BS about the media we fund. "

    Hershey's lawsuit sparks British revolt for 'superior' Cadbury chocolate | Cadbury | The Guardian


    Edit again, LOL! Yeah, what was said in that article is true, and I'm not even British! Was born in Illinois FFS. There is a slightly different taste to the Hershey made Cadbury bar and now that I think of it, Hersey kisses do smell like stinky feet. Never really thought of it that way, but that's what it kinda smells like I guess. Being used to that candy it's no wonder. LOL

    Anyway... LOL I'm just rolling this altogether about Chrome | Google and antitrust BS. LOL!

    BTW - That's an image of Rich Uncle Pennybags. His name is often thought to be Mr. Monopoly. That's false. Why? Look it up and learn.
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  4. Posts : 465
    Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]
       #23

    TechnoMage2016 said:
    I'm so sorry,to hear that I.E. is dead, because I'm still using it as my secondary browser.

    TM
    IE on Win7/8.x is NOT dead if Microsoft continues to issue new updates for it, especially this newly released October 2022 KB5018413 cumulative update. IE on Win10, on the other hand, yes.

    until Microsoft completely STOPS offering new IE patches for ANY Windows version, IE IS NOT DEAD! (at least NOT under Win7 & 8.x)

    any new IE cumulative updates released by MS contradicts IE's "death"
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  5. Posts : 465
    Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]
       #24

    erpster4 said:
    any new IE cumulative updates released by MS contradicts IE's "death"
    yup

    and Microsoft has released a new IE11 cumulative update for Windows 7 (ESU) & 8.x for November 2022 - KB5019958
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  6. Posts : 646
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (dual boot)
       #25

    Current version:
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  7. Posts : 6,379
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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       #26

    Well, it look like Ars Technica and all of the rest of the Internet lied, eh?

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    Actually, looks like Microsoft are the lying sacks. Internet Explorer 11 has retired and is officially out of support—what you need to know | Windows Experience Blog
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  8. Posts : 700
    Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x86
       #27

    I wasn't worried about I.E. getting old, till a website I wanted to go to informed me that they no longer will work with I.E.
    So, I just downloaded "Edge" and installed it, and no more problems. Right out of the box, Edge is pretty lame, but it can be tweaked and tuned to be much more user friendly. I'm growing accustomed to it. But like I.E. it will never be my favorite.

    Since ver. 1.0, Firefox has been my favorite, and Default browser.

    TM
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  9. Posts : 646
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (dual boot)
       #28

    Too many of my regularly visited websites no longer load or display properly in Internet Explorer, so I now use Mozilla Firefox.
    I recently started using Microsoft Edge as a secondary browser so I can get proficient with setting it up and tweaking it to my liking.
    I have been an Internet Explorer user for 25 years since version 3.02, and it will always be my favorite browser.
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