Microsoft is finally killing off support for older versions of Internet Explorer, including versions 8,9, and 10, on January 12. This means that the ancient browser will no longer receive security updates or technical support, making it highly unsafe for use and vulnerable to hackers.
Microsoft made the announcement on its blog, with the latest patch for IE 11, asking users to either upgrade to the latest Internet Explorer or move to Microsoft Edge with Windows 10. The company says IE 11 will continue to receive updates and support through the life cycle of Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. It’s important to note however, that Internet Explorer 11 is exactly an “alternative” to Edge, it’s just being kept alive for the sake of enterprise compatibility, or until Windows 10 is the only OS version in use.
Despite this, there’s likely millions of users currently using outdated version of Internet Explorer. So, instead of upgrading, perhaps now’s the time to try a new browser experience?