The end of Internet Explorer: Microsoft ends support for older versions of Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer will now soon be a thing of the past. Starting from 12th January 2016, Microsoft will stop supporting Internet Explorer versions 7, 8, 9 and 10 on most* operating systems.
This move comes as Microsoft’s biggest step yet toward phasing out one of the prickliest pieces of software ever created. This isn’t completely out of the blue though, Microsoft has been moving away from Internet Explorer since March 2015, when it launched the Microsoft Edge browser. For those to yet to update their operating systems, Edge runs only on Windows 10.
IE isn’t quite dead yet, they will still continue backing a few versions of Internet Explorer on older operating systems it still supports. From today though, it will support only the latest version of IE that an operating system can run. It will not create new security patches for the older versions, leaving anyone who doesn’t upgrade vulnerable to new hacks or attacks.
*For further details, visit the Microsoft site here.