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Offline fohat.digs

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RIP Internet Explorer ?
« on: Wed, 15 June 2022, 17:26:17 »
Today I heard that IE is being permanently discontinued.

Personally, I got on Firefox soon after it came out and have been there almost continuously since.

I avoided IE as much as I could, but for a long time it seemed like the easiest way to update MS software so I let it hang around on the sideline.
 
The result is that the war, while it is of course overwhelmingly a fight for Ukrainian freedom, has also, weirdly, become a front in America’s cultural and political wars.
There’s growing speculation about what will happen inside Russia if the invasion of Ukraine ends in outright failure.
But you also have to wonder how the US right will handle the revelation that sometimes tough guys finish last.
- Paul Krugman NYT 2022-09-12

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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 15 June 2022, 20:45:07 »
Good.
Should have happened years ago.

And not rest in peace, let it rot in hell.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 16 June 2022, 02:07:53 »
Firefox is my only browser since years  and I love it so much.

I used Chrome around 2010 when Firefox was slow but now, Firefox is IMHO the best browser available on the market :)

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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 16 June 2022, 03:35:32 »
No big deal. It has been practically dead for the consumer a long time now. Only kept alive because of bureaucracy in some organisations.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 16 June 2022, 06:53:09 »
firefox adblocking works better than chrome.

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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 16 June 2022, 07:41:23 »
Ublock Origin is far better.

Offline Leslieann

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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 16 June 2022, 10:37:47 »
Only kept alive because of bureaucracy in some organisations.

There is a LOT of companies who force it's use internally and externally, seriously, it's a lot.

So long as MS left it available, they were never going to redo these websites, some still won't.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 16 June 2022, 12:21:20 »

force it's use internally and externally


So, it will continue to exist without support, for as long as users want to use it? And will a cottage industry come along and provide ongoing support?

And will anti-virus and other ancillary software companies drop it?
The result is that the war, while it is of course overwhelmingly a fight for Ukrainian freedom, has also, weirdly, become a front in America’s cultural and political wars.
There’s growing speculation about what will happen inside Russia if the invasion of Ukraine ends in outright failure.
But you also have to wonder how the US right will handle the revelation that sometimes tough guys finish last.
- Paul Krugman NYT 2022-09-12

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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 19 June 2022, 20:04:09 »
That's business philosophy, if it's not broken, don't fix it. Besides, the kind of money it'd cost, switching over to every new iteration, platform or system, when made available couldn't possibly be cost effective.

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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 30 June 2022, 02:54:02 »
I only used IE back in 90s. As soon as Firefox came out, all of us moved to it. Then to Chrome later on.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 05 July 2022, 04:37:52 »
Does that mean that "Edge" is gone as well...?
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Offline Leslieann

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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 05 July 2022, 10:28:08 »
Does that mean that "Edge" is gone as well...?
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Of course not.

Edge is now just Chrome, the difference is that it gives your data to MS and Google.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 05 July 2022, 15:34:42 »

all of us moved to it. Then to Chrome later on.


I tried Chrome briefly and hated it. Then I also worked for a company for almost 3 years where it was the standard.

Delighted to be able to use Firefox full-time now.
The result is that the war, while it is of course overwhelmingly a fight for Ukrainian freedom, has also, weirdly, become a front in America’s cultural and political wars.
There’s growing speculation about what will happen inside Russia if the invasion of Ukraine ends in outright failure.
But you also have to wonder how the US right will handle the revelation that sometimes tough guys finish last.
- Paul Krugman NYT 2022-09-12