Developers Celebrate The Death Of Internet Explorer
Microsoft is abandoning older versions of Internet Explorer and devs couldn't be happier
Microsoft officially abandoned old versions of Internet Explorer on Tuesday, and developers are celebrating with memes and baked goods.
The decision was likely made to encourage people to switch to Edge, Microsoft’s latest browser, which the company launched in November. Microsoft will continue to support Internet Explorer 11, but will not provide security updates or technical support for users of IE 8, 9 and 10. The announcement was excellent news for developers who despise the browser. And so, the tech-savvy elite took to Twitter today to celebrate the death of one of the most infamous programs in computing history.
— Mindaug (@FrontEndMaker) January 12, 2016
— Iain Mac (@IainMcPherson) January 12, 2016
— Rick Nguyen (@getricknow) January 6, 2016
Microsoft killing #InternetExplorer 8, 9, and 100 will be humanity’s single greatest accomplishment of the 21st century.
— Mathieu Perron (@matness) January 6, 2016
Some developers even baked cakes for the dearly departed.
— Ingrid (@IngridCheung) January 12, 2016
— Marie Steinthaler (@marmarlade) January 12, 2016
Despite the festivities, this could be a dark day for the millions of computer users who still use outdated versions of Internet Explorer and are now vulnerable to cyber threats.