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Developers Celebrate The Death Of Internet Explorer

Microsoft is abandoning older versions of Internet Explorer and devs couldn't be happier

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Jan 12, 2016 at 3:55 PM ET

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.

Some developers even baked cakes for the dearly departed.

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.