New in Tech: RIP Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10


The infamous Internet Explorer is a browser we all love to hate. For users, it’s notoriously slow, and for marketers it is the bane of our email marketing and web design testing processes.

But lucky for us, Microsoft has announced that support for older versions of Internet Explorer will end on January 12, 2016. This means that only Internet Explorer 11 will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support.

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Internet Explorer 11 has had much better reviews than previous versions and offers better security and performance than operating systems created in the past.

Do you have old versions of IE installed on your computer?

It’s time for an upgrade. On January 12, Internet Explorer users will be pushed to install and launch the newest version.

We also believe this is a subtle push to get Microsoft users to transition to Edge. Microsoft Edge is supported only on Windows 10, and is supposed to be Internet Explorer 11’s eventual replacement and is highly functional in comparison.

Are you happy or upset about these transitions away from Internet Explorer?

Share your thoughts in the comments!

About the Author: Deanna Zaucha is the Senior Content Marketing Specialist for Webs and Pagemodo, and also manages their social media presence. She can be found on the dance floor, or on her iPhone keeping up with trends in marketing and tech. Get more from Deanna on the Webs Blog, Pagemodo Blog, and Twitter.

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