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Internet Explorer goes kaput

#1 Post by webfork » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:49 pm

So it's a convoluted death to celebrate, but I'm glad it's gone: Internet Explorer is kicking the bucket (moving out of support) in a few months:

While it obviously improved a lot since it's worst days ("how did I get all these toolbars?"), this program was very influential for me. In many ways it was the catalyst for my involvement here on the site and underlined so many things I try to remember about technology:
  • Encourage other people to get out of their comfort zone and try something that's not default on Windows (which is more or less the goal of TPFC)
  • Avoid stuff that "integrates" with your computer (again, part of my interest in portability)
  • Don't rely on a single entity for using the web (now an issue with Google Chrome / Chromium)
  • Don't go with the default settings -- take additional steps to protect your security
  • Where possible, try to aim for open and cross-platform tools

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Re: Internet Explorer goes kaput

#2 Post by Midas » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:30 am

I was a staunch user of IE for quite a long time -- starting with v3 and up to v6, spanning more than a decade. :hushed:

Some time after that, I switched to Gecko based browsers like K-Melon, PaleMoon and current day SeaMonkey and I never looked back.

Considering the amount of mischief IE has enabled unto the open Internet, I'm sure very few people will mourn its demise.

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