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Goodbye Old Browser
Old habits die hard, and using the old Internet Explorer as your web browser is one of them. Many of us have been reluctant to switch over to Microsoft Edge or Chrome when IE has always been the one for us. After all Internet Explorer has been around for 26 years!
Time is slowly running out on this browser though as Microsoft is going to officially retire Internet Explorer next year. They have already begun the process and some applications no longer work with IE. Microsoft Teams for example won’t run on the old legacy browser.
While not many of us may use Teams, another more popular web-based program, Office 365 will stop working with IE this summer. Note that this ONLY effects the web-based version of Office 365, the free one that you can access only when you are online.
If you already use Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Firefox then none of this will apply to you. If you are still using Internet Explorer, then it’s probably a good idea to think about switching over. Don’t worry about losing your Favorites, they can easily be transferred over to Edge, Chrome or Firefox.
Just for clarification, Internet Explorer has an icon with the big E on it. Edge and Chrome operate very similarly as they are based on the same code.
Internet Explorer is not as secure as the other browsers and Microsoft is ready to be done with it. While there is still time to switch over, do some exploring of your own and decide which browser you want to use to replace IE if you haven’t already done so.
Have a great week!
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I’ve lived in the Randle area for the past 20 years, moving here from Kent in 1999 to get out of the city life and never looked back. I have three children, my oldest daughter lives in Seattle and the younger daughter and son live in Randle. I’m blessed with three beautiful grandkids.
I started working with computers in the early 80’s when I worked at the Air Traffic Control Center (FAA) in Auburn, WA. I worked there for 12 years and eventually ended up in the computer lab overseeing new Air Traffic Control students doing their required computer training. From there, I took a job with Boeing in their Computer Based Training department developing the computer training materials that airplane customers receive when they buy Boeing’s planes. Except for a few Boeing layoffs and re-hires, I worked there until 2015 when our department was disolved and the work moved elsewhere to save money.
Since leaving Boeing I have worked at a variety of jobs in the valley. While working at Fischer’s Market I met Robert. After he learned of my computer background he told me he was wanting to retire at some point and was looking for someone to work with him and possibly pass the torch to. For the past 6 months or so I’ve been working as his assistant and learning his business. On March 31, I officially purchased ComputerFAQ from him and am very excited to continue his work.
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