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June 2, 2021

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!

Kathie Pearce
ComputerFAQ - #57


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