Old 15th June 2022, 14:00   #1
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Microsoft retires Internet Explorer

Microsoft retires Internet Explorer after 27 years

GOOD Riddance I say I've been a Firefox user for years

I called it Internet Exploiter


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Old 15th June 2022, 14:18   #2
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about 26 years to late if you ask me
in the early days , the netscape navigator ( perfect browser) after that been trying all sorts of browsers like opera and firefox

nowdays it's chrome and still some things in opera.

next to a dislike to IE i also hate the safari browser
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Old 16th June 2022, 10:32   #3
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Not gonna lie, but I had many great memories with IE (nostalgia), but i liked that Microsoft retired it. Actually, i wonder what is going to happen on the WebBrowser/WebView Controls, since they are all IE based (like the omBrowser iirc). I now use Edge (keep the tomatoes down) alongside with Firefox sometimes.
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Old 16th June 2022, 11:21   #4
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I hate Safari but I hate Apple Products more. Tried using a iMac once and found it slow and unresponsive
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Old 20th June 2022, 08:08   #5
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There's a lot of hate for IE, and some of it is justified, but I will say that IE was great, at least until about mid-2000s.

IE 4, when it was released, was free (Netscape wasn't until a little later to compete) and supposedly better than what Netscape offered at the time, so Netscape really never could catch up. But then again being a teen when IE4 came out the only other options I had was the crappy ram heavy browser that came with my HP that would randomly lock up my computer or *gag* AOL to browse the web.

IE v5, v5.5 and v6 improved on it, but then after that it basically became stale (the only improvement that sticks out to me was the popup blocker added in XP sp2). Of course, Firefox came and suddenly Microsoft had to play catchup but by then I moved to Firefox completely as I personally hated IE v7+ primarily because of the unintuitive and ugly UI.

So I guess to me IE died when the first IE7 beta came out but I have so many good memories with it using toolbars, making sites in frontpage express w/ the <marquee> and hover icons and just browsing the internet in the late 90s/early 2000.

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