Over 20 years, the Internet Explorer under his belt, now Microsoft is ending support for many old versions of January 12, 2016. ULTIMATE TECH NEWS explains how to safely continue surfing!
IE era of Internet Explorer is coming to an end: After several years, Microsoft gets rid of many versions. As the company now officially announced that support for older Internet Explorer not only feature enhancements ends on 12 January 2016. From this day to remain, also vulnerabilities in most browser versions no longer stuffs the provider with updates – what viruses and Trojans opens the floodgates! Which versions are affected and what can do the users explains ULTIMATE TECH NEWS .
- 1 What versions of IE gets it?
- 2 These measures will help
- 3 Change the operating system for the current IE
- 4 Windows 7: Doubts according to Microsoft
- 5 Internet Explorer (almost) beyond redemption
- 6 20 years Internet Explorer: No happy ending
- 7 Demise of a classic: The went wrong
- 8 Space for new
- 9 Edge: So it goes
- 10 What chance does the new Microsoft browser?
What versions of IE gets it?
Normally Microsoft distributes improvements for operating system and board such as the IE via Windows Update feature. From 12 January 2016, the IE versions 7, 8, 9 and 10 will not get a vaccine. Only the current Internet Explorer 11, the Redmond want to maintain in terms of safety. The IE11 is already included in Windows 8.1 and 10. FIG. For cost reasons, Microsoft cuts off old habits: It makes little sense, obsolete products continue to wait, but if a much more modern version of IE (11) exists. Problems could get companies whose enterprise applications rely on a specific IE version. The IE6 gets the way for quite some time no more updates; the program was in Windows XP, including the default browser
These measures will help
To escape the update Off, upgrade your Internet Explorer to the latest version! Who uses Windows 8.1 or 10, you need nothing else to do. The situation is different in Windows 7 from: At a bare system of IE8 is installed. That which comes from a different time, you could tell them that this version was the latest usable for XP users. Only Windows 7 allows a switch to Internet Explorer 11: You get the browser through the Windows Update feature or ULTIMATE TECH NEWS download area. In the latter you will find both a 32- and a 64-bit version. In order for the browser-makeover is progressing smoothly, the system up to date should be – even if you change by download package of ULTIMATE TECH NEWS . The installation of IE11 from the ULTIMATE TECH NEWS download area basically works but also with an outdated Windows 7. The exact steps is a manual.Unlucky users of Windows XP and Vista: When the XP’s Internet Explorer 8 Final, Vista users get maximum the IE9 32-bit or IE9 64-bit. Especially users of older Windows editions should consider the installation of Firefox or Chrome. Both programs are faster than the Internet Explorer and thanks to updates in the future much more secure. In addition, many more extension programs are available. The permit fine tuning in terms of functionality and design.
Change the operating system for the current IE
Who uses a Windows 7’s predecessor, should load the latest available Microsoft browser least. Even those who hardly uses the IE, does well – after all, might malware vulnerabilities and then exploit if you never start the browser. To be on the safe side, however, recommended the move to Windows 7, 8.1 or 10: they all come with the IE11 cope. Who 7 or 8.1 used increases the way until the end of July 2016 in order to free Windows 10th Here the browser development is in addition to the IE11 Microsoft Edge included. Although there are no visible differences between the IE11 in Windows 7 / 8.1 and 10, the switch could be worthwhile just because of IE on Win10 nevertheless: Only the Internet Explorer 11 in Windows supports the latest web standard HTTP / 2. The accelerated among others the use of websites as Facebook and Twitter.
Windows 7: Doubts according to Microsoft
Microsoft employee Chris Capossela According to Windows 7 is unsure of the use of the system, he does not recommend. Users would be well advised to change his on better protected Windows 10th That this statement comes just from marketing executives, is not surprising: after all, the software vendor has set the ambitious goal to lift the new operating system until 2017 at one billion units. Founded justifications of Capossela to his statement? Wrong! In fact, Windows 7 is ex works less well protected as his successor, but as dramatic not fall out of the technical differences. Who updates the standard (without rehearsed Service Pack 1) is quite antiquated board means using an update function, also receives on a Windows 7 PC a contemporary security basis. With an antivirus program equipped, Win7 devices are not bad because: you get until January 14, 2020 security updates. Until then, the Redmond grant the so-called extended support.
Internet Explorer (almost) beyond redemption
The IE was not just any program, but for a long time one of Microsoft’s flagship projects.Due to numerous security vulnerabilities and outdated technology of the former Top-browser but now enjoys a dubious reputation. Not for nothing is one of the installation of Chrome or Firefox now standard procedure for most users. How Microsoft admits, the poor image of Internet Explorer is no longer burnish. Windows 10 only develops without Internet Explorer to a successful system – so probably is the Council of the marketing department. The Group of the old technology will not be entirely separated, however. For enterprise customers will continue to the Internet Explorer in most Windows 10 versions are used, to ensure compatibility with internal applications.
20 years Internet Explorer: No happy ending
Exclusively for Windows 95 was released in August 1995, the first version of Internet Explorer. For the use of the program still had to grab that time Windows users in the pocket, only since version 2.0 of IE belonged to the basic equipment of the operating system. And thus began the triumphal procession of the browser. After Microsoft the “browser war” of the competition in the form of Netscape Navigator – from a few years later Firefox emerged – had disposed of, was the Internet Explorer to the new millennium for many people synonymous with the Internet. With Internet Explorer 6, which appeared in 2001 with Windows XP, the Microsoft program was finally reached at the peak of his success.
Demise of a classic: The went wrong
Windows XP became the best seller, the market share of Internet Explorer increased locally to over 90 percent. Serious competition was not in sight – prompt the group drove down the maintenance, resolved at times even the entire development team of IE on.The result: Technological innovations were sought henceforth vain. Instead of reports on the achievements of the program soon dominated severe vulnerabilities headlines.
Space for new
Perhaps driven by the negative headlines, created with Google Chrome and Firefox which still strongest competitor of Microsoft browser. But technical innovations and putting on web standards did not help to arrive against the quasi omnipresence of the Internet Explorer. Only an antitrust lawsuit of the European Union thundered Microsoft intended to alert Windows users to alternative browsers. For the IE a debacle: It indeed still holds a significant market share (in German-speaking nearly 15 percent, as of: March 18, 2015), relying but no new standards in the development of the browser area.
Edge: So it goes
What chance does the new Microsoft browser?
While Google and Mozilla equip their browsers steadily with other functions and thus expand to a second operating system, many users wish again a sleek program that focuses on one task: displaying websites. Microsoft manages to limit the development of Edge on the essentials, the browser would have a good chance – if you open design especially the system and allows for expand ability. Currently no additional programs for Edge are available, many features are still missing. If Microsoft has upgraded standards but as a full-screen mode and Jump Lists messages and the minimum optical remains true, the program could have a bright future ahead.