As you probably already know (unless you’re really young), Internet Explorer is the web browser that, let’s say, paved the way for web browsing. For many years, “Internet Explorer” and “web browsers” were used interchangeably. Up until around the 2000s, Internet Explorer was used by over 95% of web users.
However, since then new browsers such as Chrome and Firefox have taken over – and for good reason.
Today, less than 10% of web users still use Internet Explorer (IE). If you are part of this 10%, stick around to find out why it’s time to move on.
Microsoft no longer supports older version of IE…which is most likely what you’re using.
What does this mean? Simply put, using IE is putting your PC at great risk of getting viruses and malware. There are also no solutions for this if it does happen to you…YIKES! The only version of IE Microsoft still supports is version 11, however even Microsoft is encouraging you to download the new and improved Microsoft Edge.
IE does not display web pages correctly
IE is a web designer’s (that’s me) arch nemesis. The website that you pay big bucks for will look great on every other web brower, but completely whacked on IE. There are ways to fix this (sometimes) but they are very difficult for me and will become very expensive for you…and neither one of us wants that.
Studies show that most users will actually leave a web page if it takes more than 5 seconds to load. Guess what – IE on average takes almost 10 seconds. Nobody has that kind of time to waste 😉
All in all, Internet Explorer has been getting pushed to the back burner for many years, and this point, it would be better for everyone if it just went away! Do yourself a favor – protect your computer from unwanted bugs and save yourself some time with an updated browser. The most popular are Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. Happy browsing!