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Microsoft pulls plug on Internet Explorer

Microsoft pulls plug on Internet Explorer

Cyber Security, Internet, Technology
Internet Explorer was launched in 1995 and came preinstalled on every Windows device for almost 20 years beginning in 1997.  Microsoft will finally retire Internet Explorer on June 15, 2022. The web browser is said to be replaced with certain versions of Windows 10. "The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge," reads a blog post from Microsoft published Wednesday. "Not only is Microsoft Edge a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it is also able to address a key concern: compatibility for older, legacy websites and applications." More than two decades ago, IE was riding high—perhaps too high to some. It featured prominently in the browser battle of roughly 20 years ago and in the U.S. government’s antitrust bat

Is Windows 8 ‘the New Vista’ ?

Microsoft employees reportedly refer to Windows 8 as "the new Vista," a nickname guaranteed to make company executives cringe -- and a perception that's hastening the arrival of Windows 9. Respected blogger Paul Thurrott, who covers Windows on WinSupersite.com, disclosed the nickname in a tweet. "Can we call Windows 8 the new Vista? Not so fast, analyst says." Call it what you want. That's what they call it inside of Microsoft. — Paul Thurrott (@thurrott) January 17, 2014 Although Windows 8 has received a somewhat warmer welcome from IT professionals and end-users than Vista (How could it have been colder?), Win 8 has suffered from slow sales traction. More than a year after it debuted, Win 8 (plus Win 8.1) passed the 10 percent marketshare figure, according to NetMarketshare. Overall, h

Microsoft Teams With the Government of Kenya and Indigo Telecom o Deliver Low-Cost, Solar-Powered Broadband Access

Broadband, Internet
 Microsoft Corp., in collaboration with the government of Kenya's Ministry of Information and Communications and Indigo Telecom Ltd., today announced the launch of a pilot project delivering low-cost wireless broadband access to previously unserved locations near Nanyuki and Kalema, Kenya. The network utilizes TV white spaces and solar-powered base stations to deliver broadband access and create new opportunities for commerce, education, healthcare and delivery of government services. source