Re: which browser to choose?


Gene
 

No software company supports its products .indefinitely.  Things change over time in terms of technical ways which things are done and requirements change over time in terms of what a program does.  For .example, when Internet .explorer was developed, there wasn’t the emphasis on security there is now.  I would think it was better and easier to design a new browser than to try to add what would be needed in Internet Explorer.  Also, I suspect things have changed in terms of how some web pages are coded and there will be ongoing changes. 
 
Windows 10 is very different technically than Windows XP.  It doesn’t make sense for Microsoft to continue to support XP. 
 
It may not always be a goode decision not to support programs.  I don’t know enough technically to say if Microsoft should have continued to support Outlook Express, for example.  But in general, look at all sorts of programs by all sorts of for profit companies and open source developers.  New versions come out over time and old versions are no longer supported. 
 
Look at NvDA.  It has just recently undergone major technical changes for technical reasons that were necessary as the programming language it uses is further developed.  As a result, old versions of a lot of add-ons don’t work in the current version and a lot of developers have modified their add-ons to work.  And NVDA hasn’t supported XP for a number of years because it is too technically difficult to support it in newer versions as those versions change to support changes in Windows itself. 
 
Gene

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Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:55 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?
 
That's my point.  I don't know why they have to stop supporting their own
products.  Pam.

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From: Marie
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:06 PM
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

    Why would that surprise you? They stopped supporting Outlook Express and
WLM years ago. both are Microsoft products.



Marie
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From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:01 PM
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And the thing that gets me is, internet explorer is a microsoft product, so
the fact that they wouldn't support their own product gets me.  Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:54 PM
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Hollie, it just seems so unnecessary that Microsoft would
abandon a perfectly good product - maybe not to all, but to
many users. I realize that some people have privacy issues,
and I think that should be respected, as well as I am
thinking our desire to take our chances with IE should be
respected too.

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[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:33 AM
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Carolyn:

I am with you.  Hard to leave I.E., but I am trying.








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