Internet Explorer will no longer be supported in November


Gene
 

Microsoft has officially said that it will no longer support Internet Explorer with security updates in November. I don't recall the wording and I don't recall if updates will stop at the beginning of November or at the end.
https://www.komando.com/technology/microsoft-kills-internet-explorer/750690/?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2020-08-20

For years, it has been recommended, even by the department of homeland security that Internet Explorer not be used for security reasons. it has very little market share now. Yet many blind people continue to use it, evidently because of fear of change.

So here are the choices;
Keep using Internet Explorer as it becomes increasingly dangerous and will slowly work on fewer and fewer sites, or wait until the last moment and then try other browsers under pressure, or try other browsers now and see that the only thing you had to fear was fear itself and give yourself lots of time to learn, not under pressure, the small amount you will have to learn unless you want to change settings in the browser.

For a lot of users, there will be very little to learn. Browsing is almost completely identical with any browser that supports the Virtual PC Cursor or Browse mode. You will need to learn to work with book marks differently but, unless you want to change settings, that will be almost the only thing you will have to learn. There are one or two other things, such as how to change where files download to if you don't want them to download to the default folder.

If you want to work with settings, you will have more to learn.

Gene

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