Re: Internet Explorer will no longer be supported in November

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>

On Sun, Aug 23, 2020 at 03:47 AM, Gene wrote:
It does no harm if it isn't being used and there sites, now and then, where it works better enough to be advantageous to use. It is a mistake to remove it.
Exactly.   There is no point in removing anything that ships with an operating system.  It's simple enough to let it lie fallow.

There are lots of things from previous versions of Windows that still ship with Windows 10, but where those are not placed "front and center" anymore.  Apparently Windows 10, Version 2004, is now hiding Paint if you do a completely clean install, but it stays around if you have a shortcut for it and do an upgrade.  It's still not gone, though, you have to turn the feature back on.  They're now pushing Paint 3D.

Notepad, WordPad, and all kinds of other little programs still come with Windows 10 but you have to search for them rather than having desktop shortcuts or start menu shortcuts created automatically.  And, of course, if you don't use them you don't remove them, they just lie fallow consuming some minuscule amount of disc space.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

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