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(CNN)   Microsoft on Internet Explorer: What's that? Never heard it. Hey, look over there *runs*   ( divider line
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2020-08-18 3:28:55 PM  
7 votes:
"Microsoft drives another nail in the coffin of its most hated product"

Most? I'm pretty sure the jury's still out on that.
2020-08-18 4:38:36 PM  
3 votes:
IE is not MS's most hated product. Remember this farking thing?

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2020-08-19 4:36:39 AM  
2 votes:
Article has a few misleading revisions of history.

IE didn't kill its competitors by superiority. It killed them by being free, pre-installed on Windows. It was subsidized by MS so that no one else could put out a paid product.

IE wasn't *ever* the technically superior browser.

They also present Edge as a Chromium variant, ignoring the fact that it didn't start that way, and that's only a recent change. The original Edge was just a new IE with a different name. Essentially it was a rebranding that let them give you old IE next to new IE, and both were still not fully HTML 5 compatible.

Which is and has always been the biggest problem with IE/Edge. If they'd just farking followed the goddamn standards, fewer people would have been trying to jump to other stuff. Sure, there'd still be people who wanted the extra features of the other browsers, but *basic farking compatibility* is a minimum, and they couldn't even do that.

Well, I say "couldn't". More like "wouldn't'. They are constantly trying to force their own standard on things (like XML, for example. Office implemented it's only slightly-different version.)
2020-08-18 6:51:15 PM  
2 votes:
Anyone who doesn't hate IE has never had to work on a website that specifically requires that IE6 is supported.
2020-08-18 5:18:11 PM  
1 vote:

pdieten: edmo: My former employer, a government agency, will no doubt find themselves handicapped by this quickly.

Maybe, but this is just saying that O365 and Teams won't run on IE anymore. Edge is available for W7 and newer, so if they got updated that far and aren't using the desktop apps they're still supported

It's the government.  W7 is still dangerously untested geekery that'd just mess everything up by cracky!

/ditto for a lot of industrial applications
//I'd be shocked to death if I couldn't find machine control apps running with IE as a shell within just about any city with industry at all
///some things are just too dumb to benefit much from OS upgrades 'till it gets to the "shiat's completely obsolete now, gotta port it to something else" stage
2020-08-18 4:40:26 PM  
1 vote:
In other news, the first nail is driven into the coffin of the steaming pile of dead animals that is Teams.
2020-08-18 4:25:45 PM  
1 vote:
I've been using Edge for about 3 months now, and I like it.  It's really just a Chrome rip off, but runs a little more native on a Windows box (ie my citrix for work runs on it better than Chrome).
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