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So long, Internet Explorer. The browser is finally retiring

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By RICHARD JACOBSEN

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About time. Been using Google Chrome for quite some years.

Always wondered why the school computers were and are still running on IE.

Bad choice in my opinion!

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bad news for Japan.

country loves hanko,fax and internet explorer.

interesting thing is that many japanese websites/programs runs just on internet explorer only.

even in 2022 june 15th.

no change.things are frozen in 1995 but now are abt to be defrosted.

feel sorry about people who will need to look for some alternative and will be forced to look for something new and learn how to use it/irony OFF/.

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Can someone please tell 90% of Japanese companies?

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Internet Explorer was awful! The last time I used that junk was in 2006 or so...wait, almost forgot - my company, which is always on the cutting edge (not), still uses this garbage. We still use faxes and computers from the mid-2000s too. We don't have the useless oyaji staring out the window anymore though. It's a young woman now.

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MocheakeToday 02:41 pm JST

Internet Explorer was awful! The last time I used that junk was in 2006 or so...wait, almost forgot - my company, which is always on the cutting edge (not), still uses this garbage. We still use faxes and computers from the mid-2000s too. We don't have the useless oyaji staring out the window anymore though. It's a young woman now.-good,as long as she knows how to make ocha for big boss :)

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joining old mate Netscape Navigator

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Great news!

Long live Brave!

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My school uses IE for a Japanese program called Academic Ace (Ache) which has been a burning pile of dog feces since its inception.

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Japan will enter into another recession since majority of their “applications” run on IE only. I can predict panic when Windows Update deletes IE for good

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End of an era..

I miss 90s..

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Firefox is still king; never heard of Brave...

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My school uses IE for a Japanese program called Academic Ace (Ache) which has been a burning pile of dog feces since its inception.

Reminds me of my alma mater in South Korea. I was talking to one of my former professors a while ago who said students still had to use IE to check their grades.

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At home I did use it literally two times only when we got a PC with Windows 95 back in the 90s.

I accessed the internet a first time, everything cool.

The second time it simply didn't want to access anything anymore and I started to freak out (I was still wet behind the ears back then). Once I did manage to access the internet I downloaded Netscape which I knew from a friend whose family had internet before us.

IE never worked a third time and this was the begin of my non-IE browsing history:

.Netscape

.Firefox

.Safari

.Opera (only for a brief time out of curiosity)

.Chrome

While at work, whatever company I land at always, always, always IE.

IF we ever have a choice to start with (Firefox or IE or Chrome or IE) from some arcane reason does management always drop the non-IE browser to the dismay of all employees...

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More hole than swiss cheese

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Japanese companies will feel this change the most because they rely on IE I guess they didn't keep up with the changes as with everything they do. All they are worried about is out put and no input!

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Kaimy,a tech savvy country like Japan ,has not really created anything to the internet lately,but rely on other's

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Firefox is the way to go for privacy. Brave is pretty good too. Chrome is horrible for privacy, and is the most attacked browser too, as it's the most prevalent. Safari is nice to use. Edge is surprisingly good, after decades of IE crap.

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I though I.E. was deprecated over 10 yrs ago?

The rise of Apple and iPads killed it and rightly so. Apple's choice to block Adobe-Flash was a huge push in the industry.

Companies with niche software often were provided with I.E. addons by the vendor, which couldn't be ported to any other platform for reasonable costs. Where I worked in 2007, we were mandating all I.E. addon app dependencies be removed by us and all our vendors. Because we where the largest customer for nearly all our vendors - larger than many world govts - we were able to dictate this change. It included an unstated threat that we'd switch to a different option if the vendor didn't do it. It didn't hurt that MSFT was pushing people off IE too. Some large vendors tried to push back, then we dropped 1 and all the others quickly started porting.

Between Adobe and MSFT, something like 50% of the most serious software security bugs happened. It was really scary how poor the security was in the software from those two companies. I watch the CERT advisories daily as part of my job.

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As long as I can stiil use gopher and lynx...

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Yes, Internet Explorer had its flaws, but I would have taken IE over QQ Browser any day.

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Linux Mint, Brave and Duck-Duck-Go. Just saying ........

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Linux Mint, Brave and Duck-Duck-Go. Just saying ........

Alright DT! Excellent! I've been a Unix nerd about 30 yrs. Not so sure about DDG (recently admitted to some unflattering agreements) and Brave, but Mint is a fine distro that isn't likely to leave someone with a broken software like some of the nerdier distros.

I run a custom distro based off Ubuntu Server with a light WM-only setup. DEs are just too bloated for me, but Linux is about finding what the user prefers, not what someone half a world away likes. A huge complaint from noobs is that there are too many choices. Mint does a good job and doesn't fail where Ubuntu is failing and isn't too nerdy for normal people like Fedora, Arch or the 50 other 'also try me' distros.

Lynx and Dillo are my 'is this safe?" browsers, run inside a constrained container. If I think a site is trustworthy, then FF + firejail minimal constraints. For very complex websites that I don't trust, say an airline site or any TV news/newspaper website, those get Chromium in a private firejail environment that looks like a 1st-run browser every time. Nothing touches the storage this way.

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@theFu, for ages I was afraid to try Linux. In grad school a lot of the students chose to do the number crunching for their research on the universities Unix system. They spent the great majority of their time troubleshooting their code and not doing research or conducting analysis of the results. They were endlessly frustrated and some could not meet deadlines to complete their work due to problems with Unix code. I found a then brand new desktop program that did 90% of the same things Unix was doing and went that way for my own research (mid-late 1990s). Ever since Unix and Linux both sort of scared me off. But Macroshaft has so frustrated me the last few years, especially WIN10 which is so intrusive and Edge (Sludge) I overcame my fears and dove in. The computer I'm typing on was custom made for me and was delivered with Linux Mint 20.3 Cinnamon and Firefox. I installed Brave. Everything else on it is open source, including Firejail. I did my research and am pleased with the results. Libre Office is as good or better than Macroshaft Orifice and Adobe. I don't need any of it. Open source everything from now on. Sometimes I have to type stuff in the Terminal window instead of a simple MS style installation but oh well. I have complete control and no bloatware. Just the few software programs I need and nothing else. Boots up in a couple of seconds.

I am going to investigate Lynx and Dillo now. Hadn't heard of them before.

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I'm a Mac fan myself, as you get the best of both worlds, having Unix underneath, with the Apple UX on top.

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