Microsoft Says Don’t Use Internet Explorer As Your Primary Browser

In short, a recent blog post from Microsoft is urging people to stop using Internet Explorer as their primary/default web browser.

Why? Chris Jackson, with Microsoft, is quoted as saying, “You see, Internet Explorer is a compatibility solution. We’re not supporting new web standards for it and, while many sites work fine, developers by and large just aren’t testing for Internet Explorer these days”.

So what does this mean for you? Well, there are certain situations where one might be forced to use Internet Explorer for specific websites one uses. Namely, because those websites were developed in the backend to be used specifically with Internet Explorer. Often, these are websites with a specific business function in mind.

Of course, there isn’t some master list of what websites work best in or only with Internet Explorer out there. So if you’re unsure, check with the makers of the website to find out which browser is best for compatibility purposes. Otherwise, use either Microsoft’s Edge Browser (part of Windows 10),  Chrome, or Firefox for your general Internet browsing purposes.

We’re partial to the Chrome browser, but not because it’s perfect or completely free of security issues. No browser is.