On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, Microsoft officially ended support for its once-dominant web browser, Internet Explorer. I remember first seeing it in its 2.0 version and I used it for a few years after it adopted Java and Animated gifs. MSIE put a hurting on then-dominant browser Netscape, which I still have nostalgia for.
The Internet changed because of Microsoft. Developers made websites to work with it forcing people to use it over alternatives.
Competition finally began to eat into the market share dominance it once enjoyed. IE has been replaced by Edge, an excellent cross-platform browser that can be used on Windows and Linux.
The joke I have heard today is it’s the best browser to download Google’s Chrome. Well, I guess we will have to use alternatives now. Rest in Pixels Internet Explorer.
Anyone using Microsoft stuff like Outlook, Office 360, etc for home/personal use? I kinda like using a lot of stuff that comes with the operating system to make things as seamless as possible. What do you think?
By the way I am trying to use WordPress Blocks in composing my blog posts now. I guess its time to stretch the old noggin.
I bought a new computer this past week and it came with Microsoft Windows 10 Professional. This is the first time I have used Windows at home on a regular basis in quite some time. Like anything, there is a learning curve that goes along with it. I am getting to know it and there are some things I like and others I don’t. For over 10 years I used one Linux distro or another and have enjoyed it. But it’s OK to try something different, something old and familiar with some new polish. isn’t it?
Almost everyone uses Microsoft’s or Apple’s operating system to power their machines so this is as much a social experiment as anything. This new system I have is the most powerful machine I have owned and yes I am going to stick to using Windows 10 so I can be more fluent in it. As a matter of fact, I am writing this post on the native Edge web browser.
Let’s see what happens. It’s going to be an adventure to be sure.
In 1995 I got my first serious job out of college working for a TV station. My first big purchase was a new computer and on that PC was Windows 95 where I learned much about what I know about computers.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of Windows 95, the operating system that changed how we interface with the personal computer. My computer at the time had 1 gig of hard drive space and had plenty of room for Win 95 and for file storage. These days 1 gig can be found on a device the size of a postage stamp.
It was on that computer running Windows where I first got online to discover the wonders of the World Wide Web through Mindspring my Internet Service Provider. Really its hard to believe its been 20 years. Time marches on in technology and life.