Farewell Microsoft Internet Explorer 1995-2022

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.

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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.

Nerd Corner Update: Dual Booting #Windows #Linux

I have been running Microsoft Windows exclusively on my home desktop computer since I got it several months ago. Windows has served me well at work and at home but I got the itch to dual boot operating systems on my computer so I installed Ubuntu Budgie which is an open source Linux based operating system that works a lot like Windows and looks a little like the Mac OSX.

This Dell Optiplex 7010 is the same computer I have at home and on my desk at work.

Both OS’s have their strong points but like Hannah Montana I wanted the best of both worlds. Linux is much more customizable because it is open source. Windows has a rich application platform and I need it for home productivity and there are things that it runs that Ubuntu Budgie does not.

In a way it allows me to have two somewhat different computers in one. This is going to give me flexibility and a little bit of fun. As a matter of fact I am writing this post on Ubuntu Budgie.

Enjoying Microsoft Windows 10, It’s Pretty Cool

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For years I used Microsoft Windows just like everyone else. I got tired of it and switched to Linux. Now that I have a new computer loaded with Windows 10 Professional I am really enjoying all the new things it’s bringing to the table. I like all the cool features built-in and the software store.

I have been able to get digitally organized and I have a few social apps running too. My computer is a refurbished Dell and there was a clean install of Windows 10 without a lot of bloat-ware. You can do a great deal with Win 10 without a lot of other software installed. As I mentioned before the software store allows you to download a lot of cool apps many of which cost you nothing. I am even enjoying the hybrid Edge-Chromium web browser.

All-in-all I am really enjoying. I am an old school desktop guy so this new system I have is agreeing with me. Blogging from a desktop is my favorite way to post. You can be geeky and rock it like Bill Gates. My view of Microsoft has indeed softened and I am warming up to it.

So I Have Joined The Dark Side – Now Using Windows 10 #microsoft #windows10

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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.

WordPress Desktop Apps, Great For Power Blogging #wordpressdotcom #wordpress

I downloaded the WordPress App for Linux and it is a great tool to keep you focused on composing blog posts. I really like it and when all I want to do is write or read blogs its a great piece of software. You can also manage all the functions of all the blogs you operate. Download it today if you have iOS, Linux or Windows. You will be a much better blogger for doing so.