Bye bye Internet Explorer

Kevin Lancaster

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Bye bye Internet Explorer

Look out, Internet Explorer. After 20 years of competing against rival web browsers, Microsoft is gearing up to launch its own alternative to its once-dominant Internet surfing program
 

genetic

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Internet Explorer and Firefox are better and faster than Chrome these days.
 

Drifter

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Huge impact on businesses. Lots of companies I deal with only use IE. Heck, even some of the banks you can only use IE for their internet banking.
 

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Huge impact on businesses. Lots of companies I deal with only use IE. Heck, even some of the banks you can only use IE for their internet banking.
Serves them bloody right for not waking up a decade ago.
 

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Huge impact on businesses. Lots of companies I deal with only use IE. Heck, even some of the banks you can only use IE for their internet banking.
Yip in the insurance industry as well. This is going to cause big poef.
 

FaSMaN

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I don't know why every article doesn't state the obvious , its not being killed, there renaming it to "Spartan" or what ever, a turd by any other name is still a turd.
 

dovij

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Huge impact on businesses. Lots of companies I deal with only use IE. Heck, even some of the banks you can only use IE for their internet banking.
Users will still be able to download IE, and security fixes will still be issued.

My question is for Web components inside of LOB applications - will they be using Spartan or IE? Obviously, if it uses Spartan for the Web component, this will cause major issues.
 

xumwun

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I don't know why every article doesn't state the obvious , its not being killed, there renaming it to "Spartan" or what ever, a turd by any other name is still a turd.
That's not entirely true. They will be using a new rendering engine but will still have a compatibility mode rendering in mshtml/trident.
 

Quey_Quick

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Most banks still use IE 8, mine is currently busy upgrading to IE 11 (This already causes headaches.)
 

rrh

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IE still gives me the least rendering problems, probably because most web developers start by testing with IE simply because it still has the largest installed base.
 

Skerminkel

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Most banks still use IE 8, mine is currently busy upgrading to IE 11 (This already causes headaches.)
If my bank did not understand the security advantage of standards compliance, I would have upgraded to a new one long ago.
 

Quey_Quick

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If my bank did not understand the security advantage of standards compliance, I would have upgraded to a new one long ago.
It's not that we don't understand it, we have lazy devs. But all banks are still behind with IE.
 

Skerminkel

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It's not that we don't understand it, we have lazy devs. But all banks are still behind with IE.
Exactly. If they cannot be bothered to do proper quality control on a critical business process, I will not trust them with my money.
 

Quey_Quick

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Exactly. If they cannot be bothered to do proper quality control on a critical business process, I will not trust them with my money.
No bank is going to suit you then. As a point of reference I am a nedbank employee, and Nedbank in terms of technology are ahead of the other banks. Independent assessors have verified this.
 

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But Chrome has gone to kar* . I have since switched to Opera and since then life resumed
 
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