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JAN 6

2016

Internet Explorer : Out with the old, in with the new!



Just in time for the new year, Microsoft has announced that they will be pulling the plug on Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10 next Tuesday (January 12). The final patch for these browser versions will be released, and there will be no more security updates or technical support after that.

As with any legacy version retirement, it's never that simple. Microsoft has several exclusions for older versions of IE on certain operating systems and under certain conditions. If you are curious if your system or users will be affected, then you should read the details on Microsoft's full announcement here.

This move will push users to upgrade to either Internet Explorer 11 or to Microsoft's new Edge browser, built for Windows 10. For those of you with nostaligic interest, don't worry - we have user agent classifications for all those old versions of IE below:

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FEB 29

2016

Leap Day Launch!











APR 18

2009

Where did Palm go?







JUL 13

2008

2,000 bots!





JUN 19

2008

And we're back...


JAN 21

2008

Happy 2nd Birthday!


OCT 25

2007

The Creature Post



JUL 22

2007

Hot Summer Bots




JUN 13

2007

Twiceler Strikes!


JUN 3

2007

Land of 1,000 bots




MAR 24

2007

March Bot Madness


MAR 10

2007

Got Spiders?




FEB 3

2007

February Stars


JAN 12

2007

Happy 1st Birthday!




DEC 12

2006

50,000 User Agents!



OCT 17

2006

2 weeks, 30 bots


OCT 2

2006

4 weeks, 23 bots



AUG 26

2006

500 bots!


AUG 20

2006

5 days, 8 bots











MAY 2

2006

A few new bots









JAN 12

2006

Day One


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