Microsoft goes Game of Thrones on Internet Explorer

Ned's_executionSoftware giant Microsoft has gone all Game of Thrones on its Internet Explorer range killing off most of the cast that we know and love.

Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 have been killed off in a single episode, although it is unlikely that even Microsoft fans will mourn their loss.

The browsers are reaching ‘end of life’ on Tuesday, meaning they’re no longer supported by Microsoft.

A patch, which goes live on January 12, will tell Internet Explorer users on to upgrade to something a little more modern. The KB3123303 patch adds the nag box, which will appear for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 users still using the old browsers after installing the update.

This means that developers will not need to target older browsers or care that CSS does not work in them.

It is thought that most businesses will just upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 which is the last version of Microsoft’s old browser that’s left supported. Vole wants people to move to Edge on Windows 10. This is something which will not happen until Edge supports important things like ad-bloc plus and other add-ons.