IE 8, 9 and 10 Set to Retire on January 12
For quite a while now, Internet Explorer has had a not-so amiable relationship with web developers. Since older versions of Internet Explorer do not work well with modern CSS, many developers keep dreaming of a world where they didn’t need to worry about the older versions of IE.
Well, that dream is about to come true: coming Tuesday, that is the 12th of January, Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 are set to retire and reach end of life.
Thus, after January 12, Internet Explorer’s older versions, such as 8, 9 and 10, will no longer be supported, and will not receive security updates or other patches. Users that might still be on the older versions of IE will be asked to upgrade to a newer version, such as Internet Explorer 11.
Since Microsoft is transitioning its users on Windows 10 to the new web browser, Edge, it will also imply that Internet Explorer 11 will be the last of its kind, as all other previous versions of the browser are now EOL.
If you are on an older version of Internet Explorer, it might be a good time to upgrade to IE 11, or a newer web browser. You can learn more about the end of life and retirement plans for IE 8, 9 and 10 on this page.