The various flavors of the Internet Explorer have been a bane for web designers and web developers because of their unpredictable ways of handling website elements. Although the Internet Explorer killed Netscape, it could never live up to the mark, and its demise has been strongly desired by web developers and web designers for many years.
Thankfully, according to this Next Web update, support for various versions of Internet Explorer is being withdrawn and will no longer be available to their users. A patch from Microsoft will go live on January 12, 2016 that will prompt Internet Explorer users to upgrade to a modern browser. This way all those people who still insist on using Internet Explorer for whatever reason, will be deterred, and will be forced to embrace a contemporary browser.
The underlying problem with Internet Explorer has been that it hasn’t been able to keep up with the modern ways of rendering content on the Internet that is available on browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox.
Will you be able to use the Internet Explorer versions prior to Internet Explorer 11? Sure. The patch is not going to stop your Internet Explorer. It is just going to nudge you to upgrade to a contemporary browser but if you don’t want to do that, you can go on using the Internet Explorer at your own risk because you won’t be receiving security updates or other updates and patches, leaving your web surfing vulnerable to attacks and hacks.