Microsoft planning to drop support for older versions of Internet Explorer

ie1Microsoft wants you to stop using old versions of its Internet Explorer (IE) browser, with the computer giant announcing Thursday its intention to end support for all versions but the latest one – depending on which Windows operating system you’re running.

If you’re still exploring the Web using any of the old iterations of IE, you have plenty of time to get your house in order – 17 months, to be precise. Fail to follow Microsoft’s advice to upgrade, however, and you’ll be left using a browser no longer receiving important security updates, with tech support withdrawn, too.