IE8 or Internet Explorer from Microsoft will no longer be supported with effect from January 2016. This means that the security and technical support updates will no longer be available for Internet Explorer 8, which has been launched since March 2009 with current market share of over 21 percent. Consequently, those using each of the operating system supported by Windows will have to update Web browsers to a particular version prior to January 2016.
Therefore, it will not be long before an older version of Internet Explorer 8 and one of the operating systems stop obtaining bug fixes and security updates from Microsoft, if you are still using any of them. In other words, you are already counting days, if you are still using the old IE8.
IE Compatibility Considerations
Unfortunately, it is not totally catch-free to upgrade to the newest version of Internet Explorer. Some of the available online services and web sites are intended to work only with particular versions of Microsoft’s web browser. No wonder many individuals and businesses stick with the old IE8 and Windows. Upgrading is not just an easy option, despite the fact that the two are insecure.