Microsoft put a post, last week on its blog which is titled as “The perils of using Internet Explorer as your default browser”. Microsoft talks about “technical debt” in this blog. Chris Jackson of Microsoft mentions in the blog that, in the past, Internet Explorer was optimized for simplicity at the expense of technical debt.
The blog actually highlights that, why and how Microsoft decided to deal with this issue. The basic point is that the Explorer just doesn’t have what users and developers are looking for.
It has also been mentioned that we’re not supporting new web standards for it and, while many sites work fine, developers just aren’t testing for Internet Explorer these days. They’re testing on modern browsers. Microsoft further says that if we continue to use Explorer, we would actually miss out a lot on the Internet.
Microsoft continues further to mention that, many new apps are coming out these days with greater frequency; Microsoft wants to help everybody to avoid having to miss out on a progressively larger portion of the web.