by David Hakala

Q: Should I upgrade to IE8? – “Grampa”

Such a commendably uncluttered question deserves an equally elegant answer:

Definitely not yet, and maybe never.

Internet Explorer 8 was released on March 19, 2009. Millions of users downloaded and installed it. Many of those users have complained bitterly of a variety of problems, and switched back to earlier versions of IE or an alternative browser such as Mozilla Firefox. By March 22, 2.59 percent of Web browsers were using IE8. The very next day, IE8’s market share plummeted to 1.86 per cent. As Eddie Murphy once said, “That’s a hint and a half for your a__!”
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