Today is the Black Friday sale and tech fans are searching for the best deals on products they have wanted and couldn’t afford or just deals that can save them money. However, knowing everything there is to know about Black Friday, why not do some good when taking a break from all that shopping? Why not make this day about parents and their online comfort and security too?
Let’s make 25th November 2011 the day that every old browser is left where it should have been for a long time: in the past. Internet Explorer 6 users really need to update to the newest version on the market. Parents are usually hard to convince when it comes to change because they see it as a bad thing. Even though they are used with Internet Explorer 6, there are so many reasons why they should leave it behind.
Old browsers just don’t have the same standards new ones have to offer. Everything works better, including plug-ins (ancient browsers are not even compatible with most plug-ins) or security. When it comes to the security issues, parents should be aware of the fact that Internet Explorer 6 is not up to date with the malware that multiplies every day. To avoid having a computer filled up with viruses, a new version of the browser is the best choice.
If the parents we’re talking about don’t even want to hear about changing something on their computer, then a little white lie could be of some help. Their children could tell them that they are making some space on their hard drive and check for viruses (all this while installing a new browser). To make things easier, if they use Internet Explorer, then they should get the newest version of the browser and not another one like Firefox or Chrome. This is available for any browser and parent.
Microsoft has been trying to make people update their browser for a long time. The reason? IE6 is a decade old and no browser should have this age. In October 2011, almost 8 percent of computers were still using Internet Explorer 6. This has to stop. Let’s do this for our parents.