As you may know, on 8th April 2014 Microsoft ended support for Windows XP operating system. Internet Explorer 8 is the last version of the Microsoft browser that was supported by Windows XP. Due to Microsoft ending support for Windows XP, Clear Books took the opportunity to end support for Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions on 8th April as well.

The reason Clear Books has taken this decision is because supporting these older versions of Internet Explorer incurs additional overheads for the development team when making changes to the system.  In addition to this, many browser features only work in the most modern versions of a browser.

We highly recommend that all users currently using the Windows XP operating system switch to an operating system that will continue to be supported by its manufacturer. Until then, we encourage users to switch to a browser that will continue to receive security updates for the foreseeable future.  Google will continue to provide support for its Chrome product on Windows XP SP2 for another year.  Mozilla Firefox will require Windows XP SP3 from version 28 onwards.

Please note that any users who continue to use Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP after 8th April 2014 will be vulnerable to any new security exploits that haven’t been fixed before this date.

Posted by Darren Taylor

Darren is a Marketing Manager specialising in Digital Marketing