Microsoft declares retirement of Internet Explorer
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- May 22, 2021
Microsoft said it is resigning Internet Explorer, the browser it made over 25 years and which is presently to a great extent deserted as individuals rather use contenders like Google’s Chrome or Apple’s Safari.
“We are announcing that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge,” the company said in a blog post Wednesday, referring to its other browser.
“Not only is Microsoft Edge a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it is also able to address a key concern: compatibility for older, legacy websites and applications,” Microsoft said.
Individuals ribbed Internet Explorer in tweets on Thursday.
“RIP Internet Explorer, I never used it, but after it dies we can’t make fun of it anymore,” wrote someone with the handle Arcader UwU.
“I still fondly remember how I used it to download Chrome on every new Windows system,” said Hrishikesh Pardeshi.
“This browser might seem old and outdated nowadays, but back in the day, everyone needed it. RIP Internet Explorer 1995-2022,” said someone called TheCool_ColdMan.
Microsoft said that as of June 15, 2022 Internet Explorer will be retired and at this point don’t be supported by the organization.
Yet, Internet Explorer-based websites and applications will work with Edge at least until 2029, Microsoft said, in light of the fact that numerous associations have sites dependent on the now-doomed browser.
Chrome, Google’s browser, controls 65% of the market, said Statscounter. Safari, made by Apple and accessible on Apple PCs and gadgets, is second with almost a 19 percent market share as of April of this current year.
Firefox and Edge are in third and fourth place with 3.59 percent and 3.39 percent respectively.