One of the oldest known browsers, Internet Explorer, has finally reached its conclusion after a protracted transition. After 27 years of service, Microsoft has announced the retirement of its dated browser.
After June 15, Internet Explorer will be entirely discontinued and rendered unusable. The contemporary Microsoft Edge, which is built on Chromium, will entirely replace the outdated version.
The first version of Internet Explorer, which came with Windows 95, was released in 1995. Later, the browser was entirely free.
With a staggering 95 percent market share, the nearly three-decade-old internet browser experienced its peak usage in 2003. When rivals with superior user interfaces, slicker performance, and quicker functionality developed, it was unable to hold onto its lead.
Today, installing alternative browsers is the only use for Internet Explorer. It now appears that Microsoft has made the decision to permanently discontinue the antiquated browser with the recent release of Windows 11.
Sean Lyndersay, a programme manager for Microsoft Edge, says:
The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 lies in Microsoft Edge. Not only is Microsoft Edge a quicker, more secure, and more contemporary browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it also addresses a crucial concern: compatibility for older, legacy websites and applications.