Microsoft retires Internet Explorer after 27 years

June 15, 2022

After 27 years of service, Microsoft have confirmed the end of Internet Explorer, one of the original web browsers.
Debuting in 1995 as the built-in browser for Windows 95, once upon a time Internet Explorer was the only browser people turned to while on the internet.
The browser has not received an update since 2013, and has become largely irrelevant in recent years, highlighted by the introduction of Microsoft’s new browser, Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft said: ‘The Internet Explorer (IE) 11 desktop application will end support for Windows 10 semi-annual channel starting June 15, 2022.’
According to SEO training site, Backlinko, Internet Explorer controller over 94% of web browser use in 2004. This dropped to just under 50% by 2010. Twelve years later, Internet Explorer users only accounted for 1%, with browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft’s newest browser Edge taking over.
Microsoft Edge will Internet Explorer’s place. Edge launched in 2015, and Microsoft have said the newer browser is ‘a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience than Internet explorer.’

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