Among this pandemic where legends are announcing their retirement, Microsoft has decided to retire Internet Explorer. Additionally, the company has also confirmed that many of its web-based services widely used by enterprises will stop supporting Internet Explorer 11 from August 17, 2021.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Although earlier this year Microsoft has already added a new Internet Explorer mode in the new chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser. Since then, the organization has been trying to push its existing Windows 10 users to use its new Chromium-based Edge browser. MS also stated that the IE successor, the MS Edge browser, would move completely onto Google’s open-source Chromium platform.

Neither IE nor Edge are popular anymore. Barely 1.3 per cent of the world’s surfers (desktop plus mobile) used IE in July 2020, and cynics would suspect that many of those IE windows were opened by accident. MS Edge only has about 2.2 per cent market share.

Microsoft also releases a statement mentioning that all future Windows feature updates will include the new Edge browser. Chromium is the engine that Microsoft now uses to run its Edge browser, which is owned and developed by Google.

Apart from all of this, the company has also announced that after the slated date, they will not be releasing any security updates for the browser.

Goodbye Internet Explorer

Netizens took to Twitter to share hilarious Internet Explorer memes. Check them out:


FAQs related to Internet Explorer

Why Internet Explorer so slow?

Plugins and add-ons usually causes Internet Explorer to run slow. IE, and computer, slowness is most often the result of IE not always closing threads associated with closed tabs. And its inability to display some web pages.

Will Internet Explorer be removed from windows 10

Microsoft confirmed it will never ever remove IE from Windows 10

Who invented Microsoft Internet Explorer?

The Internet Explorer project was started in the summer of 1994 by Thomas Reardon

Which is the oldest web browser still in general use and development?

Lynx

 Lynx  is a texted-based browser that couldn’t display any graphic content and it is the oldest browser in the world that is still active.

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