Finally, the oldest browser retires after 27 years of serving the Earth
MG Web Corporation is paying tribute to Internet Explorer, a very legendary web browser which is finally getting retired today. This web browser was launched in 1995 and after 27 years it’s getting retired. Internet Explorer will stay alive in the Edge browser because you can use IE Compatibility mode and surf old websites easily that are made for Internet Explorer.
Microsoft preparing to shut down Internet Explorer after 27 years from 15th June. Tech giant Microsoft has finally announced the retirement of its oldest browser, Internet Explorer. After 27 years of service, the app is set to retire in peace this week. Internet Explorer was first released in 1995 as an add-on package for Windows 95. Later, Microsoft started providing it for free as part of the package. Sharing the latest update, Microsoft said that Internet Explorer will be rendered inoperable from June 15 The browser reached a peak of 95% usage in 2003, but it was unable to maintain its position, and the user base began to decline dramatically. Many competitors entered the browser market and began offering better user interfaces, faster internet speeds, and smoother performance. It appears that Internet Explorer was unable to keep up with the competition, and it has gradually devolved into nothing more than a default explorer used to install other browsers.
Sean Lyndersay, Microsoft Edge Program Manager, stated that “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,”
Microsoft halted new browser feature development in 2016, and this may be the first time the tech giant has decided to phase out Internet Explorer. Netizens said they were feeling kinda nostalgic after the news broke out.