New Delhi: Microsoft has officially retired the venerable Internet Explorer. The web browser was first launched in 1995 as part of the Plus! Add-on package for Windows 95. Later versions were available as free downloads or in-service packs, and were included in the OEM service release of Windows 95 and later versions of Windows.
According to reports, the browser was at its peak in 2003 with a usage share of 95 percent. However, as other competitors released new browsers, their user base declined in the years to come. Read More: WhatsApp Users Alert! You can soon add up to 512 members to a group
In 2016, new feature development for Internet Explorer was halted in favor of the new browser Microsoft Edge. This was the first time Microsoft had planned to phase out Internet Explorer. Read More: Garena Free Fire Redeem Codes for Today, June 12th: Check Steps to Get Free Diamonds, Vouchers
Microsoft 365 will no longer support Internet Explorer as of August 17, 2021, and Microsoft Teams will no longer support IE as of November 30, 2020. According to reports, Internet Explorer will be phased out on June 15, 2022.
Microsoft Edge program manager Sean Lindersey said that “the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 lies in Microsoft Edge.”
“Microsoft Edge is not only a faster, more secure and more contemporary browsing experience than Internet Explorer,” he said, “but it also addresses an important concern: for outdated, legacy websites and applications. compatibility.”
“Internet Explorer Mode (‘IE Mode’) is included in Microsoft Edge, allowing you to view older Internet Explorer-based websites and applications directly from Microsoft Edge. With Microsoft Edge able to take on this and other responsibilities As of now, the Internet Explorer 11 Desktop application will be discontinued and taken out of support for certain versions of Windows 10 on June 15, 2022,” he said.
Internet Explorer will be remembered by anyone who used computers at home, schools and companies in the 1990s and early 2000s. The browser was an early entryway to the World Wide Web for millions of people around the world.
It was also the only means of accessing the popular browsers to which we are accustomed today.
Hence netizens are feeling nostalgic right now.
“The ultimate tribute to Internet Explorer,” said one user. It will stop support on June 15th of this year. You have provided me with many happy memories as my first internet connection. As one last time, I am going to try to download it on Windows 11. Bye! We probably won’t see each other again.”
“I’m sorry Microsoft is shutting down Internet Explorer, but who uses it anyway? I believe it’s the loss of memories due to time that makes me feel that way” another user he said.