The browser was put into service more than 25 years ago. The company reported that sites designed for this browser will run on Edge at least until 2029.
It’s retirement time for Internet Explorer, the browser that Microsoft put into service more than 25 years ago but largely abandoned in favor of its competitors Chrome (Google) and Safari (Apple).
“The future of Internet Explorer in Windows 10 is Microsoft Edge,” the computer giant said on his blog.
Edge is “faster, safer and offers a more modern browsing experience,” the company acknowledged, as well as being “compatible with older websites and apps.”
Many internet users posted ironic messages of condolences on Twitter on Thursday, alluding to the jokes the browser has been the subject of for years.
“Peace to your soul Internet Explorer. I never used it, but when he’s dead we can no longer laugh at him,” Arcader UwU said.
“I remember when I used it to download Chrome with every Windows update,” Hrishikesh Pardeshi joked.
“This browser now looks old and outdated, but back then everyone needed it,” he TheCool_ColdMan.
Microsoft indicated that June 15, 2022, will be the fateful date when there will be no further support for Internet Explorer.
However, sites designed for this browser will run on Edge at least until 2029, Microsoft promised, especially since many organizations “have a surprisingly large number of websites” based on older technology.
Google’s browser Chrome has nearly 65% of the global market, according to Statcounter. Apple’s Safari, available on computers and other branded devices, ranks second with a share of nearly 19% in April 2021.
Firefox, from Mozilla Foundation, and Edge, are in third and fourth place with 3.59% and 3.39% respectively.
It is worth remembering that Internet Explorer ceased to be the favorite browser of the Redmond-based company since the introduction of Microsoft Edge.