Microsoft will officially shut its iconic web browser Internet Explorer on Wednesday. It was released in 1995 as part of the add-on package plus for Windows 95.
The browser continued to be added to the later versions of Microsoft Windows, and it reached its peak in 2003 after 95% of Windows users depended on the web browser.
Later on, the majority of the users directed to use other web browsers, and in 2016, the software operator presented its Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft 365 stopped support for Internet Explorer in 2021, and Microsoft Teams ended
support for Internet Explorer on in 2020.
Microsoft Edge Program Manager Sean Lyndersay explained that “the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge.”
He said: “Not only is Microsoft Edge a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it is also able to address a key concern: compatibility for older, legacy websites and applications.”
Next, he added: “Microsoft Edge has Internet Explorer mode (‘IE mode’) built in, so you can access those legacy Internet Explorer-based websites and applications straight from Microsoft Edge. With Microsoft Edge capable of assuming this responsibility and more, the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10.”
Internet explorer formed several memories for millions of internet users around the world as it was the pathway of the current web browsers, in addition, it was the first gateway to the world of the internet.
One of the Internet Explorer users commented, “A final tribute to Internet Explorer. It will end support on the 15 June this year. As my first window to the Internet, you have brought me many happy memories. I’m going to try to download it on Win11 as the last nostalgia
for it. Goodbye! we may never see each other again.”
Another wrote: “I feel bad that Microsoft is shutting down Internet Explorer but at the same time, who uses it anyway? I guess it’s the sense of nostalgia being erased by time makes me feel this way.”