Finally, the popular “Internet Explorer” browser has been retired. Starting Wednesday, Microsoft will no longer support the once dominant browser that some say they still love.
The application, launched 27 years ago, now joins “BlackBerry” phones and the “Palm Bello” device in the trash of technology history, according to the Associated Press.
It wasn’t a surprise
However, Internet Explorer’s comment came as no surprise. Microsoft announced a year ago that it would suspend its work on June 15, 2022, prompting users to use the “Microsoft Edge” browser, launched in 2015. The company indicated it was time to move on.
Not only is Microsoft Edge a faster, safer, and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it is also in addressing a major concern: compatibility with legacy sites and apps, Sean Lindersey, director of Microsoft Edge Mail 2021, said in May.
Full of bugs and insecure
Interestingly, users described “Internet Explorer” as error-prone and insecure.
While it is a source of nostalgia for others who relive their memories with the application in the nineties of the last century.
Interestingly, Microsoft released the first version of Internet Explorer in 1995, an era that preceded the modern era of browsing web.
The launch of Internet Explorer also marks the beginning of the end of Microsoft’s continued connection of Internet Explorer to the Windows operating system.
The United States Department of Justice sued in Microsoft judgment in 1997, claiming to have violated a previous consent decree by requiring manufacturers to computer to use your browser as a condition for using Windows.
The department eventually agreed to settle a 2002 antitrust battle over using the Windows monopoly to crush competitors.
Meanwhile, users have complained that Internet Explorer was slow, prone to crashes and hacks.
Today Chrome dominates nearly 65% of the browser market in worldwide, followed by Safari with 19%, according to State Counter, an Internet analytics company.
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