(GIST OF SCIENCE REPORTER) Microsoft to Retire Iconic Internet Explorer
Microsoft to Retire Iconic Internet Explorer
Technology giant Microsoft with more than 25 years of experience has decided to suspend its iconic Internet Explorer (IE) browser, which will take effect on June 15, 2022. The Internet Explorer (IE) browser was launched in 1995.
Microsoft recommends that its users switch to Microsoft Edge (2015) before June 15, 2022 for a faster, safer and more modern browsing experience.
Microsoft Edge has a built-in Internet Explorer mode (IE mode), so users can directly access old Internet Explorer-based websites and applications from Microsoft Edge.
Internet Explorer used to be the most widely used Web browser, with 95% of its usage share in 2003.
However, since the introduction of Firefox (2004) and Google Chrome (2008), their usage share has declined, and the popularity of mobile operating systems that do not support Internet Explorer (such as Android and iOS) has also been increasing.
Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is the eleventh and final version of the Internet Explorer Web browser, which was officially released on October 17, 2013.