Microsoft is retiring Internet Explorer on June 15
Back in 1995, Microsoft introduced Internet Explorer with Windows 95. Now after 27 years of service, Microsoft is retiring its old browser Internet Explorer on June 15. After the date, the browser will stop working.
Internet Explorer was at its peak in 2003 when it had 95 percent of the market share. Internet Explorer 11 was the last and final version of the browser that was released in 2013. The browser lost the majority of its market share to Chrome and Firefox.
Now the company is focusing on its new browser Edge. Microsoft Edge Program Manager Sean Lyndersay also said that the future of Internet Explorer is Microsoft Edge. Edge is faster and more secure than Internet Explorer, Edge also has an IE mode to access legacy Internet Explorer-based websites directly on the Edge.
“Not only is Microsoft Edge a quicker, more secure, and more contemporary browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it also addresses a crucial concern: compatibility for older, legacy websites and applications,” said Sean Lyndersay, Microsoft Edge program manager.
After the company started working on Edge, it stopped the feature development of Internet Explorer. People who used computers in the early 2000s will surely miss the browser.