Technology company Microsoft is pulling a plug into its old Internet Explorer after 25 years of service. Released in 1995, the search browser came as an extension to Windows 95.
Subsequent versions were available for free or as in-service packages. Known as the OG search browser, Internet Explorer saw its biggest jump in 2003 before falling and becoming a minor favorite after new browsers entered the market.
According to Microsoft, the company will suspend regular support of an aging search engine that will be shut down from June 15, 2022.
The technology company has announced the demise of Internet Explorer as the future of Windows 10 search engine optimization in Microsoft Edge. “, Goods and applications,” the company said in a statement.
Microsoft Edge comes with a built-in Internet Explorer mode, so users can access those IE-based websites and applications.
“We cannot thank everyone enough for their support of Internet Explorer over the years. Many people and organizations around the world rely on IE to support them as they are educated, growing and doing business online, ”adds Microsoft.
The time is coming for all of us. It is a lesson learned by Microsoft, as its once powerful browser – eventually – no longer exists. And that “e” circle symbol will not be the first click when you start a new PC, and you won’t have to spend Saturday afternoon removing seven tool bars from your mom’s computer. Internet Explorer dies tomorrow, June 15, leaving nothing but memories – and, you know, Edge – in the background.
You cannot say that no one has seen this coming. Some may say that the Microsoft browser died a few years ago, was replaced by Chrome and, to a lesser extent, Firefox. The latest release of Internet Explorer slowed down in 2013, at the time of the Windows 8. crash. Unbeknownst to many, the company had already launched Windows 10, a popular operating system launched with a brand new browser. Edge did not set fire to the world – these days, the Microsoft version of the Chrome version – but the message was clear: Internet Explorer days are numbered.
How did we get here? As we would like to say, Microsoft has created for itself – and let’s face it – Google’s actions against Internet Explorer 6 are well documented. In the late 2000’s, developers on YouTube planned to dismantle that old, XP-enabled browser. By simply adding a browser to the top of the page that encouraged users to upgrade to a new browser, the days of Internet Explorer dominating the web came to an end. Users started reviewing in bulk while technology journalists praised Google’s efforts to make the internet faster and safer. Don’t worry the managers had never signed up for the program – it worked, and other product teams started using the same method.
from there, the text is on the wall. Chrome surpassed the use of Internet Explorer in 2012, a year since the launch of its latest version, the only major growth in the last decade. These days, Chrome accounts for about two-thirds of all browsing, with Safari ranked second only. To add insult to injury, Google itself hid itself in IE during the past year, cutting off Workspace support and limited search information in the asset browser.
Although Microsoft has maintained a certain level of support for Internet Explorer 11 since 2016, it has gradually entered the “OS” segment, which is no longer available for download and installation as a single browser, encrypted on the basis of all new PCs. The built-in Edge “IE Mode”, which replicates the Trident building engine in a secure environment, with Chromium, is set to be based on at least 2029, which keeps a small portion of the browser compliant with compliance requirements.
Personally, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Internet Explorer. It was the first browser I ever used, back in Windows 95, the first way I ever had a web as a child. Internet Explorer 6 is also a way to get Firefox, especially as my family XP machine hangs for a few minutes at a time – and often crashes – whenever you open it.
So, goodbye, Internet Explorer. I can’t say it was a good browser for most of its life, but it was how I – and millions of others – learned to explore the web. And for that, I will always be grateful. In the meantime, Edge will take its place as everyone’s favorite way to install Chrome.