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Internet Explorer for desktop is officially dead

Microsoft is officially retiring Internet Explorer as of today June 15, 2022, after almost 27 years of uptime.
Bye, IE

End of an era

Microsoft previously said the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support starting today June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10. Microsoft just noted that this does not affect in-Market Windows 10 LTSC or Server Internet Explorer 11. It also does not affect the MSHTML (Trident) engine.

But if you are a regular consumer, the company is encouraging them to download or upgrade to the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser.

The company noted that it is the future of Internet Explorer, it is more secure and modern, and it addresses compatibility for older, legacy websites, and applications.

Internet Explorer-based websites and applications will work with Microsoft Edge at least until 2029 as there are still websites that are based on the dead browser.

Internet Explorer was once the most widely used web browser with 95 percent of usage share last 2003. However, the much better Google Chrome came and the decline of Microsoft's old browser started.

As of writing, Google Chrome is still the current leader with 66.64 percent of the market share. But recently, Microsoft Edge is starting to gain ground at number 2 with 10.07 percent of the desktop computer market share slightly pulling ahead of Apple's Safari with 9.61 percent.

Source: Microsoft

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