Microsoft has announced the death of legendary web browser for Windows, the Internet Explorer in August 2021, just a year after publication of this post. Not only this, but many of the Microsoft’s own apps such as Outlook, OneDrive, Office 365, and more will no longer be supported by Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft said in their post. Before 30 November of this year Microsoft will even drop support for Internet Explorer in teams.
That said, the browser will not go away completely or removed entirely from the Windows OS devices; there is no word when Internet Explorer itself is removed and companies always have access to sites specifically built for their browsers. It should also be noted that the new edge is compatible with Internet Explorer 11, which should reassure those who are switching.
However, Microsoft is removing from the old edition of Edge — the pre-chrome version. The old Edge won’t get security patches any longer after March 9th 2021. Most users will be in the latest edge by then, but it always needs to be remembered if you are the sort of person who goes all the way to stop upgrades. I know people who prefer the old apps because they’re everything you’ve ever heard about, and even companies are extremely hesitant to update applications. We will see Internet Explorer dying entirely a lot before we do. Yet somewhere you have to start.
How Internet Explorer Gained The Fame?
Yes, the origin of Internet Explorer (IE) is the first real battle against big technology. As IE was introduced in 1995, Netscape Navigator, the dominant client at the time, was approved. This was used to create and merge IE with Windows, while Netscape had a cost of $49. That is the key source of the free launch of web browsers today. It led the US Department of Justice to launch an investigation of Microsoft’s antitrust system and the judge eventually asked the company to break down and said free IE was indeed anti-competitive.
How Internet Explorer Lost The Dominance Over The WWW?
Despite the domination battle, IE had 90% of the user market on PCs by 2004. In the meantime, Firefox started to create pulls. And, in 2008, Google launched Chrome and invaded web battles. Google took over the browser market in the next 5 years and by 2013 IE had a share of less than 30 percent. This market share currently amounts to 1%. IE and Edge were in total 9 percent in July.