Microsoft’s infamous browser is being retired permanently.
Just last week, Microsoft has announced that the Internet Explorer browser will finally meet its end, 25 years after it originally debuted on Windows computers. What once was one of the most popular web browsers will now live on as a memory for some.
Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer’s successor, will now be the default browser for all Windows 10 computers. The Redmond company introduced Edge in 2015, but still offered Internet Explorer as an alternative for accessing websites that have still not been updated to meet current web standards.
In case you still can’t let go of Internet Explorer, Microsoft is giving users until June 15, 2022, before it will be officially retired for good. Microsoft Edge is clearly the better browser thanks to lesser security risks, improved compatibility and security. The recent support for the Chromium engine makes it one of the browsers that support the latest modern standards.
“We can’t thank everyone enough for supporting Internet Explorer over the years. Many people and organizations around the world have depended on IE to support them as they’ve learned, grown and conducted business online. Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer mode inherits this important responsibility, and we look forward to supporting you online with Microsoft Edge,” the company said in a blog post.
While Microsoft Edge wasn’t exactly well-received when it first came out, positive user experience and reviews from tech experts now say that it is a worthy alternative to popular browsers like Google Chrome.
Microsoft comes pre-installed on PCs with Windows 10.