Windows: Internet Explorer Dies at 26
Popular web browser, Internet Explorer also known as IE is dead and it’s official. After about 27 years of operation, Microsoft has pulled the plug on the browser and finally replaced it with ‘Microsoft Edge.’
What this means is that all support for Internet Explorer is hereby withdrawn from today, June 15th 2022, which marks the end of the Internet Explorer.
However, for most consumers, this doesn’t change much given that in recent years, the usage of the Internet Explorer has been on a steady decline.
According to StatCounter, Internet Explorer has less than half a percent of overall browser market share, which explains why Microsoft has been trying to stop people from using Internet Explorer for years now. At some point, Microsoft had labeled the browser a “compatibility solution” and not a browser that businesses should be using actively.
Eventually, Internet Explorer will be permanently disabled as part of a future Windows update.