End of an Era: Microsoft Officially Axes Internet Explorer From All Devices
The tech giant first launched Internet Explorer in 1995, and it became the most popular browser, claiming 95% of the market in 2003.
It was a Valentine’s Day breakup no one saw coming.
Internet Explorer, the once go-to web browser, has officially been disabled on certain versions of Windows 10, Microsoft announced on Feb 14. Any user who attempts to use the retired web browser will now be redirected to their new browser, Microsoft Edge.
'With a growing number of websites no longer supporting Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge offers a faster, more secure, and more modern browsing experience that can still open legacy, Internet Explorer-dependent sites when needed,' Microsoft said in a statement.
The tech giant first launched Internet Explorer in 1995, and it became the most popular browser, claiming 95% of the market in 2003. Since its launch, the browser has had 11 different versions, with the final one having been released in 2013.
Microsoft announced in June 2022 that it would be sunsetting Internet Explorer. So the breakup was expected, but the date was not.