In the 90s and 2000s, kids might remember Internet Explorer with an ‘e’ sign. It has been the king for a long time. It is the oldest browser. The sad news is that it is retiring after serving for 27 great years. We are sad, as it was part of our life where we made memories.
It was launched in 1995 as part of Windows 95 and is the oldest browser. It was the browser that was used 95% till 2003. Its usage decreased after the launch of Firefox (2004) and chrome (2008). Android and iOS don’t support the internet explorer, making their usage lower.
Microsoft said, “We are announcing that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge. Not only is Microsoft Edge a faster, more secure, and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it is also able to address a key concern: compatibility for older legacy websites and applications. Microsoft Edge has Internet Explorer mode (“IE mode”) built-in, so you can access those legacy Internet Explorer-based websites and applications straight from Microsoft Edge”.
Microsoft Edge is replacing Internet Explorer, “to start enjoying a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience” with its Edge browser. Whereas it would become non-compatible with some versions of Windows 10.
Twitter got an opportunity by bidding it farewell by making memes on it.
Say goodbye to the ever great Internet Explorer this June.🕊️ pic.twitter.com/E5BMHcByiv
— DeepCool (@Deepcoolglobal) May 31, 2022
Internet Explorer is being retired on June 15! When's the last time you used it? pic.twitter.com/1jmtVNkooD
— PCMag (@PCMag) June 7, 2022
— Patel Meet (@mn_google) June 13, 2022
Microsoft prepares to retire internet explorer, it's 27 year old browser
Chrome users : pic.twitter.com/5C8unTqcu6
— SwatKat💃 (@swatic12) June 13, 2022
Internet Explorer is retiring on Wednesday after 27 years of service. pic.twitter.com/ItNmJ4RJ1v
— Lady G (@gabsmashh) June 13, 2022
Internet Explorer pic.twitter.com/XyLf4NMzWY
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) June 12, 2022
Nevertheless, we are going to miss Internet Explorer as part of our childhood.