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Goodbye, Internet Explorer is Dying

Internet Explorer; well everyone knows the IE browser. isn’t it?

Internet Explorer is Dying. Really, it is.

Microsoft has announced the retirement of 27-year-old Internet Explorer as the browser will be completely phased out from June 15.

Internet Explorer was launched in 1995 as an add-on package for Windows 95. Microsoft later started providing the app for free as part of the package.

The Microsoft company announced that on June 15, 2022, the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be “retired and go out of support.” However, its spirit will linger thanks to a legacy IE mode built into the Microsoft Edge browser, which allows you to access legacy sites that require the archaic Explorer.

The nearly three-decade-old browser peaked at 95 percent usage share in 2003. However, Internet Explorer could not maintain its position, and its user base started to decline drastically as other competitors released new browsers with better user interfaces, faster internet speed, and smoother performance.

However, since 2016, the company hasn’t released any new major upgrades or fresh versions of Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer 11, released in 2013, happens to be the last and final version released by Microsoft.

Don’t get me wrong – I have a lot of fond memories of IE. Back in the day, it was the only game in town. If you wanted to browse the web, you had to use Internet Explorer. And it was a pretty good browser, too. It had all the features you needed and it worked well.

So why is Internet Explorer dying?

There are a few reasons. Firstly, IE is slow and bloated. It’s not as fast as Chrome, and it doesn’t have the same level of features and extensions. Secondly, IE is insecure. It’s been plagued by security vulnerabilities for years, and many people are reluctant to use it because of this. Thirdly, IE is outdated. It doesn’t support the latest web standards, which means that many websites don’t look or work correctly in IE.

It’s no secret that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) is on its way out. With the rise of more popular browsers, such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, IE’s market share has been steadily declining.

In fact, IE has now fallen to its lowest market share ever, with just under 17% of the market. This is in stark contrast to Chrome, which now has over 50% of the market.

Microsoft has tried to keep IE alive by releasing new versions of the browser, with added features and a new look. But it seems that people have already made up their minds and are choosing other browsers instead.

All of these factors have led to a decline in Internet Explorer’s market share, and this trend is likely to continue in the years ahead. Microsoft has already announced that it is working on a new browser called Edge, which is based on the Chromium engine used by Chrome. Edge is faster and more compliant with web standards than IE, and it also has a much better marketing strategy. As a result, it is likely that Edge will soon become the dominant browser in the market.

Thank You Internet Explorer, for a decade of work.

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