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Microsoft retires Internet Explorer after 27 years

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Posted: 15/06/22 - 14:26
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Microsoft is finally retiring the consumer version of Internet Explorer.

It announced the plan last year, with the release of Internet Explorer 11.

Internet Explorer debuted on Windows desktop computers in 1995 and by 2004, had cornered 95% of the market.

But now, Google Chrome, Apple's Safari and Mozilla Firefox are dominant.

Users wanting to stick with Microsoft are being directed to Microsoft Edge, launched in 2015, alongside Windows 10.

Internet Explorer's popularity was dented by the launch of faster browsers such as Chrome and Firefox, as users seized on new applications to navigate platforms including Google Search, Facebook and YouTube.

I Call True: Ah that old classic IE I remember it well until Microsoft were embroiled in an antitrust lawsuit and made to give people options on what browser to use when installing Windows and from there on in their market share plummeted

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5 Comments
15 days
2 upvotes
Are people honestly still using that browser?
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15 days
4 upvotes
Good in its day, but that was many, many years ago now (before my time thats for sure!)
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17 days
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Buggy and slow but for those that remember dial up (ask your grandad) a revelation. If you have anything that needs this to run for what ever reason Microsoft's inbuilt 'Edge' browser has a compatibility mode that lets you keep using legacy IE dependant software