Microsoft, the world’s most popular computer technology company, has announced that it will retire the world’s oldest and most popular browser, Internet Explorer, forever.
The company has announced that the Internet Explorer 11 desktop app will be retired on June 15, 2022.
This is the version of Internet Explorer that is available in Windows 10.
The move will not affect Windows 10’s long-term servicing channel, which has long been used in MRI machines and air traffic control systems.
Retirement will also affect Internet Explorer 11 desktop apps or other servers.
Microsoft had advised users to get rid of Internet Explorer four years ago in 2016, hinting that the company might shut down the browser.
The company had stopped supporting the old version of Internet Explorer since 2016, but was supporting the 11th version of the new web browser, introduced in 2013.
Microsoft has warned its users several times over the past few years about the flaws in Internet Explorer and suggested using their new browser, Microsoft Edge, in early 2020.
The company later introduced the new browser Microsoft Edge in 2020, which Microsoft has made similar to Google Chrome.
The Microsoft team advised users to use the company’s ‘Microsoft Edge’ browser to make the best use of the Internet.
Remember that Microsoft initially introduced the Internet Explorer browser 25 years ago in 1995 and it was the only browser at that time.
Internet Explorer has been the hallmark of the Internet for many years, but in 2004 the Mozilla Foundation formally introduced Firefox in its wake.
Although the Firefox browser was developed in 2002, it was introduced to the general public in 2004.
After Firefox, Google surpassed everyone by introducing the Google Chrome browser in 2008.