The End of an Era: Microsoft Retires OG Internet Explorer After 27 Years

It’s officially the end of an era in the internet world. After 27 years, Microsoft retired Internet Explorer, with Microsoft Edge succeeding in its place.

The news comes a year after Microsoft announced that it would be pushing Microsoft Edge and no longer supporting Internet Explorer on its apps. Officially today, Wednesday, June 15, if you go onto Internet Explorer, it will redirect you to Microsoft Edge.

 

Since the rollout of Microsoft Edge in 2015, the company has gradually phased out Internet Explorer, saying the alternative site is faster and more secure. The company released a statement on the switch. 

“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.” 

Though Internet Explorer has been the home of many screens for a long time, top competitors like Google Chrome, Safari, and Firefox have snatched consumers away. Google Chrome takes the number one spot as the most used browser in the United States and some in Europe since 2013

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Caché Roberts
Hi, I am a recent graduate at Miami University '21 with a true passion for storytelling in entertainment and celebrities' stories! I love shopping and eating out with friends and family during my free time!

About Caché Roberts

Hi, I am a recent graduate at Miami University '21 with a true passion for storytelling in entertainment and celebrities' stories! I love shopping and eating out with friends and family during my free time!

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