Launched in 1995, Internet Explorer held as much as 95 per cent of market share in the early 2000s, before giving way to Apple’s resurgence and browsers like Firefox and Chrome. Alas, Internet Explorer’s days as a web browser are numbered.
Microsoft is set to phase out the browser in favour of a new product Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer will be shut down between November 30th, 2020 and August 17th, 2021.
Microsoft to kill off Internet Explorer after 25 years https://t.co/vo3KeGLFTE
— SkyNews (@SkyNews) August 19, 2020
In a blog post, Microsoft confirmed that Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) by this time next year.
Microsoft Edge will run on open-source Chromium software, which was originally developed for Google Chrome.
R.I.P. to Internet Explorer.
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