As of today, Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer for most versions of Windows. The outdated browser is to be replaced by the successor Edge, which has been propagated for some time.
Microsoft introduced Internet Explorer as an add-on package for Windows 95 27 years ago. Thereafter, Microsoft’s Internet browser was made available to all as part of the package with later versions of Windows, supplanting Netscape Navigator and becoming the undisputed number 1 browser.
Former internet greats :
That became ICQ, Napster, Second Life and Co
Internet Explorer peaked in 2003 with a global user share of 95 percent. After that, however, it experienced a precipitous decline as it couldn’t keep up with the other browsers. Microsoft has not released a new version or major update for Internet Explorer since 2016. In fact, Internet Explorer 11 is the last version – it was released 9 years ago, 2013.
At the latest with the release of Microsoft Edge, which is now based on Chromium, it was clear that IE was threatened with the end. After the 2015 release, Edge with its “Chromium underbody” got more and more popular and also became known as a mobile version for Android and iOS. Statistically, it is the second most used browser today behind Google Chrome.