Microsoft retires internet explorer  web browser after 27 years Internet Explorer is finally headed out to pasture.


After nearly 27 years, an iconic Microsoft product is finally being put to rest. It marks the final goodbye for a browser that has been on the way out for years. In August 2020,

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For the next several months, users who click the IE icon will be redirected to Microsoft Edge, Microsoft plans on releasing a Windows Update that will remove all IE icons from devices.

IE's retirement impacts all currently supported versions of Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise, Edu and IoT.

After debuting in 1995 as part of Windows 95 and becoming an instant hit, the browser enjoyed a virtual monopoly throughout the early 2000s.

As of Wednesday, Microsoft will no longer support the once-dominant browser that legions of web surfers loved to hate — and a few still claim to adore.

A year ago, Microsoft said that it was putting an end to Internet Explorer on June 15, 2022, pushing users to its Edge browser, which was launched in 2015.

Microsoft released the first version of Internet Explorer in 1995, the antediluvian era of web surfing dominated by the first widely popular browser, Netscape Navigator.

Microsoft went on to tie IE and its ubiquitous Windows operating system together so tightly that many people simply used it by default instead of Navigator.

Users, meanwhile, complained that IE was slow, prone to crashing and vulnerable to hacks. IE’s market share, which in the early 2000s was over 90%, began to fade as users found more appealing alternatives.