It’s Official, Microsoft Has Shut Web Explorer Down

Microsoft, a large expertise company that produces laptop software program, is formally discontinuing Web Explorer on Wednesday after almost 27 years of launching the once-dominant browser.

Microsoft introduced a 12 months in the past that the favored internet browser would shut down on 15 June 2022 and inspired customers to maneuver to Edge, one other browser it launched in 2015.

“Not solely is Microsoft Edge a quicker, safer and extra trendy shopping expertise than Web Explorer, however it’s also capable of handle a key concern: compatibility for older, legacy web sites and functions,” Sean Lyndersay, GM of Microsoft Edge Enterprise, wrote in a Might 2021 weblog publish, in accordance with CTV Information.

The large tech firm first launched Web Explorer as an add-on to Home windows 95 in 1995 and it was essentially the most used browser through the early 2000s, in accordance with Al Jazeera. 

Customers, nevertheless, began utilizing its rival browsers, Chrome and Firefox between 2002 and 2008. Lots of people had been complaining in regards to the browser being the slowest in comparison with its opponents, crashing, and being liable to hack assaults. In the intervening time Google Chrome takes first place within the listicles for “Prime Net Browsers.”

Chrome presently has round 65% share of the worldwide browser market, in accordance with Statcounter. Apple’s Safari is the second-leading browser with 19% of the market share. Microsoft Edge has solely about 4% of the share, which is slightly forward of Firefox.

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