Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, which enables users to browse the Internet for nearly 26 years, will be closed from June 15 next year. Microsoft stated in its blog post that this web browser released with Window 95 is retiring and technical support will be discontinued after June 15, 2022.
Officer Sean Linderse at Microsoft said that it would first be discontinued for some version of the Windows 10 operating system. Instead, Microsoft Edge Internet Browser can be used, which is much faster, safer, and according to the needs of modern times.
Microsoft Edge is built keeping in mind the old websites and applications. It will be given technical support by Microsoft at least until the year 2029.
Explorer came in 1995
- Microsoft launched Explorer in 1995 with its computer operating system Windows 95.
- It became quite popular, not only eliminating its rival Netscape Navigator but also establishing a monopoly by the year 2000.
- In the year 2002, Explorer occupied 95 percent of the internet browser market.
- But after that, it gradually declined in popularity and by 2010, the share was down to 50 percent.
- During this time, many Internet browsers such as Google Chrome became increasingly popular.
- Today, Google Chrome accounts for 69%, so there are estimates, 8% are using Explorer.