The end is almost near for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer
Nearly two decades ago, the world’s most used browser has now been on a steady downward trajectory. Microsoft announced in a statement that it will end support for Internet Explorer on June 15, 2022. Internet Explorer will not be supported by Windows 10 or any other platforms. According to the software giant, Internet Explorer will be replaced by Microsoft’s Edge. The announcement came in the last week from the officials of the software giant. This means the end is finally near for Internet Explorer after the company itself said. The final nail in the coffin of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer came after a long period of 22 years.
In 2010, IE (Internet Explorer) market share fall below 50 per cent in the whole browser market at that time, as per the reports. Currently, the total browser market share of IE falls 5 per cent among its competitors. Now, Google’s Chrome is the leading browser in the world with a 69 per cent of market share.
According to the reports, on June 15, 2022, the IE will still be included for certain versions of Windows 10. This means the old web browser will not completely vanish from Windows. The company also realized that the IE is old, hated, and no longer practical by modern-days browsers. The company also revealed the old browser is less secure than today’s most web browsers.
Moreover, the aging web browser is being hated by many users all over the world, as per the reports and users’ reviews. The users prefer other web browsers instead of IE due to user-interface and themes etc given by others. Keeping in mind these factors, Microsoft decided to retire its most aging web browser. The alternative given by the software firm is not as compatible as compared to Google Chrome. The company also claimed of improving its Microsoft Edge to more user-friendly so that users attract to it rather than other web browsers including Google Chrome.
However, the Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) of Windows 10 will be still including IE in the next year. Meanwhile, all consumer versions will end support the aging browser. As a reminder, Microsoft doesn’t make it clear about Internet Explorer being rolled out in Windows either in June 2022 or later.