The tech giant, Microsoft is finally retiring Internet Explorer next year, after being functional for more than 25 years. The aging web browser has mainly been unemployed by most consumers for years, therefore, Microsoft is finally killing it off on June 15th, 2022, by retiring it in favor of Microsoft Edge.
Internet Explorer was originally introduced in the year 1995, has gone over the time largely unused by customers for quite some time; it presently manages just 3.8 percent of the desktop browser market, a business that Google’s Chrome browser commands with a nearly 70 percent share.
Moreover, the company has confirmed that, from June 15, 2020, the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be “retired and go out of support.” Therefore, from that moment on, the application will be disabled and will automatically redirect to Microsoft Edge, as announced by Microsoft in an FAQ concerning the cessation.
Furthermore, the company added that Microsoft Edge, its latest browser, has Internet Explorer mode (“IE mode”) built-in, this will enable the users to access Internet Explorer-based websites and applications. Microsoft has advised the users of Internet Explorer to start shifting to Microsoft Edge before the June 15, 2022, deadline.
Microsoft Edge was rolled out in 2015 and it operates on a similar modern tech employed by the Google browser. “If you’re a consumer using Internet Explorer at home, we recommend you transition to Microsoft Edge before June 15, 2022, to start enjoying a faster, more secure, and more modern browsing experience,” the company stated in a blog post.
In addition to it, the tech behemoth is further experimenting with another bit of history, as the company has announced that it is proposing to change its default font, which has been Calibri across all of its products since the year 2007.
Source: BBC News
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