Bill Gates owned multinational tech company known for computer software, personal computers and other consumer electronics; Microsoft has finally decided to retire one of their popular products, the Internet Explorer.
Microsoft announced this week that It will retire the popular web browser on June 15, 2022, after 26 years of service.
Internet Explorer was launched back in 1995 and remained the most dominant Windows PC browser for many years until Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers were launched in 2002 and 2008, respectively.
Microsoft will replace the Internet Explorer with their modern-day browser the Microsoft Edge as it had already ended the support of the Internet Explorer in 2020.
“We are announcing that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge,” Sean Lyndersay, a Microsoft Edge program manager said.
The web browser was riddled with bugs and raised security concerns and became unpopular over time as the web market was advancing.
Several redesigns and tweaks could not help Microsoft’s browser reclaim its glory in the markets from the Firefox and Chrome browsers.
Another downside that the Internet Explorer has is the fact it does not support extensions, therefore, making it impossible to sync with other devices by default, a feature that is seamless in the competitor browsers.
Microsoft has promised a better experience moving forward with their Chromium-based Edge explorer.
“With Microsoft Edge, we provide a path to the web’s future while still respecting the web’s past. Change was necessary, but we didn’t want to leave reliable, still-functioning websites and applications behind. We’re here to help you transition to the more comprehensive browsing experience of Microsoft Edge and tell you a bit more about why we think it will address your needs, both at home and at work.” Lyndersay continued.