Internet Explorer is now retiring after 27 years of its service. As Microsoft's oldest browser, this bowser will vanish out of existence on June 15. Released back in 1995, this browser was originally an add-on package for Windows 95 back then, becoming a free app later on. With a 95 percent usage share in 2003, it was the end of Internet Explorer's glory as many other competitors stepped into the mainstream, offering better user interfaces and smoother performance. It eventually became merely a default browser, with a sole purpose of helping download other browsers.
As said by Sean Lyndersay, Microsoft Edge program manager, "The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 lies in Microsoft Edge." Referring to Microsoft Edge, Lyndersay adds "Not only is Microsoft Edge a quicker, more secure, and more contemporary browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it also addresses a crucial concern: compatibility for older, legacy websites and applications. Internet Explorer mode ('IE mode') is incorporated into Microsoft Edge, allowing you to view older Internet Explorer-based websites and applications directly from Microsoft Edge" "With Microsoft Edge capable of taking on this and other responsibilities, the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be discontinued and phased out of support for certain versions of Windows 10 on June 15, 2022," as officially announced.