It’s the End of the Road for Internet Explorer – Microsoft Will Retire the Browser Very Soon

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Say what you want about Internet Explorer (IE) – it runs slower than a snail, it doesn’t support many programming languages, it crashes often, and so on. But it has a long history that has paved the way for much more advanced browsers out there.

Internet Explorer was first released in 1995 by Microsoft, and anybody knows by now that you can’t survive in the tech world without constantly adapting. That’s definitely also the case for Internet Explorer, and the legendary browser will finally face the end of the road after 27 years.

Microsoft disables Internet Explorer on June 15, 2022

According to, Microsoft has decided to completely phase out its Internet Explorer browser starting tomorrow, June 15.

Instead, Microsoft encourages people to use its much more advanced Edge browser, which was launched as embedded for Windows 10 a few years ago. Microsoft Edge is currently one of the most popular browsers out there.

Sean Lyndersay, the program manager of Microsoft Edge, explains as Mashable quotes:

The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 lies in Microsoft Edge.

He also added, as qutoes:

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.

In 2010, Internet Explorer still had about 1 billion users worldwide, but many things have changed since those times.

Surely there are even more alternatives to Internet Explorer out there besides Microsoft Edge: You can try out Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and a lot more. As for now, Chrome will take the cake in 2022 when it comes to popularity, but we know very well that popularity is not always a synonym for quality.

Cristian Antonescu
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