Just a few days ago, we shared the news about the Internet Explorer browser finally getting retired by Microsoft. After almost 27 years of activity, the legendary browser finally kicked the bucket on June 15, but it will live forever in our memories.
A South Korean engineer had the amusing idea to build a gravestone for the Internet Explorer browser, and even a real memorial was held. The gravestone has the logo of the iconic browser, along with a very realistic message that we all have to acknowledge to be real: “He was a good tool to download other browsers.”
A South Korean software developer had a gravestone made and a real memorial was held…
For the demise of Internet Explorer. RIP.
— Graphite Chick 🇨🇿🇩🇪🇺🇸 (@CzechArtGirl) June 18, 2022
Along with the demise of the Internet Explorer browser, Microsoft encourages people to use its Edge browser instead, which was released much later: in 2015. Microsoft Edge is currently one of the fastest and most reliable browsers out there.
Here’s what Sean Lyndersay, who’s the program manager of Microsoft Edge, said via the Windows Blog:
Not only is Microsoft Edge a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it is also able to address a key concern: compatibility for older, legacy websites and applications. Microsoft Edge has Internet Explorer mode (“IE mode”) built in, so you can access those legacy Internet Explorer-based websites and applications straight from Microsoft Edge. With Microsoft Edge capable of assuming this responsibility and more, the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10.
Microsoft released Internet Explorer in 1995, and the browser was part of the Microsoft Plus! package for the Windows 95 operating system. The browser was also known in the past as Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE).
Feel free to tell us what browser you use today! There are so many possible alternatives out there: Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, and more.