One of the oldest and most fundamental web browsers is now getting the ax. Come June 15th, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, the program that introduced a lot of 80s and 90s kids to the internet, will officially be dead.
On a support page for Microsoft’s website, the company outlines when Internet Explorer will lose its support and for what operating system. The final operating system to support the program is the Windows 10 Semi-Annual channel. The program will lose support for it tomorrow, and that will be the end of the program support.
This really shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone at this point; the writing’s been on the wall for a while. Up until this point, Internet Explorer’s only been receiving minor security updates.
Not only that but Microsoft Edge did launch north of seven years ago. Since that program launched, plenty of people have been wondering if this was going to be the end of Internet Explorer. It didn’t happen back then, but it’s happening tomorrow.
Internet Explorer is dead, so what’s next?
With Internet Explorer being laid to rest, it’s obvious that Microsoft is going to turn its attention to Edge. If you’re an avid Internet Explorer user, Microsoft encourages you to make the switch over to Edge. The process, hopefully, should be too painful if you’re fully integrated into the Internet Explorer browser.
This program has been around for a long time
Internet Explorer is one of Microsoft’s oldest pieces of software. Being released back in 1995, it was one of those early browsers like AOL and Netscape. While there was some competition, Internet Explorer rose to the top of the charts and became the most used web browser in the world. After its reign, Google came in with its Chrome browser, and since then, Internet Explorer became a bit of a joke.
While a lot of people seem to dunk on Internet Explorer, we can’t deny that it’s one of the most important browsers to grace the tech world.