13.06.2022 21:23:04 - dpa-AFX: Microsoft To Retire Internet Explorer After 27 Years

REDMOND (dpa-AFX) - After 27 years of long service, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)
is pulling the plug on its iconic Internet Explorer web browser.

Microsoft will be ending support for most versions of its Internet Explorer (IE)
11 browser on June 15. The tech company had announced over a year ago that IE
would be removed from most versions of Windows 10 this year.

Internet Explorer was first released in 1995 as part of the add-on package for
Windows 95 operating system. But, with later versions the browser was available
as free downloads, or in-service packs, and included in the original equipment
manufacturer service releases of Windows 95 and later versions of Windows.

Microsoft had discontinued new feature development of the browser in 2016 in
favor of its new browser Microsoft Edge.

Since Internet Explorer is a Windows component and is included in long-term
lifecycle versions of Windows such as Windows Server 2019, it will continue to
receive security updates until at least 2029.

Internet Explorer was once the most widely used web browser, attaining a peak of
about 95% usage share by 2003. However, its usage share has since declined with
the launch of Firefox (2004) and Google Chrome (2008), and with the growing
popularity of mobile operating systems such as Android and iOS that do not
support Internet Explorer.

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