INTERNET EXPLORER 11 MAJORITY SUPPORT WILL COME TO AN END NEXT YEAR. MICROSOFT WILL GIVE FULL PRIORITY TO THE EDGE BROWSER
For many, Internet Explorer was long gone. At least since its replacement, Edge, was launched in 2015. Although there are many who say that since Google Chrome was launched in 2008, its days were numbered.
To the degree of living ‘overtime’. Well, now the final hour of this browser has sounded, and who made the announcement about it was Microsoft itself. It was via her blog this week.
INTERNET EXPLORER LASTED MUCH LONGER THAN EXPECTED
In this it can be read that the Internet Explorer 11 application for the desktop will be withdrawn, and support will cease on June 15, 2022. The above will apply to certain versions of MS Windows 10.
The company took the opportunity to highlight Edge’s improved compatibility with current websites. But also the veteran IE features, such as ActiveX. Likewise, he highlighted the better level of security that his newest browser has.
That’s one of the main reasons Microsoft will retire Internet Explorer. Its older versions have serious problems in that regard.
IE 11 support becomes more complicated, and that is why its updates are made monthly. In contrast, Edge receives patches much faster, the same as other modern browsers. It is always necessary and vital to stay ahead of malicious hackers.
THE BROWSER WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 2013
The retirement of this software started some time ago. Since August 17, 2021, Microsoft 365 and other applications stopped supporting it. Edge is expected to continue to support this browser-based sites as well as programs through 2029.
Beyond that compatibility will be ruled out entirely. Ultimately, it was more troublesome and costly for the company to maintain. Its market share is very small.
According to data from NetMarketshare, IE was around 5% last fall. Currently, it must be less. Other measurement companies reveal very low figures, around 1%.
Version 11 of this software was released in 2013, and since then, although updates have been released, they were not significant. Despite the above, beyond the 2022 deadline there will still be those who continue to use this browser. Especially business users.