Microsoft to End IE Support in 2022

Shari Lynn Kramer / 16 Aug 2021

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Having been around for over 25 years, Internet Explorer, the browser that has been both widely used and heavily criticized, is finally approaching its ultimate phase-out, as revealed by Microsoft. The company has earmarked June 15th, 2022, as the date when it will terminate support for the venerable browser on a range of Windows 10 editions. This move will mark the end of Internet Explorer's lengthy tenure. For further information on this subject and insight into the browser set to take Internet Explorer's place, keep reading.

It’s true that after dominating the World Wide Web in the early 2000s, the IE desktop app that has been annoying us all with its sluggish, buggy behavior pattern for years is finally retiring. Microsoft itself has been gradually moving away from Internet Explorer since about 2015 in favor of its successor, Microsoft Edge (formerly referred to as Project Spartan). It’s interesting that the ghost of IE will live on within Edge: the newer browser has an integrated Internet Explorer mode. 

The tech giant claims that compared to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge is speedier, offers a more refined browsing experience, and excels in protecting user data. As of today, Google Chrome remains the most popular browser, claiming nearly $65 share of the international browser market (Edge’s share is under 4%). Now, just to compare, at its peak in 2001, Internet Explorer held over $90 of the global market.

So, what are your thoughts on the topic? Are you still using Explorer? Any thoughts on the app former IE users should switch to before the flawed app joins the nostalgic graveyard of unreliably reliable and completely outdated software? What do you feel knowing that the entire Internet Explorer era will sunset next summer? Share your opinion in the comments section below. Your two cents are very important to us.

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