Internet Explorer Will Die In 2022, At The Age of 27
Internet Explorer will die next year, the first browser that carries many of our memories and secrets.
The parent browser, will literally die, after years of clinical death, as the virtual world will lose one of its founders.
The software provider Microsoft will be discontinuing support for its Internet Explorer (IE) web browser next year, thus retiring it for private users. In the future, Microsoft wants to concentrate completely on the Microsoft Edge browser, a spokesman for Microsoft told the IT website The Verge.
Version 11 of IE will no longer be supported for certain versions of Windows 10 from June 15, 2022, the spokesman continued. Company versions of Windows 10 are likely to be shipped with IE in the coming year, The Verge said, but that could stop soon.
On March 17, 2015, Microsoft had announced that Microsoft Edge would replace Internet Explorer as the default browser on its Windows 10 devices.
For some years now, Microsoft has been using its chromium-based browser Edge, which has an IE setting so that older websites can also work with it. Microsoft wants to offer this Edge feature until at least 2029.
The end for IE is not entirely surprising either, support has already been discontinued for some Microsoft products such as Teams or will be this year. Microsoft has been trying to steer users and companies away from IE since 2015.