So Long Internet Explorer

For the last few years, we clicked on a special icon every time we wanted to surf the web. A blue “E” with a yellow oval that turned blue with time. We’re talking about one of the most iconic web browsers of all time, Internet Explorer. Even though it’s one of the most famous Microsoft programs, it’s not necessary one of the most popular. That’s the reason why the company responsible for its birth, is now the one putting an end to the browser’s history.

Microsoft announced that on the 15th of June of 2022 the program will no longer be available. 

But Why Internet Explorer? WHY?!

Internet Explorer is a part of the history of the internet. Yet Microsoft announced that after almost 30 years, this program will disappear. Some of the reasons they gave for this are:

Microsoft Edge

Those who are using the newest version of Windows are familiar with Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft presented this “new” browser for Windows and Xbox (then for Android, iOS, macOS, and Linux) in 2015. It’s not JUST faster, safe and modern, but it’s also compatible with all the same sites and apps that Internet Explorer could access.

Another key point that supports Microsoft Edge against our old beloved browser, is that it comes with voice functionality features. This means that it can work side by side with Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant.

For the corporation that created Windows, Microsoft Edge IS the future. The successor of Internet Explorer.

Protection

According to Microsoft’s website, every second, there are 579 attempts to steal passwords. That’s why it’s essential to rely on a web browser that’s always updated in terms of cyber security.

Sadly, Internet Explorer only gets updated monthly, while Microsoft Edge checks for updates regularly.

Chromium

This is an open-source code from Google Chrome. What’s interesting about it, is that many different browsers use it, except for Internet Explorer. 

The objective of this code is to optimize every search engine in general; that’s why most of the web browsers have incorporated it, however, Internet Explorer has not been adapted to it, which makes it obsolete.

Users

Ever since the birth of browsers such as Google Chrome, the blue “E” has been losing users. Reaching one of its lowest marks in 2016.

The reality is that, because of its speed, Internet Explorer has a really bad image.
In fact, this turned it into a meme.

One More Farewell

Internet Explorer joins MS Paint in the list of beloved Microsoft programs that leave us. This design classic was one of the first developments that helped us draw and paint with our computers. Both, with their highs and lows, have been fundamental pillars for the development of the technology we use today.

That’s why, from Freepik, we want to thank you, Internet Explorer. Thank you very much!

Are there any more programs or apps that you keep in your heart? Tell us in the comments.

By Nico

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