Somehow the browser Internet Explorer managed to survive 26 years.
It must be 2002 somewhere because surely someone is still using internet explorer somewhere out there. This week Microsoft announced that one of its most hated products is set to see its doom. According to the tech giant, IE will cease to exist in June 2002 after decades in use; criticism, and being pretty much the brunt of internet jokes.
For decades the betrothed browser remained one of if not the world’s most popular browser. But with the arrival of Opera; Google Chrome, Firefox, and numerous much faster others IE ‘s market share has fallen dramatically since 2010. Despite that Microsoft continued to ship devices with IE to ensure that corporate apps still worked over the years.
It isn’t quite clear if Microsoft will entirely stop installing the program on devices once support ends.
1995 was a wild year for Microsoft but it could not quite keep up.
In 1995 — IE first debuted and almost instantly became a massive hit. Though by 2004 or so the browser suffered as Microsoft had largely left it alone in favour of other major projects. The same way that Microsoft killed off Netscape other browsers did the same for IE years later.
Mostly popular with people who never understood how to use the web, the browser these days, is largely saddled with viruses; problems, outdated plugins, and other issues. Nobody should be using IE in 2021.