It’s been a rough road for Internet Explorer since Microsoft introduced its “IE 8” browser in September 2009, but now, as of Wednesday, it will be retired. The company made clear then it was time to move on.
You’re a dinosaur. I am not.
The day IE’s web-based applications finally die, and is not a surprise.
For a web browser to be useful, it must work for legacy sites and be compatible with old applications. This new browser from Microsoft is faster, more secure and more modern.
Explorer users are complaining about the browser, with some calling it a insecure POS. Others say that it’s buggy and the top browser for installing other browsers.
Many of us may miss the 1990’s and what it meant for online shopping, but a 22 year old is going to have a different perspective of the past.
You’re about to find out why Internet Explorer has remained king since its release in 1995. Microsoft released the first version of Internet Explorer, back in 1995, the very early days of web surfing, when the first widely popular browser was Netscape Navigator.
Internet Explorer and Windows came together in such a way that many people simply used Internet Explorer instead of the Navigator.
Microsoft was sued in 1997 by the US government over Windows and Internet Explorer. The government alleged that Microsoft had coerced computer manufacturers into bundling Internet Explorer with Windows.
Eventually, it settled the antitrust battle in 2002 over its use of its Windows monopoly to squash competitors. There are no questions available at the moment, but we’re working hard to add more soon.
It’s not clear what impact the European Commission’s ruling will have on the U.S. but it could help to drive down the prices of Microsoft Office on Apple computers.
Internet Explorer users, meanwhile, complained that it was slow, prone to crashing, and vulnerable to hacking.
IE’s market share declined because the other browsers had better features.
Chrome leads the worldwide browser market, but the next most popular browsers include Apple’s Safari, Internet Explorer (IE), Mozilla Firefox and Opera Software.
IE’s new browser, Edge, is a bit slower than Firefox.
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