Here lies the body of Internet Explorer 11. The one-time sovereign is dead.
Microsoft permanently disabled its legacy browser on Tuesday to improve user experience and transition organizations to the new Edge browser, the company said. This applies to “certain versions of Windows 10,” Microsoft noted.
“With an increasing number of websites no longer supporting Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge provides a faster, safer, and more modern browsing experience that can still open outdated Internet Explorer-dependent sites when needed,” Microsoft said in a statement. Note.
Starting Tuesday, devices that have not yet been redirected from IE11 to Microsoft Edge will be, according to Microsoft’s statement.
Internet Explorer dominated browser play. In 2003, it controlled 95% of the browser market. However, the days of Internet Explorer reign are long gone, and Microsoft has moved on to Edge. But Microsoft’s efforts to integrate the new AI-powered search engine Bing into Edge has sparked new discourse.When news broke last summer that Microsoft would ignore Internet Explorer, the public reaction was emotional and hilarious. The browser has its gravestone in South Korea, and IE memes abounded.