Microsoft reportedly kills off Internet Explorer, its legacy browser. The company according to reports disabled Internet Explorer 11 on Tuesday.
Microsoft Reportedly Kills Off Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer at some point in time ruled the web browser world, but currently, it is dead. Parent company Microsoft on Tuesday disabled its out-of-support legacy browser in a bid to improve user experience and transfer organizations to its newer Edge Browser, the company stated. This however applies to “certain versions of Windows 10,” Microsoft also noted.
Microsoft’s Assertion of the Development
“With a growing number of websites no longer supporting Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge offers a faster, more secure, and more modern browsing experience that can still open legacy, Internet Explorer-dependent sites when needed,” Microsoft in a statement said.
Devices that had not already redirected from IE11 to Microsoft edge as of Tuesday will be as per Microsoft.
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User Reaction to Microsoft’s Announcement
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