Microsoft said that the outdated Internet Explorer browser would be retired 27 years after it was initially released in 1995.
Internet Explorer will be deactivated as of yesterday (June 15), and users will be transferred to the Microsoft Edge browser.
In an age when Microsoft controlled the computer world, before of Google, Facebook, and TikTok, Internet Explorer was the “gateway” to the Internet for individuals born before Generation Z. Because of the widespread use of software as part of the Windows operating system, Microsoft controlled the market.
People were compelled to use alternative quicker browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox or subsequently Google Chrome, because Internet Explorer was often sluggish.
Despite this, Internet Explorer is still widely used across the world. According to a poll conducted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in September 2021, Google Chrome (95%) was the most popular browser, followed by Internet Explorer (85%), Firefox (81%), Apple Safari (80%), and Edge (69 %).
And what makes it more special are peoples reactions.
Here are some of them:
Tomorrow, Microsoft ends support for Internet Explorer 11 pic.twitter.com/c7SCG8qDyc
— Eddy Vinck (@EddyVinckk) June 14, 2022
thanks for the memories, #InternetExplorer pic.twitter.com/2OH637tjte
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) June 13, 2022
Goodbyes are never easy.
After 27 years, Microsoft will officially be shutting down Internet Explorer starting Wednesday of this week. pic.twitter.com/A8XMKIKQg1
— Morning Brew ☕️ (@MorningBrew) June 13, 2022
Internet Explorer pic.twitter.com/XyLf4NMzWY
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) June 12, 2022
Internet Explorer is retiring on Wednesday after 27 years of service. pic.twitter.com/ItNmJ4RJ1v
— Lady G (@gabsmashh) June 13, 2022
GOODBYE, INTERNET EXPLORER 👋🏻
After nearly three decades – (27 years), Microsoft’s iconic browser #InternetExplorer got shut down today 🥲
This browser holds some nostalgic memories of every 90’s Kid ❤️ pic.twitter.com/7UpWU7sG9S
— KARTHIK DP (@dp_karthik) June 15, 2022
Internet Explorer to be finally shut down by Microsoft after 27 years. Thank you for helping us download other web browsers.
— Shubhangi Sharma (@ItsShubhangi) June 13, 2022
Respect++ To Internet Explorer!#InternetExplorer pic.twitter.com/i87P1FFWfB
— Patel Meet (@mn_google) June 13, 2022
Internet Explorer to Retire after 27 Years of Service and Twitter is Getting Nostalgic https://t.co/nJmlxj9bXk pic.twitter.com/UABPjCQURS
— News18.com (@news18dotcom) June 14, 2022
Internet Explorer will retire tomorrow (June 15, 2022).
If you are still using this browser, you'll receive this news sometime in the next 500 years for sure 🥲#InternetExplorer pic.twitter.com/jGzkDcBxXg
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) June 14, 2022