Internet Explorer to be ‘permanently disabled’ on Windows 10 next week
The Internet Explorer Saga Finally Comes to an End
Ah, the good old Internet Explorer. It’s been an integral part of our lives since it first came out in 1995 – yes, it’s been around for that long!
But we’ve got some bad news: Microsoft just announced that Internet Explorer will be “permanently disabled” on Windows 10 next week!
Hey, don’t be too upset – we all knew this day was going to come eventually. After all, IE hasn’t been relevant for years and it’s kind of become the butt of many jokes.
So to commemorate this momentous occasion, we decided to look back at some of the most interesting facts about this primitive web browser. Get ready for a wild ride down memory lane!
Interesting Facts About Internet Explorer
- IE was once the most popular web browser: Believe it or not, IE was once the most popular web browser in the world. In the early 2000s, Microsoft had around 90% of the global market share.
- It’s been around for a long time: As mentioned before, Internet Explorer first came out back in 1995. Since then, it’s gone through several major updates and improvements.
- It’s been a target of criticism: Ever since it first came out, Internet Explorer has been the target of a lot of criticism. It was slow, buggy, and full of security flaws – a real nightmare to use!
- Microsoft eventually stopped supporting it: As browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Safari started to become popular, Microsoft eventually stopped investing in Internet Explorer. The last major update was released in 2015, and the Redmond giant has since shifted its focus to the Edge browser.
The Era of Internet Explorer is Over
Now that Internet Explorer is finally being retired, we bid farewell to an old friend. Although it didn’t always work as expected, we have to admire the browser for its longevity.
Here’s to you, Internet Explorer! You will be sorely missed.