Internet Explorer, star of Windows, dies at 26

Microsoft has officially announced the end of IE11 support and the adoption of Edge starting on March 14th, with Microsoft’s withdrawal support for older releases.


Internet Explorer dies at 26

Internet Explorer usage is shrinking. The market share for IE is less the half a percent of all browsers

Microsoft has been trying to stop people from using Internet Explorer for years now, and the company previously labeled it as a “compatibility solution” rather than an actively used browser by businesses.

Microsoft is planning to roll out a new prompt that will direct those still using Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge. Eventually, Internet Explorer will be uninstalled as part of a future Windows update.

Microsoft has moved to the Chromium-powered Edge as its default browser. The MSHTML engine that powers Internet Explorer is still a part of Windows 11, but it exists solely for IE mode; Microsoft says it will support IE mode in Edge through at least 2029.