It’s a closing tab. Internet Explorer 11 will no longer be accessible from this Wednesday, June 15th and will disappear. The browser, launched in 1995, had been installed by default on all Windows computers since the early 2000s. But as Microsoft announced in May 2021“ the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is Microsoft Edge “. This browser has already been installed on all PCs since 2016.
> Why remove Internet Explorer?
There are several reasons for the end of Internet Explorer. First, it cost Microsoft far too much in relation to its market position. The Microsoft browser has been largely outpaced in recent years by Chrome (from Google) and Firefox (Mozilla). Above all, “IE” was not not updated for years and did not allow browsing on modern sites. Among the other reasons given, there is also better protection against computer attacks.
> The “old” sites will still be accessible
Conversely, Microsoft Edge still allows browsing older sites, which were compatible with Internet Explorer. ” With Microsoft Edge, we’re leading the way into the future of the web while respecting the web’s past. Change was necessary, but we didn’t want to leave reliable and still-functioning websites and apps behind. », writes Microsoft. For the users of these sites, the death of Internet Explorer will therefore not change much.
> How to switch to Microsoft Edge?
” If you are a consumer using Internet Explorer at home, we recommend that you upgrade to Microsoft Edge before June 15, 2022 (…). The good news: you probably already have it on your device “explains Microsoft. To find it, you need to search “Microsoft Edge” in the Windows 10 search bar. If you don’t have it, you can download it here.
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