Microsoft’s venerable, much maligned, and often hated Internet Explorer browser is about to become a footnote in the internet’s history. Dan Tynan wraps it up.
Microsoft Internet Explorer, a browser familiar to many and loved by few, passed away today after a long illness. It was 19 years old.
Bowing to the inevitable, Microsoft admitted today that it had decided to remove IE from life support. (IE will, however, continue to receive tech support through at least 2016.) IE is survived by Windows, Office, and the Microsoft Mouse.
Unfortunately, IE remains something of a zombie and will be around awhile. It’s easy to see that browsing the web would be a better experience had Microsoft adopted Google and Mozilla’s ongoing efforts to upgrade all browsers frequently.