Microsoft is suspending Internet Explorer after 27 years of service

Microsoft is suspending Internet Explorer after 27 years of service

Microsoft announced in a blog post today that it will be deprecating its legacy browser, Internet Explorer (IE) after 27 years of service. The company is asking its users to switch to its modern Edge browser instead for a faster and more secure browsing experience.

The virtual version of the older browser, however, will still be available to users.

In its blog post, the company said:  “Not only is Microsoft Edge a faster, more secure, and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it is also able to address a key concern: compatibility for older, legacy websites and applications.”

Microsoft Edge browser does not hold the largest market share as a desktop browser. Google Chrome does, with about 71.6 percent share. Not only does it come pre-installed on all Android smartphones, but it is also preferred by most users who like its minimal interface and optimized performance. Safari comes next, with about 15.2 percent market share.

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