Microsoft has dropped support for the legacy Internet Explorer browser and now requests all users move to Microsoft Edge; a chromium based browser from Microsoft aimed at the replacement for the defunct legacy browser.
Birth of IE
Internet Explore came along decades ago with its Initial release debut being 16th August, 1995 as a spinoff of NCSA Mosaic which transitioned to Spyglass Mosaic and Reformed into what became known as Internet Explorer; a project started in the summer of 1994 by Thomas Reardon (an American computational neuroscientist), who according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Review of 2003, used source code from Spyglass, Inc.
Internet Explore became a utility that ships default with the Microsoft Windows operating system and garnered usage with this move for a long period despite agitations by other browser makers in the world of the time.
Retirement of IE
Microsoft reneged on their promise to stay the Windows Operating System at Windows 10 and the birth of the Windows 11, has made the legacy browser unfit for the next decade hence the retirement of it.
Lifetime of IE
In the lifetime of the browser, it lived through 1 to 11th version before going on retirement. IE was a Web Browser and a Feed Reader which supported 95 languages and web standards such as HTML5, CSS3, WOFF, SVG, RSS, Atom and JPEG XR among some others. IE run on Windows and sometime in its past supported Mac OS X, Solaris and HP-UX platforms. The browser was once a sought after utility by many, we encourage you to make a switch to your most convenient utility for your security and ease of browsing, payments among others.