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Goodbye Internet Explorer

It’s time to say goodbye to Internet Explorer as Microsoft is officially terminating its support for good today.

Internet Explorer is a web browser that came in existence since the release of Windows 95 in 1995 AD. It was initially based on Spyglass’s Mosaic and covered over 95% of global browser market share around 2003. Later, with new competitors such as Chrome and Safari, its usage declined as users found faster and responsive alternatives. Though it’s being terminated by Microsoft from June 15, 2022 (today), serious hurdles is hitting thousands of IT Companies around the world.

Shut down of services is arising a serious problem for information systems and applications which are using this legacy browser in their internal services.

It is said that more than 40% of software based on Microsoft stack are using IE in their micro-services with Japan being on the top of the list. Whatever it be, Microsoft is shutting Internet Explorer for the good.

As of now, We’ve Microsoft Edge, Microsoft’s alternative for IE based on Chromium, installed in majority of Windows Operating System as well as Mobile devices. It’s a lesson for everyone that Quality products will always outlive a awesomely branded product. It’s the need of time and technology innovation that’s should be cared and assessed.

As IE helped us to traverse the journey of Web for almost 3 decades, we all have fond of memories associated with early day web browsing. Goodbye Buddy!

The author of this blog post is a technology fellow, an IT entrepreneur, and Educator in Kathmandu Nepal. With his keen interest in Data Science and Business Intelligence, he writes on random topics occasionally in the DataSagar blog.
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