Back in the summer, Microsoft officially announced that support for Internet Explorer has ended, and the browser is now officially at the end of its life. – Yes, it was certainly quite a (well, mostly) 27 years worth of performance, but all good things must come to an end, and in many ways, while the vast majority of us had clearly moved on to something newer and better. options, it was still sad to see Internet Explorer effectively put out to pasture.
One man was so sad that they actually erected a tombstone for it.
The thing is, even though Internet Explorer is technically dead now, Microsoft still mostly maintains very weak “legacy” support. Edge users, for example, may find that they have the ability to open a webpage in Internet Explorer 11 mode (although for me, this tends to just crash my entire browser).
According to a report via BetaNews, however, Internet Explorer is not enough Microsoft plans to potentially complete the work. Like, well, on February 14th, this will see all browser compatibility completely removed from Windows 10.
Microsoft puts another nail in Internet Explorer’s coffin.
As part of the official announcement, Microsoft seems pretty confident that the vast majority of individuals and businesses have now completely moved on from Internet Explorer 11, meaning they can now end its legacy support (which is a bit is dishonest). :
“Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop app without support is scheduled to be permanently disabled on some versions of Windows 10 devices on February 14, 2023 via Microsoft Edge update, not Windows Update as previously reported. All remaining devices that have not yet been redirected from IE11 to Microsoft Edge are scheduled to be redirected with the Microsoft Edge update scheduled for February 14, 2023. The change to use the Microsoft Edge update to disable IE is intended to provide a better user experience and help organizations transition their recent IE11 users to Microsoft Edge. As a reminder, IE11 is out of support as of June 15, 2022.”
So, assuming you’re still using Internet Explorer (which I suspect about 0.11% of you are), start looking at other options because, regardless of what you might think of Edge, On Chrome, Opera, or any other alternative, the note reads: on the wall, and I suspect that by the end of 2023, you won’t find the smell of old IE11 in any Microsoft operating system.
What are you thinking? Which browser are you currently using? What did you use when you first connected to the Internet? – Let us know in the comments.