Microsoft will end the 25-year life cycle of the IE browser in 2022
In 1995, Microsoft announced the launch of Internet Explorer and competed with Netscape, the hottest browser at the time. Later, Netscape was completely out of the game.
Microsoft relied on pre-installed browsers in the operating system to quickly gain a large number of users for IE browser, but then Microsoft was also subject to antitrust investigations due to IE browser.
In the follow-up development, the IE browser has become synonymous with the old, especially after the release of Google Chrome, the IE browser has gradually become the Netscape that was slaughtered that year.
A few years ago, Microsoft decided to abandon this browser and re-develop a new browser, Microsoft switched to the Chromium browser to abandon its own rendering engine.
Microsoft’s current focus on browser products is the Chromium Microsoft Edge browser, which is also promoted through pre-installation in Windows 10 system.
For Microsoft, the new browser has a better kernel and better features, and the old IE browser currently only provides security updates without new features.
The reason for continuing to provide security updates is that many companies still need to rely on the old IE browser. The absence of this browser may affect part of their business operations.
But this old browser is like an Adobe Flash Player player. No matter how important it was, the final outcome is also dead and sealed in history.
Therefore, Microsoft has now decided to completely end the life cycle of the Internet Explorer browser on June 15, 2022. At that time, Microsoft will not provide any updates for the browser.
At present, there are very few ordinary consumers who still use the IE browsers. This is mainly because many websites no longer support IE browsers and cannot browse normally.
For companies, many old systems developed based on IE browser cannot use other browsers, which makes many companies have to continue to use IE browser.
But now that Microsoft stops supporting the IE browser will force companies to upgrade their systems, because the lack of Microsoft’s support to continue to use the IE browser will pose a huge security risk.
The time left for enterprises is running out. If there is no accident, Microsoft may also delete the built-in IE browser directly from Windows 10 in the future.