With IE, Microsoft caused great damage to the Web. I’m happy to see it finally go.
You probably won’t miss IE much as a result, but it’s still hard to ignore the program’s impact and its flaws.
Microsoft ends Internet Explorer support in Windows 10 tomorrow
It’s the end of an era you probably won’t miss.
Internet Explorer is bowing out just short of its 27th birthday. As revealed last May, Microsoft will no longer support the Internet Explorer 11 desktop app for Windows 10′s usual Semi Annual Channel as of June 15th. This marks the effective end of software updates for most people. Windows 11 doesn’t include an IE desktop app.
The Edge browser’s IE Mode will still receive support through 2029 or later, so you won’t be stuck if you just need compatibility with the older web engine.
The deadline marks the end to a bittersweet chapter in Microsoft’s history. Internet Explorer launched alongside Windows 95. It played a key role in popularizing the internet, and for some became synonymous with going online.