This King of Internet World… is Leaving The World Forever Today, Know What Is The Reason

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New Delhi, 15th June 2022: Microsoft’s  27-year-old Internet Explorer is being completely shut down from today, June 15. Internet Explorer was launched in 1995 as Windows 95. At that time it had to be purchased but later versions started coming free and they were made available either by downloading or as in-service packs. The popularity of this web browser around the year 2000 can be gauged from the fact that in the year 2003 it was used 95 per cent. Let us know why it is being closed:


How did Internet Explorer come to the brink of closure?

The nearly three-decade-old browser reached a 95 per cent usage share in 2003. However, Internet Explorer could not maintain its position and its user base began to decline drastically as other competitors released improved user interfaces, higher Internet speeds, and new browsers. Internet Explorer has, over time, evolved into a default browser that has been used to install other browsers. Microsoft Edge Program Manager stated that Internet Explorer Mode is included in Microsoft Edge, allowing you to view older Internet Explorer-based websites and applications directly from Microsoft Edge.


Google Chrome is the most used browser

According to a report till May 2022, Google Chrome alone has a 70.67 per cent share in the market of web browsers used on computers. It is followed by Microsoft Edge at 14.77 per cent, Firefox with 4.86 per cent, Internet Explorer at 1.53 per cent, Safari with 2.63 per cent and Opera with 1.40 per cent. At the same time, Chrome has a 66.25 per cent share in mobile browsers, Safari has 17.64 per cent, and Samsung Internet has 6.92 per cent. Let us tell you that Internet Explorer was never available for mobile. Clearly, Google Chrome has snatched its hegemony from Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer, which once had 95 per cent of the world’s share, is now less than 2 per cent.