Microsoft is discontinuing the consumer version of Internet Explorer. It announced the plan last year, declaring Internet Explorer 11 to be the final version. Internet Explorer first appeared on Windows desktop PCs in 1995, and by 2004, it had taken 95% of the market.
Google Chrome, Apple’s Safari, and Mozilla Firefox are the most popular browsers right now. Users that want to stay with Microsoft are advised to use Microsoft Edge, which was released alongside Windows 10 in 2015.
The development of smartphones undoubtedly dealt the final blow, with Apple’s pre-installed Safari browser and Google Chrome on Android phones aiding in the transition of internet access and usage to mobile devices.
According to StatCounter, an independent web analytics organization, mobile and tablet internet usage surpassed desktop for the first time in October 2016.
Earlier that year, StatCounter reported that Google Chrome accounted for more than 60% of global desktop internet usage, with Internet Explorer and Edge’s combined share of the desktop market slightly trailing Firefox for the first time.
Internet Explorer 11 is now incompatible with Microsoft
Source: BBC News
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