Internet Explorer is leaving this world a long time after it probably should have, but that’s about par for the course. At 27 years old, the internet browser voted most likely to be used to download Chrome, Firefox or Safari is taking its final bow.
There was a time, within the memory of at least some people reading this, that Internet Explorer was the internet browser. Microsoft’s spaceship to the internet started strong, but soon lagged behind (literally) other, faster, more secure browsers that came to dominate the field. After a while, Internet Explorer became a popular punching bag for a certain age of very online people, many of whom celebrated Internet Explorer’s induction into tech graveyard like it was the fall of Sauron.
is Internet Explorer ever truly dead? pic.twitter.com/KQGndprUxn
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) June 14, 2022
This is the best internet explorer joke I came across. Took a sec for me to get the joke .
Internet Explorer shut down from today after 27 years of exploring.💀 pic.twitter.com/dsWDldugso
— 𝑽𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒕 🙂 (@MessiVineet) June 15, 2022
Internet il a changé pic.twitter.com/5sCyiMsgeP
— Internet Explorer (@intrnetexp) June 14, 2022
Internet Explorer’s death was a planned one, as Microsoft rolled out its replacement Microsoft Edge all the way back in 2015. “Not only is Microsoft Edge a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it is also able to address a key concern: compatibility for older, legacy websites and applications,” wrote Microsoft Edge Enterprise general manager Sean Lyndersay, general manager of Microsoft Edge Enterprise in May of last year.
So maybe you can use Edge to download Chrome now.