Microsoft has wanted us to forget about Internet Explorer for many years and prefers our options for Edge, its new web browser. That movement continues today with the release of an announcement from the Redmond company. Starting June 15, 2022, the Internet Explorer 11 desktop app will no longer be supported in many versions of Windows 10.
The tech giant explains, “The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 lies in Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Edge not only offers a faster, safer, and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, it can also solve a key problem: compatibility with older and older websites and applications. “
Microsoft Edge is aligned with Google Chrome
In particular, Edge has an Internet Explorer mode that lets you access old Explorer-based websites and applications right in the new browser. “With Microsoft Edge, we are paving the way for the future of the web while respecting the past of the web. The change was necessary, but we didn’t want to leave reliable, always-working websites and applications, ”the company said in a blog post.
This announcement comes as no surprise, and Microsoft has been preparing us for this gradual transition for some time. The Redmond company announced in August 2020 that Internet Explorer would no longer be supported by its Microsoft 365 software.
The tech giant is also trying to respond to a big problem. While Google Chrome dominates the browser market, most websites and apps are optimized for it. To adapt, Microsoft decided to start a new version of Edge based on Google’s Chromium technology instead of EdgeHTML. Therefore, the portals optimized for Chrome are also optimized for this new version of Edge, which should ultimately improve efficiency.
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