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Internet Explorer is over (and other things now obsolete)

Cheapism Logo By Andrew Lisa of Cheapism | Slide 2 of 37: 1995-2022Not long after Internet Explorer's 1995 debut, it was hard to imagine going online without it — the browser was almost synonymous with surfing the web. Introduced by Microsoft as part of Windows 95, Explorer was dominant for much of the next decade, but then started losing steam to more sophisticated rivals. Microsoft itself released a more sophisticated browser, Edge, in 2015, but refused to kill Explorer until recently. Now Microsoft has announced that when people try to use Explorer, they will be pointed to the Edge browser and will remove Explorer icons from the next Windows update, making this a final goodbye. Related: Companies That Changed How We Live

Internet Explorer

1995-2022
Not long after Internet Explorer's 1995 debut, it was hard to imagine going online without it — the browser was almost synonymous with surfing the web. Introduced by Microsoft as part of Windows 95, Explorer was dominant for much of the next decade, but then started losing steam to more sophisticated rivals. Microsoft itself released a more sophisticated browser, Edge, in 2015, but refused to kill Explorer until recently. Now Microsoft has announced that when people try to use Explorer, they will be pointed to the Edge browser and will remove Explorer icons from the next Windows update, making this a final goodbye. 

Related: Companies That Changed How We Live

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