Internet Explorer Has Been Retired After Nearly 27 Years
It’s the end of an era, as Microsoft announced the news that Internet Explorer is shutting down after nearly 27 years.
Plenty of people who were using it back in the day have been remembering the browser – and getting all nostalgic about the earliest days of the internet.
Microsoft confirmed Internet Explorer would longer be supported on their platform. Instead they would be focusing on Microsoft Edge which it described as "a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer... able to address a key concern: compatibility for older, legacy websites and applications".
As ever, social media users have been enjoying themselves by posting memes and reactions.
\u201cMicrosoft is shutting down Internet Explorer after 27 years. I'll always remember how in the 1990s the internet was the rave just like new social media apps and IPhones became the next rave. I'll miss these days.\n\nR.I.P Internet Explorer 1995-2022\ud83d\udda5\ufe0f\u201d
\u201cInternet Explorer was my very first internet browser, and I'm forever grateful for how well it has served me and countless other internet users all over the world. \n\nGoodbye, old friend. We will miss you loads... \ud83d\ude22\u201d
— JoJo123 \u26a1\ufe0fCEO of Billy Whizz \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@JoJo123 \u26a1\ufe0fCEO of Billy Whizz \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6)
\u201cjoe thornton\u2019s nhl career has officially outlasted internet explorer\u201d
\u201cRest in peace, Internet Explorer. It was fun while it lasted.\u201d
— Windows On Windows (@Windows On Windows)
\u201cRest in peace Internet Explorer. You can finally take all the time you wish.\u201d
— Domenico Barra da Casa Aurea \ud83d\udd25\u2665\ufe0f\ud83d\udd25\ud83c\udff4\u200d\u2620\ufe0f\ud83c\udf3b (@Domenico Barra da Casa Aurea \ud83d\udd25\u2665\ufe0f\ud83d\udd25\ud83c\udff4\u200d\u2620\ufe0f\ud83c\udf3b)
\u201cLiza Minnelli has outlived the Internet Explorer Browser. After 27 years, Microsoft is officially shutting it down.\u201d