Microsoft has been working on retiring Internet Explorer for some time, and it is now ready to move on.
Internet Explorer was first released in 1995, and it has been the default browser for Windows operating systems ever since. However, it has been largely replaced by Microsoft Edge, which is a newer and more modern browser. Microsoft Edge is based on the Chromium open-source project, which is the same project that Google Chrome is based on. This means that Microsoft Edge is compatible with many of the same extensions and add-ons as Google Chrome. Microsoft has been working to make Microsoft Edge more compatible with legacy websites and applications that were designed for Internet Explorer. However, it is now time for Microsoft to move on and focus on its newer browser.
Microsoft will disable Internet Explorer in a phased approach. First, it stopped supporting Internet Explorer on January 10, 2023. This means that Internet Explorer will no longer receive security updates or bug fixes. Then, today, on February 14, 2023, Microsoft will disable Internet Explorer completely. After this date, users will no longer be able to open Internet Explorer. Instead, they will be redirected to Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft has been working to make the transition to Microsoft Edge as smooth as possible. It has released a number of tools and resources to help businesses and individuals make the switch. For example, it has released a website compatibility tool that can be used to test websites for compatibility with Microsoft Edge. It has also released a number of extensions and add-ons for Microsoft Edge that can be used to make the transition easier.
Microsoft is also working to make Microsoft Edge more compatible with legacy websites and applications. It has released a number of updates to Microsoft Edge that have improved compatibility with legacy websites. For example, it has released an update that improves compatibility with websites that use ActiveX controls.
Microsoft is confident that Microsoft Edge is ready to replace Internet Explorer. It has been working on Microsoft Edge for some time, and it is now a mature and stable browser. Microsoft is also confident that Microsoft Edge is more secure than Internet Explorer. Microsoft Edge is based on the Chromium open-source project, which is constantly being updated with security patches. Internet Explorer, on the other hand, is no longer being updated with security patches.
Microsoft is committed to making Microsoft Edge the best browser for Windows 10. It is working on a number of new features and improvements for Microsoft Edge, and it is confident that Microsoft Edge will be the best browser for Windows 10 users.