When Netscape Navigator, at the time the most widely used browser, dominated the market, the initial version of Internet Explorer was introduced in 1995.
After 27 years since its launch, Microsoft no longer provides support for the Internet Explorer
browser, according to the Associated Press. The 2015-released Microsoft Edge browser will now
be the default destination for users.
Last year, Microsoft made the decision to discontinue Internet Explorer public.
According to Sean Lyndersay, General Manager of Microsoft Edge Enterprise, in a blog post from last year, “Microsoft Edge is not only 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.”
According to AP, Netscape Navigator, the first widely used browser, dominated the market when the
initial version of Internet Explorer was released in 1995. In 2013, the manufacturer unveiled Internet
Explorer 11, the most recent iteration of the browser.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reportedly found in a Roy Morgan survey done last year that Internet Explorer had a high recognition factor.
The majority of respondents (95%) identified with Google Chrome as their preferred browser, followed by Internet Explorer (85%) and Firefox (81%) in that order. However, the poll found that only 28% of respondents utilized Internet Explorer.