Microsoft Says Goodbye to Internet Explorer After More Than 25 Years

Microsoft Says Goodbye to Internet Explorer After More Than 25 Years

- Microsoft has announced that it is retiring Internet Explorer 25 years after it was created

- In a blog post on their website, they announced that a new browser they will be launching called Microsoft Edge

- Internet Explorer has for a long time been abandoned by people who prefer android's Google and iPhone's Safari

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After 25 long years, Internet Explorer is no more. Taking to their website, Microsoft announced that will be doing away with the old web browser to make way for what they describe as a faster and more secure browser - Microsoft Edge.

"Not only is Microsoft Edge 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," Microsoft said.

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Microsoft Says Goodbye to Internet Explorer After More Than 25 Years
Internet Explorer is no more. Image: Microsoft
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Meanwhile, social media users had this to say about the change:

@Xeahnotto said:

"The new Microsoft Edge is chromium-based so basically it's a Google Chrome with another skin."

@Mbulelo_Ndlovu6 said:

"Lmao but it's arguably the best internet browser right now?"

@Sibongakonkhe88 said:

"That browser has never let me down, I am partly who I am today because of that browser."

In other Briefly News business reports, Chinese products are being pulled out of Amazon stores by the e-commerce company. Jeff Bezos' company seem to be waging a war of sorts against selected Chinese companies taking advantage of buyers.

Merchants from the Asian country account for large percentage of sellers on Amazon, especially new sellers, which is estimated at 75% in January 2021, up from 45% last year.

Some of these merchants are said to spend big on fake product reviews, which the tech giant takes seriously and uses to determine the longevity of a merchant in its online marketplace.

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