Independent- Microsoft has finally killed Internet Explorer The browser will be finished on 17 August, 2021, the company said. In a blog post, Microsoft explained that the Microsoft Teams web app will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 – the most recent and final iteration of the browser - from November 30, 2020. The remaining Microsoft 365 apps and services will end support for the browser next year.
Another day, another relic from the Internet 1.0 days kicking the bucket. Unlike AIM, Limewire, and all the other old school programs that were actually beloved from the 90s and 00s, I don't imagine there will be any tears shed for Internet Explorer kicking the bucket at 25 years young outside of perhaps a couple of nostalgic tears as it was a lot of peoples' firsts while also being a lot of peoples' worsts because of speed issues (Obligatory #sex joke reaction).
Outside of the All Business Petes of the heartless corporations that made their employees use Internet Explorer for security purposes likely because hackers had no interest hacking a computer that was slower than me in a buffet line because of the dogshit browser the computer used, August 17th will be a momentous day as everyone else will be wishing IE to RIP In No Peace while dancing on its grave. Yes it was a necessary evil that introduced you to the dark world of the internet before you downloaded Firefox or Chrome or whatever the hot browser in the streets. But after you moved on, the only time you would cross paths with this anchor of a program was if you clicked on it by mistake before laughing off its question of if you would like to make Internet Explorer your default browser again.
Now that I think about it, this is probably as much a mercy killing for Internet Explorer as it is for the people who absolutely dread still somehow having to use it. So lets bid goodbye as the big lowercase E heads off to the motherboard in the
sky depths of hell with this know-it-all asshole and whatever other trash Bill Gates unleashed on our lives decades ago that my brain has blocked from my memory.
In the words of the Geto Boys "Die mothafuckas, die mothafuckas, still"