RIP Internet Explorer
AP- Internet Explorer is finally headed out to pasture. As of Wednesday, Microsoft will no longer support the once-dominant browser that legions of web surfers loved to hate — and a few still claim to adore. The 27-year-old application now joins BlackBerry phones, dial-up modems and Palm Pilots in the dustbin of tech history.
IE’s demise was not a surprise. A year ago, Microsoft said that it was putting an end to Internet Explorer on June 15, 2022, pushing users to its Edge browser, which was launched in 2015.
Blogger's Note: This blog originally was published in 2020 when news that MS Office would no longer support Internet Explorer hit the interwebs and everyone danced on its soon to be dug grave. Well today Microsoft is throwing the last bit of dirt so let's rock!
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, June 15th 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" and best of luck to the sad souls that have to use whatever this Edge browser is that I have literally not heard of until today.