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Microsoft Retires Internet Explorer After 27 Years, Twitter Gets Nostalgic

Microsoft is finally pulling the plug on Internet Explorer, which has been around for 27 years and has been the world's most popular browser for more than a decade. Support for the latest version will end on Wednesday, June 15th.

Explorer was launched in 1995 as an add-on package for Windows 95, but was later released as a free download or was preinstalled in personal computers.

In 2003, it reached the peak of its popularity, occupying about 95 percent of the market, after which it experienced a gradual decline. Google released Chrome in late 2008 and Microsoft Edge released in 2015, which was the final nail in coffin for Internet Explorer.

In 2010 it stopped being the market leader and now its share is only 2 percent. Towards the end of its life, Internet Explorer was used primarily for older Internet applications, but this functionality has now shifted to Edge.

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