It’s hard to believe that after 20 years, Microsoft is finally retiring its flagship browser, Internet Explorer. First bundled with Microsoft Windows in 1995, Internet Explorer has been the subject of much debate over the past two decades. At the peak of its popularity, it had 95% of the market share! So why would Microsoft pull one of its most well-known products?
Starting with the upcoming Windows 10, Microsoft Edge will become the new default browser for Microsoft’s operating system. Edge will offer improvements such as speed, compatibility, and increased security. Additionally, it will have integrated voice control (via Microsoft’s Cortana assistant) and search functionality. This means that you can speak your search query instead of typing it, similar to what smartphones currently offer. Think Siri for your desktop browser!
Time will tell how successful Edge will be; but for now, it’s clear that Edge will be one of the most anticipated products of the year.