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25 Years Of Windows - Internet Explorer & Edge To Reach EOL

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On August 24, 1995, Microsoft released Windows 95, announced Jay Leno and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, which marked its 25th year anniversary this Monday. Windows 95 brought many iconic features like Start Button as well the "Start sound", Recycle Bin and Task Bar that we still use today. It was the first version of Windows in the Windows 9x family and also was the first user friendly version for the general population.

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Windows 95 was a big push for the general population to get a PC and explore the web as the web was new to many. Chief Product Officer at Microsoft, Panos Panay, tweeted the following regarding the 25th Anniversary of Windows 95 including a short video made by the Microsoft team:

25 years ago today @Microsoft released @windows 95 bringing experiences like the Start menu and Task bar to customers.



Brandon LeBlanc, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, wrote in his blog post and we quote

I was a 12-year-old aspiring Windows geek when Windows 95 came out and after it did, all my neighbors started getting their own PCs so they could get on the internet. I was obsessed with learning the in's and out's of Windows 95 and after I did, I was going to all my neighbor's houses and helping them learn how to use their PCs and browse the web.


Let's Discuss IE11 and Legacy Edge:

In more news Microsoft on 17th August announced that Microsoft 365 apps will stop supporting Internet Explorer and also announced End of Life for Edge legacy browser. It is to be noted that the chromium based Edge browser will stay around, it is the previous older versions of Legacy Edge that is meant to go to end of life.

Image credits: Microsoft

The above image is a road map for Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge (non-chromium). Microsoft announced that beginning November 30, 2020, the Microsoft Teams web app will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 and beginning August 17, 2021, the remaining Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support Internet Explorer 11. This adds one more nail in the coffin for Internet Explorer 11. This means that after the aforementioned dates users of Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) will have a degraded experience and will be unable to connect to Microsoft 365 apps and services via IE11.


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For that matter, IE11 is not entirely going away for good yet. It will still be available through Edge's Internet Explorer mode which will offer legacy support as well. For more information read Microsoft's official announcement here.


Microsoft also announced that legacy Microsoft Edge (non-chromium) will no longer receive security updates after March 9, 2021. To be honest with each other we all know that with Microsoft's chromium based version of Edge, there is no need for legacy Edge anymore.


So what do you think about IE11 and legacy Edge, do you like the new chromium based Edge browser? Do let us know down in the comments section below.

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