Microsoft is putting the final nail in the coffin of Internet Explorer, with the legacy web browser set to retire for good tomorrow

Microsoft is putting the final nail in the coffin of Internet Explorer, with the legacy web browser set to retire for good tomorrow. 

The tech giant has gradually shifted away from the ageing software after 27 years on the scene, starting afresh with the new Edge browser in 2015 to coincide with the launch of Windows 10.

Support for the final version, Internet Explorer 11, has been maintained, even though most people have already moved elsewhere.

By ending support, this means important security updates and bug fixes will no longer be rolled out.

According to Statcounter, just 0.45 per cent of internet users still use the Internet Explorer browser. 

Microsoft is putting the final nail in the coffin of Internet Explorer, revealing that the legacy web browser will retire for good tomorrow

Microsoft is putting the final nail in the coffin of Internet Explorer, revealing that the legacy web browser will retire for good tomorrow 

The tech giant has gradually shifted away from the ageing software after 27 years on the scene, starting afresh with the new Edge browser in 2015 to coincide with the launch of Windows 10. Bill Gates is pictured at the launch of Internet Explorer back in 1995

The tech giant has gradually shifted away from the ageing software after 27 years on the scene, Office 365 starting afresh with the new Edge browser in 2015 to coincide with the launch of Windows 10.Bill Gates is pictured at the launch of Internet Explorer back in 1995

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