Internet Explorer won't expire until mid-2022, but Microsoft seems to be behind it by now.

Microsoft has just announced that support for Internet Explorer 11 will end in 2022, but it seems they are already interested in dropping it and moving on. The latest update for Windows 10 Insider Builds ships without Internet Explorer. This shows that Microsoft wants to jump to its Edge browser sooner rather than later.

Microsoft Early End for Internet Explorer

Recently, Microsoft finally changed its old browser and declared support for Internet Explorer to end in 2022.

Given the good performance of the new Microsoft Edge, this was an understandable move. Although the tech giant is giving everyone a year to disable Internet Explorer, it appears to be speeding things up by removing it from Windows in a new update.

If you take a look at Windows blogs, you can see Microsoft's reasons for removing Internet Explorer from Preview Build 21387:

The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application is no longer available as of this Insider Preview build.

Of course, this update is not just about shutting down Internet Explorer. Also, some nasty bugs have been fixed, e.g. For example, changing the PIN which sometimes fails, the Explorer process which crashes when using touchpad gestures, and the Times New Roman decision to display it when it is not needed.

A hasty exit for Internet Explorer

While Internet Explorer 11 is expected to lose support in mid-2022, Microsoft no longer seems interested in keeping it any longer. The old browser has been torn out of the new preview build, and it doesn't take long for it to hit the main branch of Windows 10.

With Microsoft finally going under Internet Explorer, it is also preparing to make Microsoft Edge a major competitor in the browser market. Recently, technology company Redmond announced that it was adding some useful security tools to the browser, such as: B. HTTPS for all websites.

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