WTF?! Microsoft ended help for Web Explorer final week, calling time on the browser after a tremendous 27 years. It is led to many memes populating the web, and one particular person was so unhappy/relieved by the loss of life of IE that they paid over $300 for a gravestone marking its demise.
To commemorate the tip of Web Explorer on June 15, South Korean software program engineer Jung Ki-young paid 430,000 received ($330) designing and ordering a gravestone bearing the well-known ‘e’ brand, the dates it existed, and the becoming epitaph “He was a very good software to obtain different browsers.” The phrase will probably be acquainted to followers of Rick and Morty memes.
Jung informed Reuters that he had blended emotions towards the browser that performed such an enormous half in his working life. “It was a ache within the ass, however I might name it a love-hate relationship as a result of Explorer itself as soon as dominated an period,” he stated.
Jung defined that it took him longer to make sure his web sites and apps had been appropriate with Explorer than with different browsers. However clients saved asking him if their websites seemed good on Microsoft’s software program, which was used extensively amongst South Korean companies for years.
The gravestone went on show on the rooftop of a café run by Jung’s brother within the southern metropolis of Gyeongju.
Not solely is Web Explorer not supported on sure variations of Home windows 10, however Microsoft can even push out an replace that removes it from Win 10 gadgets altogether, redirecting customers to Edge in the event that they attempt to entry the app. That is dangerous information for the close to 50% of companies that also use the browser.
IE will reside on by way of Web Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge till 2029, or January 2023 for those who’re nonetheless on Home windows 8.1 or Home windows 7’s Prolonged Safety Updates.