For Millenials and the older generation, Internet Explorer was the go-to browser in the late 90s and early 2000s. At that time, it used to be great which is why it dominated 95% of the browser market. But then due to no serious updates and more efficient browser launching, the consumers began to shift. Now, it is only at 5%. Currently, Google Chrome is at the top with a 69% browser market share. All this time, Microsoft was dragging Explorer along but now it has finally decided to let it go.
Internet Explorer signing off
The news came forward that by June 2022, Internet Explorer will officially retire. While the news shouldn’t have mattered to many considering not many use it, people jumped onto the bandwagon, sharing memes.
Memes about this particular browser’s experience were definitely hilarious and a lot of people loved them as they could relate. But it also triggered nostalgia for a time when the internet had recently become part of their everyday lives.
Let’s look at them, shall we?
People took the browser being officially let go by Microsoft as its death. With death comes the grim reaper but what is he to do if ‘Internet Explorer is not responding’.
Internet explorer about to die? NOT SO FAST. pic.twitter.com/VG6w12LeWp
— Maurício Linhares (@mauriciojr) May 20, 2021
It does take ages for Internet Explorer to respond even if it means the topic is long gone.
bring back internet explorer memes they r so funny pic.twitter.com/HpWFTJmbWl
— herobrine 📺 (@talIyhall) May 20, 2021
Acha chalta hun song fits any and everything that is bidding farewell. And explorer that had been a part of our lives for so long, even if not as a browser but as a funny meme, using this farewell song makes sense.
Microsoft is all set to pull the plug on its aging web browser Internet Explorer after more than 25 years.😢 pic.twitter.com/QClwJbuhTA
— BurnerBits (@burner_bits) May 20, 2021
But now, how will we download Chrome if not by internet explorer?
Hearing Internet Explorer will be retired officially in 2022
— TRAFON(s Backup Account) (@RiseFallNickBck) May 20, 2021
This is the best joke as of yet. If you are not Internet Explorer, you will get it in one go.
All internet explorer users are reportedly extremely upset at the news. The BBC interviewed both of them at their homes in Cambodia.
— Tim M. Sigmend (@TimmySigmend) May 20, 2021
But it’s over.
Hearing that Microsoft is retiring Internet Explorer pic.twitter.com/8EGm0qc388
— Andrew Schmelyun (@aschmelyun) May 20, 2021
Sometimes I don't think I'm tech savvy, then I watch an adult launch internet explorer and I get to save the day pic.twitter.com/L934OUap84
— ✨Festival🎉 (@aLiteralTree) May 20, 2021
It will definitely be missed.
Microsoft is retiring Internet Explorer in 2022.
RIP to all the jokes and memes about the browser.
I'll miss ya. pic.twitter.com/YguR8UVxkT
— Alex Virden (@alex_virden) May 20, 2021
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