Internet Explorer is officially dead infographic
Graphic charts the market share of the most popular internet browsers from 2009 to 2022.


The once-dominant “Internet Explorer” is officially dead

By Ninian Carter

June 16, 2022 - Support for the flagging Internet Explorer browser has been officially ended by Microsoft, signalling the demise of the once-dominant platform.

On June 15, Microsoft officially ended support for the once-mighty, 27-year-old, Internet Explorer web browser.

The demise of IE will come as no real surprise to most PC users, given that it has been superseded by a newer Microsoft browser called Edge, which launched in 2015.

To be honest, neither of them are very popular these days – as of May 2022, IE has a market share of just 0.64%, while Edge doesn’t fare much better with a 3.99% share.

IE was once the most dominant browsing platform, with an estimated peak market share in the early 2000s of over 90% – thanks to being contentiously bundled in with the Windows PC operating system.

However, today’s market is very much different to that found when IE launched in 1995. Then Netscape Navigator ruled the browsing world until IE dethroned it. Now Google’s Chrome is the most successful browsing tool, with a 64.95% market share, followed by Apple’s Safari on 19.01%.

The future of Mozilla’s once popular Firefox looks questionable as it flounders with a dwindling share of just 3.26%.

PUBLISHED: 16/06/2022; STORY: Graphic News