Microsoft shelved its historic Internet Explorer browser in 2015, replacing it with the first Microsoft Edge. Now six years later this latest browser, now known as Edge Legacy, will go down in history in favor of his heir, the new Chromium-based Edge.
Microsoft already announced last summer that Edge Legacy (the browser that Windows 10 comes pre-installed by default) would stop receiving support on March 9 of this year. Now we know what you plan to do with those teams that keep using it after that date.
We’ll say goodbye to old Edge whether we want to or not
According to one of their corporate blogs, the Redmond plan is to eliminate Edge Legacy from our teams through Windows 10 installation will be released on April 13, and install the new Edge.
So if by the time we come to this point, we continue to use the old Edge, after the update we will see how its icons are automatically replaced by those of its successor. From Microsoft, however, they recommend not waiting until then and first change one browser for the other.
Microsoft won’t miss Edge Legacy
Edge Legacy was based at the time on an evolution of the same technologies on which the historical Internet Explorer had been based, while the company’s new browser shares code with rivals like Google Chrome or Brave Browser.
This has undoubtedly been a change that has been good for Edge and Microsoft, as it has allowed them to gain market share and get the position of the second most used browser, to the detriment of Mozilla Firefox.
Curiously, the aging Internet Explorer 11 will die after its successorAs the company explained in August, it will not stop receiving security updates until August 2021.
Via | Microsoft