“Not only is Microsoft Edge a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it is also able to address a key concern: compatibility for older, legacy websites and applications,” the company released in a statement.
“Users will still see the Internet Explorer icon on their devices (such as on the taskbar or in the Start menu) but if they click to open Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge will open instead with easy access to IE mode,” Microsoft Edge Enterprise General Manager Sean Lyndersay released in a statement to USA TODAY.
As part of the redirection process, he said, users will have their data like favorites, passwords, and settings imported from IE in an effort to “make the transition to Microsoft Edge both familiar and simple.”
“End of an era,” @CSureshVarma posted on Twitter Tuesday. “Our Dear old Friend from the Good old Days of Childhood… In the Loving Memory of Our First Window to the Internet… 1995 to 2022.”
source: USA TODAY