18 March Internet Explorer Is Finally Being Killed After Years Of Merciless Mockery March 18, 2015 By Rob Frierson General 0 Remember Internet Explorer (IE), the browser that used to rule the web? Microsoft is killing the brand and moving on with a new browser codenamed “Project Spartan”. View this image › imgur.com 2. It used to have a 80% market share in the US – but after the emergence of other, faster, more modern browsers, it became the subject of relentless internet mockery. IE will still exist in some versions of Windows 10, but that’s about it. 3. A whole generation came to know IE by clicking on it accidentally. And when you did, it wanted only one thing. View this image › imgur.com 4. There was always the real risk that this could bring your PC to a grinding halt. View this image › imgur.com 5. IE offered quite a good way of filtering people into two camps: people who still used it and the rest of humanity. View this image › imgur.com 6. But then Firefox came along and it was all fancy and customizable. View this image › imgur.com 7. And then it was a straight fight between Firefox and Chrome, with IE sat idly in the corner. View this image › imgur.com 8. At this point IE’s only practical use was to spell out “PENIS” using desktop shortcuts. View this image › imgur.com 9. It had become a pariah of the world’s desktops. View this image › i.imgur.com 10. Something to be feared. View this image › imgur.com 11. In the last five years, IE’s main use has been to download other browsers. As Urban Dictionary puts it: View this image › urbandictionary.com 12. Like this. View this image › imgur.com 13. Even porn sites were taking the mickey. View this image › imgur.com 14. IE just didn’t fit into this new world. View this image › imgur.com 15. Once mighty, it had become a figure of fun. View this image › imgur.com 16. Still, some people have insisted on using IE to the bitter end and STILL use it to this day. View this image › imgur.com 17. There are IE fans out there and they are not ashamed. instagram.com View this image › memegenerator.net 19. Maybe there’s something powerful we can learn from IE’s dogged determination. View this image › imgur.com 20. Pity the web developers had to use IE to make sure that their sites worked on it. View this image › tinypic.com And the office workers whose companies wouldn’t let them use anything else. 21. A lot of people’s parents doggedly stuck to IE, much to their children’s disbelief. View this image › imgur.com 22. Presumably Microsoft’s decision would have happened sooner, but as we all know, IE takes years to shut down. Related Google accidentally leaked hundreds of thousands of customers' personal details — and didn't notice for 2 years Google accidentally leaked hundreds of thousands of customers' personal details — and didn't notice for 2 years Integrating technology and curriculum Integrating technology and curriculum What The New E-Rate Funding Can Do For Your District What the $1.5 billion increase in E-rate's annual funding approved by the Federal Communications Commission means for your school. How NOT to install Adobe Flash Player How NOT to install Adobe Flash Player Meet the Team Jamie Bramlett Sales & Services Team Leader 10+ years’ experience 1.888.242.2685 | ext. 10 email@example.com New photo and image editor for your sites New photo and image editor for your sites Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.