So long, Internet Explorer. The browser retires today

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Internet Explorer 11 is now incompatible with Microsoft products, as announced by the company in a blog post on Wednesday. The move comes over a year after Microsoft first announced its intention to phase out IE from products. (Source: Getty Images, KOVR via CNN Newsource)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft has officially sent Internet Explorer into retirement. As of Wednesday, Microsoft will no longer support the once-dominant browser that legions of web surfers loved to hate — and a few still claim to adore. Its launch in 1995 signaled the beginning of the end of the web’s first widely popular browser, Netscape Navigator. IE’s market share peaked in the early 2000s at over 90%. But it began to fade as users found faster, less crash-prone alternatives. Today, Google’s Chrome browser dominates with about 65% of the worldwide browser market share. IE’s heir, Microsoft Edge, lags with about about 4%.