Windows 11 will not have Internet Explorer and Skype

A few days after the presentation of Windows 11, we continue to learn more details about the new operating system. As it turned out, Microsoft decided to get rid of everything unnecessary in Windows 11.

Internet Explorer
In Windows 11, we will finally say goodbye to the proprietary Internet Explorer browser: for the first time in 25 years (since the release of Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2.5), it will be completely excluded from the OS.

As Microsoft said, “The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will not be available on Windows 11. Microsoft Edge is the default browser for Windows 11. The MSHTML engine functions as part of the Windows 11 operating system to enable IE mode in Microsoft Edge.”

There are still people who use Internet Explorer, so they will have to stay on Windows 10. And although support for Internet Explorer will be discontinued on June 15, 2022, it will remain part of Windows 10 LTSC (Long-Term Servicing Channel).

Another outdated service, the unpopularity of which became apparent during the pandemic, was the Skype messenger. It lost to competitors like Zoom, FaceTime, Google Meet, and now even Microsoft knew it was time to stop trying to “revive” Skype. Therefore, in Windows 11 it will be excluded from the standard software package. Of course, those who wish can download the app from the Microsoft Store, and it’s absolutely free.

Recall, instead, Microsoft Teams was integrated directly into the taskbar.

If you have found a spelling error, please, notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Author: John Kessler
Graduated From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously, worked in various little-known media. Currently is an expert, editor and developer of Free News.
Function: Director
John Kessler

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors:

38 number 0.263962 time