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.
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Another outdated service, the unpopularity of which became apparent during the pandemic, was the Skype messenger.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.