IE development for new features did end back in 2016, to be replaced by Edge.
Mind you, I don’t use Edge either because it is just more of the same.
Chrome and Firefox on Windows have just left the MS browsers way behind.
Why use a Chrome wannabe when you can use the real thing?
And I wonder how long it will be before MS figures out some legal way of having Edge be the only browser that really works with all the features of Office 365.
One of the features of Internet Explorer that I liked, was its ability to create desktop shortcuts to individual websites complete with icons, which were easily identifiable, as the icons were the logo of the company’s website, and for example, in the case of a shortcut to Westpac Bank login - they had the Westpac logo as the icon for quick reference.
It is my understanding that neither MS Edge for Win10, or Firefox, which I use, do not have this ability to create dedicated company logos, as an icon incorporated in the desktop shortcut.
Blisk is a browser available for Windows 7 and later, OS X 10.9 and later that aims to provide an array of useful tools for Web development.
Brave is an open-source web browser that aims to block website trackers and remove intrusive internet advertisements.
CodeWeaversCrossOver Chromium is an unofficial bundle of a Wine derivative and Chromium Developer Build 21 for Linux and macOS, first released on 15 September 2008 by CodeWeavers as part of their CrossOver project.
Comodo Dragon is a rebranded version of Chromium for 32-bit Windows 8.1, 8, Windows 7 and Vista produced by the Comodo Group. According to the developer, it provides improved security and privacy features.
Cốc Cốc is a freeware web browser focused on the Vietnamese market, developed by Vietnamese company Cốc Cốc, based on Chromium open-source code for Windows. According to data published by StatCounter in July 2013, Cốc Cốc has passed Opera to become one of the top 5 most popular browsers in Vietnam within 2 months after its official release.
Epic Browser is a privacy-centric web browser developed by Hidden Reflex of India and based on Chromium source code.
Falkon a Qt-based GUI, using the Chromium-based QtWebEngine.
qutebrowser a Qt-based GUI with Vim-like keybindings, using the Chromium-based QtWebEngine.
Sleipnir is a Chromium derivative browser for Windows and macOS. One of its main features is linking to Web apps (Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, etc.) and smartphone apps (Google Map, etc.). It also boasts what it calls “beautiful text,” and has unique graphical tabs, among other features.
Slimjet: A Chromium-based web browser released by FlashPeak that features built-in webpage translation, PDF viewing capability and a PPAPI flash plugin, features usually missing from Chromium-based browsers currently not supported.
SRWare Iron is a freeware release of Chromium for Windows, macOS and Linux, offering both installable and portable versions. Iron disables certain configurable Chromium features that could share information with third parties and additional tracking features that Google adds to its Chrome browser.
Torch is a browser based on Chromium for Windows. It specializes in media downloading and has built-in media features, including a torrent engine, video grabber and sharing button.
Vivaldi is a browser for Windows, macOS and Linux developed by Vivaldi Technologies. Chromium-based Vivaldi aims to revive the rich features of the Presto-era Opera with its own proprietary modifications.
If you want to chase the rabbits down their burrows over original sources of open source public domain software, then you will find that almost everything borrows from other things.
The important part is what is built using those bases. Chrome, the browser, gets its roots from Chromium (same company, Google), and Mozilla, and yes, Apple.
At least Chrome and Firefox (Mozilla) stuck to WWW standards, where MS with IE did not.
Only the standalone browser interface. It will still be part of the operating system and the underlying engine. The reason for it remaining as part of the operating system is because it is used by quite a few line-of-business applications. Until all the business applications are recoded to remove IE, it will remain part of Windows.