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blakespot 
Microsoft Sunsets Amiga’s Killer App: Internet Explorer
Posted on 17-Jun-2022 3:40:37
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It’s been nearly 27 years but, as life teaches us, all good things must come to an end. On June 15th, Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer on all desktop systems, including its launch platform, the Commodore Amiga.

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Or, so it would seem.

Microsoft tweeted the news yesterday from its official @MicrosoftEdge account. In the poignant tweet, the Redmond software giant bade farewell to its venerable web browser, stating with some sadness, “Now, it’s time to surf the big web in the sky,” while marking the woeful moment with an animated image of IE’s orbited-“e” logo, centered on a glowing blue screen which fades out to darkness on an Amiga 1000 computer.


https://bytecellar.com/2022/06/16/microsoft-sunsets-amigas-killer-app-internet-explorer/

#facepalm



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Re: Microsoft Sunsets Amiga’s Killer App: Internet Explorer
Posted on 17-Jun-2022 6:06:11
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@blakespot

that’s because they were dreaming they actually came out with the best looking kick ass computer of that time

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They knew what they were doing

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Posted on 18-Jun-2022 4:30:45
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It's nice this old crapware software is finally retired. It seemed like it was around for hundreds of years already.

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This graphic of the A1000 with IE on it is insane! Is it an in-joke from Micro$oft or simply the result of millennials in their social media team not understanding their own history or that of microcomputers in general!

Long live the classic trinity of AWeb, IBrowse and Voyager!

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.... the ultimate irony is that IE is dead but the Amiga lives on!

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This graphic of the A1000 with IE on it is insane! Is it an in-joke from Micro$oft or simply the result of millennials in their social media team not understanding their own history or that of microcomputers in general!


I am certain that the answer is the latter.



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Posted on 19-Jun-2022 15:01:34
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including its launch platform, the Commodore Amiga.


IE was NOT launched on Amiga, but IE was based on mosaic web browser, mosaic web browser (1993).
now if they had picked the A1200/A4000 we might run IE on Shapeshifter to run MacOS7.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer_version_history#Microsoft_Internet_Explorer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyglass,_Inc.


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