What a modern browser is and
why Internet Explorer is not one of them
The reason that Internet Explorer is slowly but surely
becoming obsolete is simply that web technology is developing extremely quickly
and Internet Explorer has not been developed at the same speed for a long time.
Compared to just a few years ago, modern browsers are now very complex
programmes that do much more than simply load and display web pages from the
WWW. As a result, it has become an enormous effort to keep browsers up-to-date,
competitive and secure, and to develop them even further. This means that only
very few providers can still hold their own in the competitive browser market.
These include Google, Mozilla, Microsoft and Apple - at least in the western world.
In Asia, there are a few more popular browsers. However, like Microsoft with
its latest Edge version, they mostly rely on Chromium - the open-source version
of Chrome. These include, for example, Samsung Internet, a browser that is
preinstalled on all Samsung smartphones, the browser from Baidu, the one from
UC, or the Russian Yandex browser. Niche players, such as the privacy-focused
Brave Browser, are also based on Chromium and Google's browser engine.