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Internet Explorer has been a blotch on the recent Microsoft timeline. Once the flagship web browser of Windows XP, the world's most used operating system, used by hundreds of millions worldwide, Microsoft decided "enough was enough".
After a long campaign of asking others to pass the message on to their friends, the software giant is desperate to get rid of the browser, superseded by three newer browsers. Plagued by security issues and vulnerabilities, Microsoft vowed to support the browsers' users until global share reaches 1 percent, but that is not expected in the next year or so.
It is believed that the browser was the reason why Google left China -- sparking a worldwide diplomatic outrage between the United States and China.