“The best browser for downloading Chrome or Firefox”: A description for Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge that is admittedly formulated with a healthy dose of cynicism. But also one that could hardly be denied a true core. After all, the common usage figures of the two Microsoft browsers had only one tendency for many years: sharply downwards. No matter what minimal market share Microsoft Edge was able to gain for itself, IE lost even more at the same time. The fact that the two still played a role at all was primarily due to the pre-installation under Windows – and to many outdated corporate applications. A browser that someone chooses voluntarily, on the other hand, has not been a Microsoft product for a long time.