no longer part of the OS?
Microsoft claimed IE was part of the OS.
But, of course, the technology advances at a different pace. Development is on a different pace. And Microsoft just lied when it claimed that IE was part of the OS.
Fraud is lying to get your money.
Microsoft uses fraud whenever it can to fool customers and get their money.
IE is an application and it has always been an application. Microsoft just lies about it. I guess they are kind of stupid.