Internet Explorer used to be a cutting edge browser that influenced how everyone accessed the Internet. But those times are long gone. Many people in fact hated Internet Explorer after many years of poor development, and in the meantime browsers like Firefox and Chrome began to offer better features, becoming much more popular.
Internet Explorer killed off
Internet Explorer still comes preinstalled on Windows, so it’s still technically the most popular browser in the world, but that is about to change. Microsoft is not in danger of losing its grip on the browser market, but it’s finally killing off Internet Explorer.
People started to take note when it was discovered that Microsoft was working on a new browser called “Project Spartan” for Windows 10. Details have been scarce, but the idea that there would be an alternative to Internet Explorer was enough for some people.
Excitement built as more details were revealed, and there’s even a leaked video online that shows Project Spartan in action. Now it seems that Microsoft has more faith in the next version of its browser than initially thought, as the company has confirmed that it plans to ditch Internet Explorer in favour of Spartan.
“We’re now researching what the new brand, or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10”, Microsoft marketing boss Chris Capossela told The Verge at Microsoft Convergence on Monday. “We’ll have a new browser called Project Spartan, which is codenamed Project Spartan. We have to name the thing.”
Internet explorer however will in fact live on in Windows 10, so that enterprise users are not left out, but it will gradually be phased out and replaced with whatever Project Spartan becomes known as by launch.
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