I don`t always use Internet Explorer, but when I do, it`s to download a different browser. I accidentally clicked on IE so now I have to wait for it to load so I can close it again. IE developers made it bad on purpose so other developers could find work.
You`ve probably heard these jokes before.
Microsoft`s web browser, the Internet Explorer, has long been the victim of continuous sarcasm all over the internet. The web browser has been mocked for being slow and not showing the proper results to the users. But now, it seems that the developers at Microsoft are planning to change the way that we looked upon their web browser.
Microsoft announced this week that they are going to boot Internet Explorer. More specifically, they are getting rid of the brand. Microsoft said there will be a web browser on Windows 10, but that it will have a different name.
Chris Capossela, the company`s chief marketing officer stated on Monday that the Internet Explorer brand will not vanish completely, but that it is starting to be more and more done away with, during a conference in Atlanta, called Microsoft Convergence.
But who is going to take Internet Explorer`s place? This has not yet been clarified.
“We’re now researching what the new brand, or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10. We’ll continue to have Internet Explorer, but we’ll also have a new browser called Project Spartan, which is codenamed Project Spartan. We have to name the thing,”
said Microsoft`s Chris Capossela.
So it seems that Internet Explorer will still be integrated in some versions of Windows 10. Also, its features will be available in the OS that is expected to come out later in 2015. But the technologies characteristic to IE will be hidden, to make room for the new Project Spartan.
Jacob Rossi, Microsoft senior program manager, reckons that Project Spartan will be the browser that most people will use after the release of Windows 10, according to an interview in January, with the Smashign Magazine.
However, Rossi added that Internet Explorer will still be available on Windows 10 “for some enterprise Web applications that require a higher degree of backward compatibility,”.
Project Spartan is an OS that can work on tablets, personal computers and smartphones, but, Microsoft says, it was designed especially for the “mobile experience”. Spartan will also feature Cortana, the intelligent personal assistant.
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