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Microsoft to retire Internet Explorer

submitted on March 17, 2015 by onkarkulkarni in "Member's Lounge"
Microsoft is supposedly testing it's new browser codenamed "Project Spartan" as a successor to it's current Internet Explorer which has been in existence since two decades. The new browser is been currently tested on Windows 10 machines and is in the development phase.

We're now researching what the new brand, or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10," said Microsoft marketing chief Chris Capossela at this year's Convergence conference, as quoted in The Verge. "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."

The successor will be available as a universal app, in a new move for Microsoft that will deliver the browser to Windows 10 and Windows 10 for phones. Users can download updates directly from the Windows Store and access new features without a full OS update. Project Spartan will also contain extension support and Cortana, the voice-activated "personal assistant" that has been touted as a key browser feature.

Microsoft is conducting extensive market research in an effort to settle on a final name. So far, data indicates that a title starting with the word "Microsoft" has far more appeal than a name that starts with "Windows," according to a survey group of Chrome users based in the UK. "Internet Explorer" was the least popular choice.

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This Poll is Closed

1. Which Browser do you use?
  • Internet Explorer
  • 0%
  • Google Chrome
  • 45%
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • 36%
  • Opera
  • 0%
  • Safari
  • 9%
  • Other
  • 0%
    Total: 11 votes


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      Posted by CouponNut on March 17, 2015
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      This will certainly make older computers obsolete that cannot handle the faster speeds and color graphics.
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      Posted by onkarkulkarni on March 17, 2015
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      Wow, amazed to see nobody uses IE so far by the poll! Is it already obsolete? Smile
      • mdshopper1
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        Posted by mdshopper1 on March 17, 2015
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        firefox is generally a lot faster for me and more efficient. rarely have problems when i use firefox. second would be IE. RARELY use chrome.
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      Posted by laaya on March 18, 2015 [reply] 0 0
      They themselves confirmed long back saying IE is having security issues.

      Let's see how the corporate offices take this.

      IE is only version that recommend by default in most office
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      Posted by 2kidsnuts on March 18, 2015
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      Already have enough problems on IE.

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