The End Of Internet Explorer
Yes, you read that right – Internet Explorer is officially dead. After 20 years of the browser’s miserable existence, Microsoft finally pulled the right move towards removing this useless piece of software from their arsenal.
Farewell And Good Riddance
Just ask yourself this: “Am I reading this article in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or the slow-working, paste-eating Internet Explorer?”
When you realize nobody is actually using the dreaded IE, you’ll realize what a smart move Microsoft made.
Hating aside, Microsoft’s officials actually confirmed that IE won’t be included in any operating system they come up with in the future. This doesn’t mean Internet Explorer will become unusable (which it already is), but we won’t be seeing any updates to it in the years to come.
Turning A New Leaf
Now that IE is out of the way, the question of what will replace it remains. And Microsoft already came prepared, as its Marketing Chief Chris Capossela revealed that the next browser we’ll be seeing a lot of goes by the name of Project Spartan.
Not much is known about the new browser for Windows 10. According to The Verge, it won’t be so different form IE in appearance, but it will be a major upgrade when it comes to features. It’s said to be equipped with Cortana, your personal assistant, and cross-device capabilities.
Before we dive into the new era of Microsoft’s web browsers, we’ll pay our respects to Internet Explorer. It has been both our friend and foe throughout the years, as it gave most of us that very first glimpse of internet, but also the worst lagging and overcrowded version of browsing.