Spartan Arrives as IE Dies

Internet Explorer (IE) has been Microsoft’s web browser for 20 years.Now with the big competition the browser is about to bail out. It has been plagued in recent years with being over burdened and having too many security issues for users. It has in fact lost confidence with the users, who now switch to the new boys like Chrome and Firefox.

With the arrival of Windows 10, that is hitting PCs as we talk, the Internet Explorer is being buried. But what is next? Well it’s time to learn the new browser’s name which is Spartan for desktops.

Microsoft’s previous, and not much-loved browser will still be included in Windows 10, in case you need to visit sites or use web services that absolutely require it. This will probably apply mostly to enterprise users. The current Windows 10 Technical Preview doesn’t list Internet Explorer on the desktop or taskbar. It’s hidden under Windows Accessories in the Start Menu.


From The Verge

While Microsoft has dropped hints that the Internet Explorer brand is going away, the software maker has now confirmed that it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed Project Spartan. Speaking at Microsoft Convergence yesterday, Microsoft’s marketing chief Chris Capossela revealed that the company is currently working on a new name and brand. “We’re right now researching what the new brand, or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10,” said Capossela.

“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.”

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