Monday, February 16, 2015

Microsoft planning to ‘kill’ Internet Explorer and launch Spartan


Microsoft has confirmed it is killing off the Internet Explorer web browser in favour of a cleaner, faster browser for the upcoming Windows 10 operating system.
The new browser, codenamed Project Spartan, will take on the likes of Google's popular Chrome browser and Mozilla's Firefox.

The Internet Explorer brand has been Microsoft's browser since 1995 - but over time it has fallen out of favour due to being slower than its rivals and prone to bugs.

"We're now researching what the new brand, or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10," Microsoft’s marketing chief Chris Capossela said at a conference yesterday.

Microsoft has already shared some of the details surrounding the new "Spartan" browser. Chiefly that it will be able to support Chrome extensions developed for Google's browser.

And, like Google's offering, it'll be stripped down for speed and will be available to use on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Microsoft isn't limiting it to Windows Phone either - it will appear on Android and iOS devices before the end of the year.

The new browser will be part of Microsoft's grand plans for Windows 10 in 2015.

Are you glad to see Internet Explorer go?





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