Microsoft Announces the Impending Death of Internet Explorer

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  1. dgstorm

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    This isn't exactly Android news, but it is still interesting and relevant to many of you.

    Internet Explorer (IE) is the most used web browser on the planet, but that isn't because it is popular. It's only because it comes pre-installed on any Windows based machine sold. Most savvy users will quickly switch to an alternative browser like Firefox or Chrome. There is a reason for this: IE has grown to become bloated, slow and lacks many of the features and functions of the other options in the market.

    It looks like even Microsoft has realized this as they just announced their plans to dump IE in favor of their new Project Spartan browser which they are building into Windows 10. To be clear, Internet Explorer will still come included in Windows 10, but that will simply be for legacy users. Microsoft will no longer support it and plans to move forward to replace it completely with Project Spartan.

    This shows that Microsoft has a tremendous amount of faith in their new Project Spartan browser, and bodes well for the future. The only detail left out is what the final retail name of the browser will be. Here's a quote with more of the details from Microsoft marketing boss Chris Capossela while speaking at Microsoft Convergence yesterday,

    Might we suggest keeping it simple? How about sticking with "Spartan"?

    Source: TheVerge
     
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    About time. After 6 it was horrible.
     
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    Pretty sure this means that Michigan State will beat Kentucky to win the NCAA tournament!
     
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    Honestly they could probably just keep the same programming they use for Internet Explorer but change its name and icon, and it would instantly be more popular. The name just comes with a bad stigma all around from years of being garbage. From what I heard, IE got pretty good when they introduced 9, but like everyone else...I could just never bring myself to give it a chance.
     
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    Good grief I hope not. I live right in the center of BBN. I don't think i can handle that many PO'd Kentuckians driving around full of angst and rage.

    But I am pretty sure they are going all the way.
     
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    I used to love firefox but got tired of having issues here and there because something had to be removed or updated. Chrome has become the go to browser for me. Chrome has taken over. Almost hard to believe that at one time Chrome was not the go to browser for both android and home computers. Before Chrome was firefox for home pc and dolphin browser/stock android for Droid.
     
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    Yeah, I gave Firefox a shot on my phone, and used it exclusively, but have been having issues. Moved back to Chrome, and so far so good.
    On PC, Firefox was it. But when they started the Update War I got tired of it. Chrome is it.

    Oh, and as far as Spartan goes, if it doesn't support 3rd party extensions, plugins, etc, then it will not be popular with power users.
     
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    Chrome is a huge memory hog on my PC. I have 12GB of RAM in my work PC, and with all the tabs I keep open, it can easily gobble up 7-8GB of RAM. I moved back to FF for now.

    It used to be Chrome was the slimmest browser out there for the PC.
     
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    I have a mac and Safari is not even an option in my opinion. I gave it a try and it just seems sluggish compare to Chrome, but that is my observation. Others may have a different experience.
     
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    Understood. I use FF on my MacBook Air as well. I think Google took something wonderful and killed it. Now they want it running in the background all the time so you can get notifications etc. They should have left a good thing alone.
     
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    IE is the best browser for downloading other browsers.

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