Microsoft has killed Internet Explorer, and its new browser will be Microsoft Edge.The browser, formally known as Project Spartan after the protagonist of Microsoft’s Halo game series, is completely new according to the company.
Edge is meant to give Microsoft a clean break from the negative connotations attached to the Internet Explorer brand by millions of people forced to use old, decrepit versions on work computers.Although for some business customers, Internet Explorer isn't totally dead. It will live on for many of Microsoft’s customers as the centerpiece of much software as a services packages, often required by administrative applications and point of sale.
For the consumer, however, Microsoft wants to re-brand around a faster, leaner and more advanced new browser platform. It will be the default browser for all Windows 10 devices, including computers, tablets and smartphones, and will feature integration with Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant similar to Google’s Now and Apple’s Siri.
Almost nobody feels sorry for Internet Explorer and everyone is happy for a grand Google chrome-like browser coming with windows.
Internet Explorer is not dead. (yet)
A Blog Post by the company:
We recognize some enterprises have legacy web sites that use older technologies designed only for Internet Explorer, such as custom ActiveX controls and Browser Helper Objects. For these users, Internet Explorer will also be available on Windows 10. Internet Explorer will use the same dual rendering engines as Spartan, ensuring web developers can consistently target the latest web standards.
After this, we can hardly assume that Internet Explorer is extinct. The browser will live on, but on a descent path to the leftover heap of formerly industry-leading software applications.
The browser is actually dead but in a way alive.