It’s official: Microsoft will scrape Explorer in Windows 10

Just as media outlets had been reporting for a while, Microsoft is letting go of their Explorer brand after years and years of struggle against other navigators. This is the end of an era, and it’s rather sad to see it go the way of Netscape, but we’ll see what the company brings forth instead.


Microsoft Spartan

Microsoft is replacing Microsoft Explorer for a completely new browser from Windows 10 onwards, a browser that is, as of now, codenamed “Spartan”. Microsoft has passed on the option of renewing their browser again in order to compete with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, the dominant browsers in Windows interfaces as of now.

This is what Microsoft’s marketing chief Chris Capossela had to say at a conference yesterday

We’re now researching what the new brand, or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10. 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.

Windows 10 still features Internet Explorer (at least on its preview version) in order to ensure compatibility with older websites and online tools, but it’s unclear if it will remain there in the future. By the way, the code name “Spartan” is not definitive, but it plays straight into the Halo lore, where each one of the soldiers in the game is called a Spartan, which added to the fact that Microsoft’s voice assistant is called Cortana, it creates a beautiful synergy.

Are you ready to let go of Internet Explorer? Most people have already, years ago.

Via The Tech Portal

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