“We’ve known for months now that Microsoft was working on a new browser currently named Project Spartan for Windows 10, but it always appeared as though the company planned to keep Internet Explorer front and center,” Kristofer Wouk reports for Fox News. “But the negative connotations with the name were just too much — Microsoft is finally giving up on IE.”
“The most recent iterations of the browser have worked well enough, yet the legacy of the monstrosity that was Internet Explorer 6 loomed large over them,” Wouk reports. “While we knew that Spartan would be included in Windows 10, it wasn’t clear if it would be the operating system’s default browser, and if it was, whether it would eventually carry the Internet Explorer name.”
Wouk reports, “It’s not quite the end of the line for IE, however. The to-be-renamed Project Spartan will be the default Windows 10 browsing experience, but Internet Explorer will be included in some versions of the OS for comparability purposes relating to enterprise software.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Ah, Internet Exploder is no more (mostly; MS carries their legacy baggage like an anchor around their collective neck).
So, what will they name their next POS?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]