Once the go-to web browser, clunky ol’ Internet Explorer hasn’t been relevant since the early 2000s, and now its dead at the age of 19.
Chorome and Firebox gave it beating so bad that the writing was on the wall for years. According to The Verge, Microsoft has officially killed its once dominant browser for good, and we don’t think anyone will shed a tear.
But just because Internet Explorer will no longer be around doesn’t mean the tech giant has given up on the browser war. A replacement is in the works and is reportedly codenamed ‘Project Spartan’.
Microsoft’s marketing chief Chris Capossella had the following to say:
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, which is codenamed Project Spartan. We have to name the thing.
While there is no guarantee that Microsoft’s new browser will be better than Chrome or Firefox, there is little doubt it will be better than the slowass, poorly-engineered Internet Explorer.