When I read this morning that Internet Explorer was finally going away, I couldn't help but think "Ugh, finally!! That thing is like the cockroach of web browsers!" When I hear the words Internet Explorer, I feel like I am stuck in the days of AOL and dial up internet service.
This week, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will introduce a new browser, Spartan, that is newly designed, on a different software platform, and with some wickedly cool features. To me, the news does not come as a surprise, given that I don't know of a single person that still uses Internet Explorer. Everyone I know uses Firefox or Chrome. I personally use Safari, but I am a diehard Mac user.
So, you may be asking, why does the title of this blog say "Mostly" NOT? Well, IE cannot completely go away for technical reasons. Ahhhhh!!! Those pesky websites and apps that just refuse to play nicely with those other browsers.
"We recognize some enterprises have legacy websites that use older technologies designed only for Internet Explorer," said Jason Weber, Microsoft's Internet Explorer program manager, in a blog post . "For these users, Internet Explorer will also be available on Windows 10." - CNN Money
So, what does this mean for users of Windows 10? Spartan will be your main browser and you may not even notice IE installed in your computer, which is exactly how I would want it to be - INVISIBLE! As much as Microsoft wants to chase Internet Explorer with a giant can of Raid, it continues to be the nasty, pesky, bug (Ha! See what I did there?) that somehow manages to survive Asteroids and Ice Ages.