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Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend: Internet Explorer

By Published on January 20th, 2015 No Comments


Internet Explorer’s days are numbered. To some that’s a music to their ears and to others it’s a reminder that we’re getting old and just like everything else in life, everything comes to an end.

Microsoft is set to announce a number of new software updates and features at tomorrow’s BIG Windows 10 event. One of which is most likely the reveal of their new internet browser, code-named Spartan. It won’t initially replace IE, but run alongside it for backwards compatibility. But in time, IE will surely be put to pasture.

I would say I’m in the camp of “good riddance” given the many headaches IE has given me as a web developer. But alas, it’s bittersweet. It was the de facto browser for me and so many others in early to mid 2000s.

IE was fast, reliable and even worked on Macs. It laid the groundwork for browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and coming soon Spartan from Microsoft.


For the tech savvy folks, this is largely a superficial change, considering the new upcoming Spartan browser is running on the very same layout engine, Trident, as its much older sibling. But for the rest of the world, it’s a chance for Microsoft to win back folks to their internet browsing camp.

Stay tuned for more Windows 10 announcements tomorrow.

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