Microsoft Should Let Internet Explorer Ride Off into the Sunset
In order for the newly announced internet browser, codenamed Project Spartan, to succeeded on Windows 10, Microsoft will need shed Internet Explorer completely. I realize Microsoft needs to walk this fine line between modern Apps and legacy software, but seriously guys, it’s 2015.
Backwards compatibility is fine, but whenever it comes at the price of progress, it’s a problem. Unless Windows 10 tucks away IE in some convoluted folder, that only some IT professional can find, average users will naturally gravitate to the old and familiar. Since even today, IE users do have an option for a third-party and arguably much better browser, they still opt to using IE.
If you allow users and developers access to outdated software, it will only slow down progress.
Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 will ship with both browsers, I only hope IE will be a needle in a hay stack. Sometimes you just have to cut the cord.