Computer users have known the browser Internet Explorer for many, many years.
But it’s still a little sad, for nostalgia reasons, to see that Microsoft won’t be using Internet Explorer and will instead be using an entirely new type of internet browser for Windows 10 when that comes out sometime in the summer.
The new name for this upcoming browser hasn’t been figured out yet, so for the meanwhile it’s being called Project Spartan.
The news was revealed at the Microsoft Convergence on Monday when Microsoft’s marketing chief Chris Capossela said the following:
“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 called Project Spartan, which is codenamed Project Spartan. We have to name the thing.”
While Internet Explorer will still exist mainly for business companies’ purposes, the unnamed Project Spartan browser will be the main way for Windows 10 users to surf online.
While IE at one point boasted being the main browser for 80 percent of human browsers that number has decreased to 20 percent these days.
Microsoft has hinted that the name for its next browser will most likely feature the Microsoft name in its title.
So say goodbye to Internet Explorer which debuted twenty years ago in 1995! We knew ye really well, and we’ll definitely miss seeing that giant blue E around the way.
We’ll always have our memories though!!!