Internet Explorer has long been the court jester in the world of internet browsers, though it has made great strides in the last few years. Still, Microsoft is planning an even bigger overhaul for its beloved and infamous browser – it is alleged that Windows 10 will use a new light-weight browser that will truly bring mobile and desktop compatibility to the table. Codenamed “Spartan”, the new browser is not merely a cut-down version of IE, but will be closer in look and feel to other popular browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, including the ability to install extensions.
In this way, it appears that Microsoft will stop supporting the IE line as we know it, with its lineage ending with IE 11 – while IE 11 is allegedly going to be included with Windows 10, it will be served up along side “Spartan” as an option to maintain backwards compatibility. A demo of “Spartan” still seems some time away, though it’s a possibility that Microsoft might have something to show off on January 21st when it reveals more Windows 10 goodies. Whenever they do drop some news, we’ll be ready.
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