about 10 years too late?
Just the "brand", and considering its reputation it's not a bad idea.
We’ll continue to have Internet Explorer, but we’ll also have a new browser called Project Spartan
... wait what?
Translation: They're renaming Internet Explorer.
Please don't get rid of IE,
because i have to use IE to download Chrome.
Windows should just use Chrome as its default browser
Unfortunately Microsoft would never use a Google product as their default browser.
I'm not willing to place any trust in Project Spartan until we get access to a preview build of it we can run ourselves. I don't trust Microsoft's web browsers, and feel that thinking is reasonably justified.
For me, part of it is because they "lock off" newest versions of IE to only support the newest versions Windows. This is why, for example, so many enterprise users are stuck on IE9. Microsoft would rather force IT departments to upgrade the OS (which is not an option at most enterprises) than offer an evergreen browser.
Yes, things have gotten better in recent releases but some really core features still haven't landed in IE. I'm finishing up a project that heavily utilises srcset, but even the latest IE, version 11, doesn't support it. There's others too, but I can't name 'em right now.
I want to believe they'll finally push out an evergreen browser. I want to so badly.
The worst thing about IE is that it's everywhere, and we've wasted countless hours developing around it's horrible structure.
Fortune 500's were slow to pickup Chrome, Firefox, etc and I can't wait to see what their reaction to this will be...