11 comments

  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 4 years ago

    about 10 years too late?

    7 points
  • Nicholas BurroughsNicholas Burroughs, over 4 years ago

    Just the "brand", and considering its reputation it's not a bad idea.

    3 points
  • Nathan NNathan N, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    I think I've seen this before, hold on a minute...

    2 points
  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 4 years ago

    We’ll continue to have Internet Explorer, but we’ll also have a new browser called Project Spartan

    ... wait what?

    2 points
  • Nick HileyNick Hiley, over 4 years ago

    Windows should just use Chrome as its default browser

    1 point
  • Ray YipRay Yip, over 4 years ago

    Please don't get rid of IE,

    because i have to use IE to download Chrome.

    1 point
  • Ed AdamsEd Adams, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    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.

    1 point
  • Connor Tomas O'BrienConnor Tomas O'Brien, over 4 years ago

    Translation: They're renaming Internet Explorer.

    1 point
  • Daniel FisherDaniel Fisher, over 4 years ago

    HUZZAH!

    0 points
  • Eric CozartEric Cozart, over 4 years ago

    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...

    0 points