Click-click! Microsoft officially kills Internet Explorer brand
Microsoft's marketing chief confirmed at the company's ‘Convergence’ conference in Atlanta on Monday that Internet Explorer, the major old web browser brand, will only be used in enterprise compatibility with the new Windows 10, which will be offering a new way of browsing the internet, The Verge reported.
“We’ll continue to have Internet Explorer, but we’ll also have a new browser called Project Spartan. We have to name the thing,” Chris Capossela said.
The project is likely to have a final name with the word “Microsoft” in it, because market research on Google Chrome users showed that people find it appealing. It is expected to be introduced alongside with Windows 10 at the end of this year.
Internet Explorer has had a long history, doomed by a negative image, mocked by thousands of people on social media, as it failed to compete with rival Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers.
— Orlando Jones (@OGOrlandoJones) March 11, 2015
Come on internet explorer pic.twitter.com/yt07j6QbTi
— iceberg (@salahshihata) March 8, 2015
If Internet Explorer is brave enough to ask you to be your default browser, you're brave enough to ask that girl out pic.twitter.com/tCzXHj4N4Z
— Mario Fusco (@mariofusco) March 4, 2015
Sometime, You May Feel Like Internet Explorer! pic.twitter.com/cyRRaE6yF0
— GAPAGAP (@gapagapdotcom) February 19, 2015