The Death of Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

Like video killed the radio star, Web evolution killed Internet Explorer. Microsoft Marketing Chief Chris Capossela announced that the popular software company would be putting its original web browser to out to pasture.

The 20-year-old browser pioneered many innovations, including AJAX and JavaScript, which has made the Internet what it is today. However, the nostalgia of being one of the first browsers has proven more negative than positive in recent years. In a world of technology, faster and newer are usually always better, and the evolution of IE just wasn’t fast enough and the changes weren’t drastic enough to keep users interested. Currently with 22% browser market share, IE’s lack of evolution is what made way for browsers like Firefox and Chrome to take over.

Microsoft has developed a new, unnamed browser that is currently being referred to as Project Spartan, to take the spot of the default Web browser on the future releases of Windows software. IE will still exist in some versions of Windows 10, but will not be the designated browser the way it has been on previous versions of Windows. It will mainly be available for users who require legacy browser support.

Though this may not be the end of IE, this sure is the beginning of one. Many people think this has been a long time coming and we agree. Robmark Web is looking forward to what Project Spartan has in store for Web users and we are waiting to see if this will be the one-two punch that chomps into Google’s browser market share.