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    Default Microsoft Reportedly Building New Browser which May Be Released on Mac and iOS


    Although it has come a long way in the past few years, Internet explorer may be Microsoft’s most despised product. It is quite often seen as the web browser that held back web standards for several years due to how bad it was. Fortunately for those who use Windows on PCs and laptops along with Mac products using Bootcamp, a new report suggests that Microsoft could potentially be on the verge of rebranding Internet Explorer all while giving it a radical overhaul. Furthermore, it may simultaneously be releasing it on non-Windows systems such as the Mac and iOS as well.

    ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley recently reported that Microsoft is set to replace Internet Explorer with Spartan, a new browser that will be built on Microsoft’s existing JavaScript and rendering engines that will model itself after popular IE alternatives such as Chrome and Firefox. Foley claims that Microsoft will begin shipping Windows 10 devices with both Spartan and IE 11 installed. The only reason IE 11 will be included is for backwards compatibility with Spartan pushing the wave into the future.

    There hasn’t been any confirmation whether Spartan will make its way to the Mac but given Microsoft’s new strategy to open up its software to every platform capable of running it, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the browser on the Mac and the iOS platform. That being said, shipping future Windows 10 products with both IE 11 and Spartan seems a bit counterintuitive and may confuse many consumers who are less tech savvy. We’ll have to wait and see what Microsoft ends up doing.

    Source: ZDNet

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    worst browser ever.

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    Internet Exploder... The browser that's used to download other browsers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CabooseLoL View Post
    Internet Exploder... The browser that's used to download other browsers.
    Got a new laptop today.

    Checklist:
    1. Open IE.
    2. Download Chrome.

    ......beware......
    Just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!

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