Microsoft is formally moving away from the tired old Internet Explorer, in hopes that fresh code and a fresh name can help it gain back users which are lost to Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox.
As noted, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer, Chris Capossela, said at the Microsoft’s Convergence conference that the company is trying to work out what to call the new browser it showed off in January, which has been code-named Project Spartan and will be included with the Microsoft’s future Windows 10 operating system.
“We’re now researching what the new brand or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10,” Capossela was quoted as saying.
Spartan Browser is meant to be much more modern and interoperable than the Internet Explorer, and will let users do things like interpret Web pages and use Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant to rapidly find things online by speaking the queries aloud.
Microsoft all but spelled out the change back in a blog post, following the announcement of Project Spartan’s addition in Windows 10. Jason Weber, group program manager for Internet Explorer(IE), wrote that Internet Explorer would still be exist on Windows 10 because “some enterprises have legacy web sites that use older technologies that are designed only for Internet Explorer,” implying a difference between the two.