Windows 10 Coming From Microsoft With New Browser -- Is It The End Of Internet Explorer?

Danny Cox

Microsoft may finally get rid of the much-maligned Internet Explorer and bring in a new web browser as they introduce Windows 10. It is believed that the the new browser, code named "Spartan," will look and feel more like that of Firefox and Google Chrome.

ZDNet reported that Microsoft is building an entirely new browser and not just redoing Internet Explorer to make Spartan. This will not be Internet Explorer 12 coming to your home and work computers.

Obviously, the world is rather happy and sarcastic in their appreciation of the loss of IE.

— 百本大根トム (@tomflack) December 30, 2014

"Spartan" will be considered a "lightweight" browser, and is actually going to be made available on both the desktop and mobile devices in Windows 10.

On January 21, Microsoft is set to reveal a large number of the new features in Windows 10 and it is expected that is when "Spartan" will debut and the pushing out of Internet Explorer happens.

As for the actual release of Windows 10? That won't happen until the fall of 2015, so it's still possible that Microsoft still doesn't reveal a whole lot of information next month.

Internet Explorer has brought forth complaints and criticism for years.

— SEMrush (@semrush) December 29, 2014

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