Internet Explorer, how far you’ve fallen. Whereas one Microsoft blindly and unrealistically decided to hedge its bets on the tainted web browser and kept pushing despite the fact that everyone hates it, now the company is driving nail after nail into its coffin. The latest nail comes from the announcement that Project Spartan, Microsoft’s new web browser, won’t utilize Internet Explorer’s browser engine in any way, not even for legacy support.
Today we’re excited to host some of our top web site partners, enterprise developers and web framework authors at the Microsoft Silicon Valley campus for a “Project Spartan” developer workshop to get an early look at Windows 10’s new default browsing experience as it rapidly approaches a public preview. This is another step in our renewed focus on reaching out and listening to the developer community we depend on, in keeping with the focus on openness and feedback-driven development that is driving initiatives like status.modern.ie and our Windows Insider Program. If you’re interested in attending a similar event to learn more about “Project Spartan,” there are some great opportunities coming up. We’ll have lots to say about Project Spartan at Build 2015 (April 29th – May 1st in San Francisco) and Microsoft Ignite (May 4th – 8th in Chicago). We’re also excited to announce an all-new Windows 10 Web Platform Summit hosted by the Project Spartan team, which will be open to the public on May 5-6, 2015 at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus. Stay tuned to the blog and @IEDevChat for more information on how to register!
One Reply to “Microsoft just drove another nail into Internet Explorer’s coffin”
I liked Internet explorer and always looked forward to the next iteration. I saw improvement in version after version, until IE11.
Internet Explorer 11 is a disaster of a web browser riddled with annoyances. It constantly stops working and reloading itself. It won’t display part or all of some pages, pages that it displayed perfectly fine an hour before. When paging through a slide presentation, it would freeze in the middle for no reason. It sometimes refused to load my home page saying it was for my own protection, forcing me to close out and restart IE. These are only some of the maddening problems associated with Internet Explorer 11, none of which were in version 10. When I want to see something denied me by IE, I load up Firefox which has none of these issues.
I really wanted to like Internet Explorer but now I want to see it gone.