Once the most-used Web browser, Internet Explorer had been on a steady downward trajectory for years. Its share of the browser market fell below the 50% threshold in 2010 and sank below 20% in October, according to browser usage tracker, StatCounter. Google’s Chrome is currently the browser leader, with a whooping 48% share of the market stated cnn.com.
This summer, Microsoft promised big, upcoming changes for Internet Explorer. Now, it appears those changes could include the once-unthinkable: Replacing Explorer with a new browser, reported cnn.com.
ZDNet.com reported this week that Microsoft would introduce a new, stripped down browser that has been codenamed “Spartan.” It would debut with Windows 10 next year, and it would function similarly to Chrome and Firefox.
The prevailing idea among tech savvy people is Internet Explorer (IE) is no longer relevant in this day and age. I seem to agree with these people. Internet Explorer is one of the first web browsers to come onto the scene way back in 1995. But now there are several different web browsers that have made life hard for the people at Microsoft and for their web browser. If I were to ask anyone about Internet Explorer, they would tell me that it is slow, clunky, not reliable, and hard to use reported wordpress.com.