Microsoft to axe Internet Explorer

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  1. longknife

    longknife New Member

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    It's kind of funny how determined they seem to be to use Halo names now, what with Spartan and Cortana coming to Windows. IE was one of those cases where Microsoft bought software already written (NCSA Mosaic, apparently) and then proceeded to rebrand it, and eventually ruin it.. For some reason they just can't seem to write good software. I don't know what it is about that company, but they seem to excel far more at cut-throat business tactics than at producing superior products.

    I wonder what Spartan is based on, if anything? Maybe they decided to do their own Webkit-based browser like Apple did with Safari.
     
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    It's still based on their IE Trident engine, but with the old code trimmed out. In other words, imagine IE11 without all the backwards compatibility and hacky crap they've thrown in over the years. In theory, it should be better, but it will essentially still be IE, just with a nicer and more modern interface.

    I'll still be using Firefox and Chrome. :)
     
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    Interesting, I'm a chrome guy myself.
     
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    I use Chrome for my Chromecast dongle, the poor man's version of Roku. It streams Netflix from my laptop to my TV with no fidelity issues so far.

    One issue I have with Chrome is the amount of RAM it uses. I prefer Firefox for normal internet use outside of streaming on Chromecast. I am not surprised Microsoft is dumping IE, I don't know too many that use it regularly.
     
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    No, it isn't. Still, they could have elected to call the new version of the browser IE12. It is a new browser, using the Edge engine, but the name change is merely a name change, when all is said and done.
     
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    EdgeHTML is a fork of Trident. I have no doubt it will be better with all the interop fixes they're making, but it's the same code base.
     

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