Is IE on its Last Legs?

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Tidings of a new browser coming from Microsoft have some wondering whether IE is on its last legs. The sad news is that there are still so many old versions¬†(7, 8 and 9) ¬†sitting on millions of computers, and their users don’t know any better. So even if Spartan, or its children, eventually displace Internet Explorer, front-end developers will be playing patty cake with old versions for years to come.

It’s interesting that Microsoft is coming out with a brand new browser when IE11 has so many improvements and seems much less maligned than its older versions. Makes me think maybe this is just the start of a rebranding effort.

 

Further Reading:

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2863746/what-microsofts-fresh-start-browser-strategy-means.html