Windows 10 might be the beginning of the end for Internet Explorer

Microsoft will launch Windows 10 next year, probably in late summer / early fall. The new iteration of the OS will work on many devices, from smartphones to tablets and PCs, representing a big step forward compared to Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 - that’s why Microsoft decided to name it Windows 10, eluding the Windows 9 moniker altogether. 

According to ZDNet, one of the major changes that Windows 10 will bring is a brand new browser.

Currently codenamed Spartan, the browser will still rely on Microsoft's Chakra JavaScript engine and the Trident rendering engine (used by Internet Explorer 11). Even so, ZDNet’s sources have it that this is definitely not Internet Explorer 12, but a new and “lightweight” browser that will be available on desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones. Spartan could resemble Chrome and Firefox more than Internet Explorer as we know it.

Despite the arrival of the new browser, it’s said that Internet Explorer will still ship with Windows 10 (backward compatibility reasons being quoted), so this is not yet the death of IE - though we assume that it is the beginning of the end.

Microsoft will reveal new details about Windows 10 in January (next month), so maybe we’re going to find out more about Spartan then.

P.S: The image above presents a well-known, humorous take on the fact that Internet Explorer is generally viewed as being slower than its competitors.

source: ZDNet via The Verge



1. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

Funny image ! Browser !

2. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

actually this joke is getting a little old , right now Internet explorer is one of the fastest browsers out there , search for articles about it if you want , yes it has its problems but you should stop with the "trending ideas" and search for the facts and truth

7. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Couldn't agree more....

9. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

nadda i beg to differ.

18. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

You can beg, but you can't have; IE is much faster than Chrome on my pc. Actually, I used to root for Opera, but about two years ago they nerfed it completely, and now I find IE does the job much better than it used to...

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You can diffa all you want, doesn't make it fact. IE is the fastest browser and the most reliable.

32. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Search for facts and truth. Here's a big one. Internet Explorer is the least compliant HTML 5 browser on the market. That's a complete fact and the truth.

16. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

You can agree all you want but with the bad reputation IE has now it can't recover as easily as a new browser could. This should be the end of IE and hopefully, it teaches MS how to be more agile on the web instead of just being stagnant for decades and sitting on their laurels (or was that patents?).

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The rep is giving y these loser article writers who still must be using IE 6. I do agree that earlier versions of IE were far worse than now, but I still have yet to find anything remotely better. Based on my usage and I have been using IE since Windows 95 and IE 4.0, IE7 and IE8 were the complete worse ones. But the biggest problem wasn;t the browser, it the pricks who code webpages to make IE not work properly. Any page that is coded for IE properly, never have problems...EVER! I know because I have and still code plenty of legacy pages for my company for Internal usage. These devs who hate Microsoft's dominance of the OS market try to make IE and Windows look bad by coding pages terrible. I know because I have checked the coding on many pages I visit which fail miserably with IE. These are done on purpose. I am not saying IE is perfect, and doesn;t have flaws. It does. But it is cerainly not the worse browser and the constant baggering of stuff you don't like doesn't. Don't like IE, don'tuse it. But dogging IE like it still version 5.5 or something is simply ridiculous.

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Cont'd As long as businesses require backwards compatibility with internal webpages, IE will dminate because FF and Chrome support would require most of these to be totally rewriiten. I've tried and FireFox for example, doesn't render sveral unique coding features and capabilities that even today's IE is capable of. IE is bad at simply things like full HTML5 support. However, it does do many of the HTML5 things better than some broswer which claim to have better support. Example, Chrome and FF get better score of HTML5 scoring charts, yet when you open a page with animation made with HTML5, IE blew them out the water where IE was able to handle as much as 4 times more animations and kept much higher framerates vs the competition. This was proven not that long ago. Also facts have shown that once you install plugins to FF and Chrome, they actually run slower than IE and crash more as well. In fact many webpages wont even load some contant because Chrome and FF don't have support renders for it. Unless you are a person who codes web pages and you just blast IE because you had a bad experience on a webpage, the fact is you have no idea what you're talking about. When something doesn't work, its not automatically the browsers fault. All webdevs know when they code, they have to code to support all popular browsers and this includes IE. Dreamweaver makes this easier than any coding software which can check the page to support nearly any recent version of IE, Chrome and FF. It checks all the tags and headers and more for 100% compatibility and aleats you on where problems are. Lazy coders or IR haters will simply code pure HTML and use tags they know don't work with IE. This is a fact, not fiction. There is nothing wrong with IE, and I am not saying it's perfect. The problem with IE is 2 fold. However the biigest problem with IE is not on the Microosft end, its the coders for the web.

51. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Dude are you for real. IE does not implement all web standards, even if they implement they change something, as a result, web dev have to do work around and hacks for IE only. IE is truly pia for both devs and users.

33. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

William Shatner says he hates IE, so his word is bond....

37. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I rarely use a PC anymore & never windows phone so idc about explorer

41. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Why comment then? Seriously?

50. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Because I felt like it... Seriously

11. stocklee unregistered

no it's not.

12. kristoferallen

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

It is the fastest at rendering on a lot of sites. Especially on PhoneArena itself. The problem is it's speed on everything else while using it. The interface is clunky and old. Microsoft is notorious for making new software that just overlaps the old code it had before. If they make a browser with new code and keep the rendering speed, it will be amazing. I think that's what the author meant by lightweight is the browser mechanics and not the speed of loading and rendering pages. I do love the automatic sync in Windows 10. All bookmarks and settings are automatically synced to your Microsoft account that you sign into without having to do anything. This is great news.

13. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

It doesn't matter it's a pain for developers!

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No...lazy developers are the pain.

49. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

Lazy or not, internet explorer renders pages completely differently to most browsers, it means having two different files for internet explorer and other browsers, most developments would agree that they would prefer if internet explorer rendered code like every other browser.

44. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

If you code for normality, no IE will ever break. If anything you have to do special things in otherbrowsers to make it work. They call it webkit for a reason. You litterally have to put webkit in css for other browsers to work properly, in some cases they pick up the job, but it slows them down. Where in IE, you dont have to actually tag 'webkit' in css. Considering most html5 stuff is still done via other methods, html5 compliancy is still a mute point. Not to mention other browsers just caught up in the last year.

34. Dattack

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

You actually know what; I've been using Chrome for like 4 years now and only use Internet Explorer at school (stuck at IE6...). I'm running Windows 8.1 here at home, so I thought whatever let me test it out and yes, YOU ARE SO RIGHT. Damn, it's such a fast browser. Unbelievable haha. But, because of Chome it's plug-ins, extensions and some functionalities I'm going to miss, I just cannot switch to IE.

47. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

you expect that from PA and their loyal lemmings?

3. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

IE is to Microsoft Windows as Touchwiz UI is to Samsung.

45. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Touchwiz is the fastest UI? never knew. Considering IE is usually scoring the fastest marks right now....

4. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I hear the Old browser will still be available to those who desire it at least in the debut of the new MS Sparton browser

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I like IE. When I get a new computer or reinstall Windows, it allows me to download Firefox. IE is very useful.

14. sorgo

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

actually, you can download firefox using F TP via command line :)

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You can download any file via FTP via the commandline if you knwo the address. But the vast majority wnt know how to do this.

40. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Good Idea would try it sometime later!

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