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Microsoft almost changed the name of Internet Explorer

Microsoft almost changed the name of Internet Explorer
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Internet Explorer has a bad reputation. That's because it wasn't a very good Web browser for a long time. Microsoft didn't release very many updates or patches, so competitors like Firefox and Google Chrome took over the marketplace with superior products. But, Microsoft is trying to change that.

In spite of significant investment in the browser—with the result that Internet Explorer 11 is really quite good—many still regard the browser with contempt, soured on it by the lengthy period of neglect that came after the release of the once-dominant version 6.

A few of Microsoft's developers stopped by a Reddit Ask Me Anything session to shed some light on how Microsoft is trying to improve Internet Explorer. Reddit is a social networking and news site that hosts a lot of online discussions like this where users can ask celebrities and other interesting people whatever they want.

Those aren't the only changes Microsoft has looked into. The developers said company has also considered changing the browser's name to move away from its ugly history. While it hasn't happened yet, they didn't rule out a name change in the future.

Microsoft has also decided to stop supporting old versions of Internet Explorer. Find out more about the new policy here.

If the company does decide to change the name, I wonder what it'll be. Let me know your best guesses in the comments section below.

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Source: Ars Technica
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