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Windows 10 will replace Internet Explorer

Windows 10 will replace Internet Explorer
Microsoft / Windows 10

It's the end of the world as we know it, but Microsoft is feeling fine. About the latest browser to hit the market, that is.

It seems that Microsoft is pushing out a brand new Web browser - not just an update to Internet Explorer. And it could mean the imminent demise of IE as we know it.

Microsoft's new browser, codenamed "Spartan," is set to take over for Internet Explorer with the release of Windows 10. Spartan is rumored to look like Firefox and Chrome and do a better job of supporting browser add-ons and extensions.

Spartan is also supposed to fulfill the promise that all Microsoft apps will work on all of your gadgets, like your phone, your tablet, your Xbox and now your desktop. But what will happen to Internet Explorer?

Don't worry, IE isn't dead just yet. Windows 10 will still have Internet Explorer 11 for "backwards compatibility" for sites that have been fine-tuned to work with IE.

Interestingly, even though Microsoft is moving ahead with a new browser, the underlying software is still basically the same. Microsoft will still be using JavaScript and the Trident rendering engine.

Basically, this means that online developers will still have to tweak their websites to custom-fit the Spartan browser, like Internet Explorer before it. But the big question that folks should be asking is, if Spartan is being run by the same software as IE, will it be any more secure?

We should know more in January when Microsoft releases more information about Windows 10. Stay tuned for updates!

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