Microsoft May Soon Replace Internet Explorer With a New Web Browser

This is a slightly older article but the subject is significant enough to take note of it. 

 

By Davey Alba
29 December 2014 
 
Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system will debut with an entirely new web browser code-named Spartan, according to a report citing anonymous sources.ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reports that this new browser is a departure from Internet Explorer, the Microsoft browser whose relevance has waned in recent years. According to Foley, it will be a “lightweight” browser that looks and feels more like the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. 

…Internet Explorer is no longer the force it once was. There was a time when it handled about over 90 percent of all web traffic on desktop and laptop machines, but according to research outfit Net Applications, its share has now dropped to 58 percent. On mobile, its share is about 2 percent.

 
Full article at: http://www.wired.com/2014/12/microsoft-spartan-browser/