Most of us will know that if it wasn’t for Internet Explorer, we wouldn’t have had that first, life-changing look at the internet way back in the 1990’s.
So we hope you can join us for a minute’s silence, after Microsoft announced that they’ll soon be doing away with the iconic browser in favour of a newer version, which is currently codenamed Project Spartan.
Frustrated users have previously slammed the browser for being slow and bug-prone, and Microsoft once talked of changing the name of the browser to address ‘negative perceptions that no longer reflect reality’.
Microsoft’s marketing chief Chris Capossella said: ‘We’re now researching what the new brand, or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10.
‘We’ll continue to have Internet Explorer, but we’ll also have a new browser, which is codenamed Project Spartan. We have to name the thing’.