Internet Explorer Is (Eventually) Dead (Kinda)

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Let’s get this over with as fast as we can. Internet Explorer is not dead. Instead, it’s something akin to Schrödinger’s browser: don’t call it fully alive or fully dead.

If that made no sense, welcome to technology. Here’s the gist: Microsoft is working on a new browser, currently codenamed ‘Project Spartan.’ It will ship with Windows 10, the company’s next operating system that is currently under construction and undergoing public testing.

At the same time, Microsoft has promised to support Internet Explorer in Windows 10. From a January blog post written by the company:

We recognize some enterprises have legacy web sites that use older technologies designed only for Internet Explorer, such as custom ActiveX controls and Browser Helper Objects. For these users, Internet Explorer will also be available on Windows 10. Internet Explorer will use the same dual rendering engines as Spartan, ensuring web developers can consistently target the…

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