1. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    With the head of IE stepping down, and the rumored new browser that is supposed to come with 10, I looks like they're trying to distance themselves from the name.

    ​Is it a good idea to make IE the name associated with the old, backward compatibility, browser while making a newer one for the future? Which one will you use? What do you think this says about Microsoft's future browser efforts? And who do you think should be the new head over the browser team?

    ​Sources:


    Microsoft is building a new browser as part of its Windows 10 push | ZDNet
    Internet Explorer Chief Dean Hachamovitch Leaving Microsoft -- Redmond Channel Partner
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-29-2014 04:46 PM
  2. stephen_az's Avatar
    With the head of IE stepping down, and the rumored new browser that is supposed to come with 10, I looks like they're trying to distance themselves from the name.

    ​Is it a good idea to make IE the name associated with the old, backward compatibility, browser while making a newer one for the future? Which one will you use? What do you think this says about Microsoft's future browser efforts? And who do you think should be the new head over the browser team?

    ​Sources:


    Microsoft is building a new browser as part of its Windows 10 push | ZDNet
    Internet Explorer Chief Dean Hachamovitch Leaving Microsoft -- Redmond Channel Partner
    As an obligatory point of reference, this stuff other than a resignation and test browser is all based upon speculation. Basically slow news day/cycle with nothing to report so they speculate about whatever comes across the wire, as if people didn't already know there was a replacement for the modern version of IE somewhere down the line. Spartan is also just a code name and, in all likelihood, by the time Windows 10 goes final it will just be another browser sharing the Internet Explorer name. At this point I view it as being as meaningful as Chicago or Whistler or Longhorn or Vail, or Blackcomb or Blue or Threshold, etc, etc.. BTW, they are also being a bit leas creative in code names since Sparta was the original designation for Windows for Workgroups 3.1.
    12-29-2014 07:29 PM
  3. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    As an obligatory point of reference, this stuff other than a resignation and test browser is all based upon speculation. Basically slow news day/cycle with nothing to report so they speculate about whatever comes across the wire, as if people didn't already know there was a replacement for the modern version of IE somewhere down the line. Spartan is also just a code name and, in all likelihood, by the time Windows 10 goes final it will just be another browser sharing the Internet Explorer name. At this point I view it as being as meaningful as Chicago or Whistler or Longhorn or Vail, or Blackcomb or Blue or Threshold, etc, etc.. BTW, they are also being a bit leas creative in code names since Sparta was the original designation for Windows for Workgroups 3.1.
    Except this isn't just replacing Modern IE. Also, MJF doesn't just do pointless speculation. It feels like you didn't bother reading the article.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-29-2014 07:50 PM
  4. jordanzhninja's Avatar
    Getting rid of the IE name would also get rid of the negative perceptions people have for all IE versions because of everything before IE9.
    12-30-2014 05:10 PM

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