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Old 18. Mar 2015, 07:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Now we have confirmation that IE is to be finally ditched and hopefully with it one of the worst vulnerabilities of the Windows system.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/...cmp=latestnews
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Old 18. Mar 2015, 12:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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'It’s not quite the end of the line for IE, however. The to-be-renamed Project Spartan will be the default Windows 10 browsing experience, but Internet Explorer will be included in some versions of the OS for comparability purposes relating to enterprise software.'
It still sounds as if it's not quite dead in the water, yet!
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It still sounds as if it's not quite dead in the water, yet!
Well if so, I'm happy to help hold it under til it does drown.
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Well if so, I'm happy to help hold it under til it does drown.
Good luck on that. You might just die trying.

Microsoft are popular with corporates because they are really good at maintaining compatibility for old Windows software. There are so many IT departments that depend on ActiveX and other features that Spartan will not support. For these reasons and more, IE has at least five years and possibly seven years of active support if not active development.

PS "He who serves a revolution ploughs the sea"
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Many things are "popular with corporates" and a lot of individuals are less free, less wealthy, less healthy and less happy as a result.
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except "spartan" isn't a great name... they weren't exactly "popular" either...
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At least there is now a Microsoft alternative for the corporate dodderers to spout.
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Can't say I'm an avid follower of MS hype and what I have read about Windows 10 has been a bit confusing but I gather Spartan won't be available (as things stand) for Windows 7 so, unless all users upgrade(?) to 10, IE will surely still be around?

Considering that some people still use IE rather than Google Chrome or Firefox (etc, etc) there might be some who won't want to use Spartan. Maybe.

Like Remah said, I think it'll be around a while longer.
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Old 01. May 2015, 11:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Microsoft's policy is to provide a minimum of five years of mainstream support and another five years of extended support for its Windows products.

For IE, laggards should know that beginning on 12 January 2016 Microsoft will only provide technical support and security updates for the most current version of IE available for a supported operating system.

For example, on Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, only IE 11 will be supported after January 2016.

With a minimum of 10 years of support, it seems premature to say Microsoft is killing IE, even if it abandons the brand in favor of a new name.

It will potentially take until 2023 before IE 11, released in October 2013, is finally dead.
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