“Internet Explorer” could quite possibly be two of the most polarizing words in the last two decades. Throughout its many editions (there have been 11 versions of Explorer to date), the browser has been a source of both convenience and frustration for many consumers. While quite a few individuals have fond memories of Internet Explorer because of the fact that it conveniently came with any Microsoft computer and got the job done efficiently, just as many people immediately ditch it for the faster and more acclaimed Firefox, Google Chrome, or Opera browsers.
The vitriol and hate in response to Google’s decision to move away from NPAPI support is just astounding. You would think that Google was trying to steal their first born children. The ranting and the hatred in some of the comments at the Chromium Blog and other threads over the matter is crazy and born entirely from a place of ignorance. These folks clearly do not understand plug-ins or the direction web browsers are going out of necessity.
The upcoming release of Microsoft Windows, Windows 10 will come with a totally new browser that Microsoft says that’s more suitable for the modern web. The new browser is called Microsoft Edge or Project Spartan as it was first introduced in the technical preview. The new browser won’t totally eliminate Internet Explorer which is still used in the corporate environment.
Microsoft is a company that some love and others hate, but all agree that they’re a market leader in the field of technology they’ve succeeded in fulfilling their founders vision which is a PC on every desk. But the days of desktop PCs are off and we’re in a new era of technology where mobile is becoming dominant while PCs are shying away from the scene.