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The Death of Internet Explorer--Well Sort Of…

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It is in the news, television, radio and newspaper are reporting that Microsoft Internet Explorer is DEAD! At T.G. Consultants we have been receiving quite a few calls about these news report. Here is what is being reported; yesterday, March 17, 2015 The Verge (online magazine) reported that Microsoft’s marketing head Chris Capossela stated at an internal Microsoft event “We’re now researching what the new brand, or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10.”

 The lifecycle of Internet Explorer is pretty long, IE made its debut in August of 1995 and IE 1.0 was released as an add-on for Window 95. Since 1995 IE has been developed for MAC, UNIX, Mobile Devices as is currently on version 11. Internet Explorer is the longest running browser, 19 years, however, it has had issues, especially in 2006 when hundreds of vulnerabilities were found that allowed rogue websites to sell information and take control of users’ computers. In August of 2014 U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) told Internet Explorers to ditch IE until it was patched successfully by Microsoft.

So what does this mean to you the computer user? Internet Explorer will still exist and Microsoft is creating a new browser codename Project Spartan. Project Spartan will be the primary way for Windows 10 users to access the web. But you have options, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, which are currently ranked first and second, respectfully as the top browser in 2015.

Still not sure what do? No worries, call the technicians at T.G. Consultants for a consultation. 


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