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What Comes After IE 11?

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    What Comes After IE 11?


    Hi Folks:

    I understand that Edge will NOT be made available for Windows 8.1. So will there be any serviceability available for IE 11 before front line support is retired for Windows 8.1? (In other words, will it ever be updated in any way?) I was just curious if any one knew that. I think IE 11 performs VERY well on it.

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    The existing version of Internet Explorer will ship in Windows 10 alongside Microsoft’s new Spartan browser, the company revealed Thursday. This is instead of a new version of IE, which was being referred to as IE12 by Microsoft officials as late as Wednesday.

    In an effort to clarity issues raised during Microsoft’s Windows 10 preview event, the company posted a blog entry Thursday saying the new OS will ship with a new, minimalist browser code-named Project Spartan. The blog post also revealed that IE will also be in the new OS, but referred not to a future IE12 but instead to the current IE11.

    Group Program Manager Jason Weber said in the post that the inclusion of IE is necessary for displaying Web sites that use older Microsoft technologies, such as ActiveX. Including the existing rendering engine, known as Trident, as a fallback for Spartan will allow websites that may not have adopted HTML5 standards to continue to be rendered as their developers intended
    Microsoft's new Spartan browser and IE11 will coexist in Windows 10 | PCWorld

    The above article was written before the introduction of the name Edge.

    Perhaps IE 11 may require updates to adapt to Win10, but media reports suggest at this time IE11 is the final version of IE. MSN's goal is for everyone to upgrade to Win10, so not likely they would have a future browser for Win 8.1 but they will probably keep it updated.
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    It will probably be how it always is. I could not upgrade IE to the newest version back when I was using a computer with windows vista on it.
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    whats a 'spartan' browser, is it a brand name for browser? What I would like to see is it being a millions times more user friendly. IE11 is naff on that score, one reason why I always use a 3rd party such as FF.

    Spartan to me means bare minimum, no frills, basic tools etc etc
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    Spartan is the old name - it's called Edge now https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/microsoft-edge
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    so, spartan has the edge!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic77 View Post
    It will probably be how it always is. I could not upgrade IE to the newest version back when I was using a computer with windows vista on it.
    The difference was, Windows 8.1 is STILL in mainline support. Vista is in extended phase support, so IE 9 was the last version. Had there been an IE 12, Windows 8.1 would have got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    so, spartan has the edge!
    No Edge Click image for larger version Has Spartan Click image for larger version
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