GOODBYE, INTERNET EXPLORER
At one point in the early 2000s, Microsoft's venerable browser commanded over 90% of the market share.
The world was exclusively using Internet Explorer to access the World Wide Web. But for years now the browser has seen an embarrassing decline in use along with a reputation that, the company has come to realise belatedly, is tarnished beyond repair – it is clunky, slow and is only good for downloading other browsers. It was inevitable that Microsoft would put the Internet Explorer to rest and this happened last month at the Windows Convergence conference where it was announced that in all Windows 10 devices IE would be replaced by a new default browser, currently codenamed Project Spartan. The 20-year-old browser which has seen 11 iterations will continue to exist in some versions of Windows 10 mainly for enterprise compatibility, the company said.