Saturday, March 14, 2015

Farewell Internet Explorer


Are you ready? Internet Explorer is about to become history. It will do after exactly 20 years of a career that has no rival. Officially happen except for some pro users that the purpose of the speech of little interest at the time of the launch of Windows 10, which will take place next summer, taking on board the new browser Project Spartan, codenamed Halo style as the voice assistant Cortana. Then actually the browser will remain live for years in millions of PCs, as well as older versions of Windows the case of the immortal XP.


But Microsoft is a question mark, so often the winners which over the years has stained for own responsibility of a reputation that has led him to be a loser card for Redmond although still 60% of the browser market on the desktop, but a laughable 2.5% on smartphones and tablets. It is basically a refresher in an apartment now become old and unattractive the new browser will have the name of Microsoft in it, as shown by the marketing head of Redmond, Chris Capossela. This should convince, in the idea of Satya Nadella, the CEO responsible for a whole new policy for Microsoft , many users to abandon Firefox, Safari, and above all Chrome. And go home.

Because of the fact Internet Explorer has been the program that brought the Internet to all , for better or for worse, as Windows is the operating system of democracy. Monopolist, to the point of requiring the intervention of the European Union for abusing its dominant position. But twenty years ago, it was on August 16, 1995, when the first Explorer built on the architecture of Mosaic, the first graphical browser history appeared as an add-on pack for Windows 95, began a ride that allowed him to get up to one billion users and 95% of the share of the browser were the early 2000s.

In the early years it was to bury Netscape Navigator, the browser then dominant and much loved by the enemies of Apple, thanks to the second version, released a few months later also for Macintosh. Everything was easy enough just for binding to double-locked with the most popular operating system in the world. The top in fact occurred around 2001, and in subsequent years, with version 6 that went hand in hand with Windows XP.

Then the trouble began, legal and political with the obligation to include a selection window within Windows and those security software: Explorer was laundry from everywhere, became heavy and opened the side to the alternatives, up then relegated to percentages ridiculous. Before Firefox (2004), then Chrome (2008) adjusted themselves the hardest blows. Then came the smartphone and the train that Microsoft would lose no chance to reply.

And despite the new version of Explorer, the 11 offers performance to match its competitors, now the name as mentioned, never too loved despite the key role he played in the spread of the Web is definitely compromised. Hence the choice of Redmond to focus on something new. That perhaps will not regret Explorer, but certainly can not erase history that wrote.

Microsoft Internet Explorer sends retired. The new browser, which will come with the next version of the Windows operating system, codenamed Project Spartan and its target and catapult Microsoft beyond the World Web 1.0 for which it was designed Explorer. With Spartan reports the Financial Times, Microsoft hopes to bridge the weaknesses of Explorer and create a browser that's better suited to the digital life lived on various devices.

Although it was once loved by almost a billion people, Explorer does not seem to be more suitable to the new generation. In the war of the future, and that the cabinet, are losing. No download Internet Explorer on their mobile devices say some analysts. Microsoft is not in fact been able to make Internet Explorer integral part of everyday life, is used underline analysts just because and default on computers and its use imposed by the companies.

Launched in 1990, Internet Explorer, became one of the symbols of Microsoft, who introduced him as a competitor to Netscape, offering it free with the Windows operating system. In just three years, Microsoft was successful in its goal, with Internet Explorer which represented 95% of the use of the browser.

But the new millennium has not got the same satisfaction, and the combination of complacency and lack of anticipating the mobile revolution have left Internet Explorer not start on the road to sunset. Before Firefox and Chrome have then subtracted shares Internet Explorer, whose percentage of use and 'dropped to 20% of the total, with Chrome at 50%. The name will live Internet Explorer still for a while, with a new version that will be included in the next release of Windows along with Spartan to make life easier for companies that develop software to work with the browser.



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