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Microsoft thought about renaming Internet Explorer to spruce things up

Microsoft has considered renaming Internet Explorer to shake things up and give the Web browser a fresh start among users

| Internet Browsers News | Posted: Aug 16, 2014 10:24 pm

Microsoft has considered rebranding Internet Explorer to try to freshen the Web browser's image, with a "very recent" discussion among team developers. The revelation was made during a recent Reddit AMA, an effort by Microsoft to promote its Internet Explorer 11 platform to users.

 

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Considering the checkered past IE has had, as many users remember unsupported error messages and UI problems, renaming IE wouldn't be the worst idea. Internet Explorer is still No. 2 in the Web browser market, with 21.2 percent, behind Google Chrome, but has seen popularity slide in favor of alternative browsers, according to the W3 Counter.

 

Looking ahead, Microsoft is prepping Internet Explorer 12, with newer versions of IE providing better security and enhanced features when compared to older versions. Microsoft will continue to try to draw developers back to IE, but it's going to be a continued battle as more people become familiar with Google products.

NEWS SOURCESArstechnica.com, Wallpapersus.com

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