Has there ever been a bigger announcement than the idea that Microsoft–who worked very hard and spent much harder–to win the original browser war versus Netscape decades ago, Since then, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and dozens of other browsers have popped up and nipped away at Microsoft’s browser supremacy over the years, and they’re everything IE isn’t: fast, light, clean, secure, etc. Well, rather than giving up, Microsoft is giving in and rolling out a fast, light, modern browser of their own. The rumored Project Spartan is now Microsoft Edge, and it’s shaping up to be an in-house IE killer. Here are five ways Microsoft Edge will be a huge improvement over Internet Explorer.
Honestly, anything is an improvement over IE at this stage. Firefox might be sluggish, but it’s faster than IE. Chrome might be very light, but it also doesn’t have all the security issues that routinely crop up on IE. I can only hope that it lives up to the hype and that there’s pretty prompt corporate adoption, because I’m tired of being handcuffed by regular IE and not being able to use Google Chrome due to work requirements. Then again, if Microsoft’s new browser won’t support a bunch of the necessary stuff in the background to run corporate software, this might be a big mistake.Technorati Tags: edge web browser, internet explorer, microsoft, microsoft edge, microsoft edge browser, project spartan, Windows, windows browser