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The netizens have heaved a sigh of relief as Microsoft made it official that the standard web browser to ship with Windows 10 will not be Internet Explorer. The details emerge that it will not only have a new name, but will also be a completely different browser, designed from scratch. To add: It will even come with neat new features, including letting you write directly on webpages from your touchscreen, making sites more readable, and saving sites for offline reading.
Wait, Internet Explorer will be sticking around.
Microsoft’s new browser will be built on a different software platform from IE, so it won’t be backwards-compatible. It means the company will continue to ship IE with Windows to ensure that corporate apps keep functioning properly.
Jason Weber, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer program manager, said, they recognize some enterprises have legacy use older technologies designed only for Internet Explorer and for those users Internet Explorer will also be available on Windows 10.
To put simply, don’t get panicked at Microsoft. Blame your IT department for building apps in Internet Explorer. And South Korea (which passed a law in 1999 requiring that banks and retailers use digital certificates — created by Microsoft, and available exclusively on Internet Explorer).