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Microsoft’s famous web browser, Internet Explorer, may not be as old as the Web itself, but it’s been around for decades. However, the company has announced that with Windows 10 it will move to a new browser – code named ‘Project Spartan’. IE will still exist in limited use for compatibility with existing corporate software.

The 19 year old browser has certainly outlived it’s usefulness, especially with competition from other firms, such as Google’s Chrome, which has a whopping 43% of market share.  This successor is more along the lines of competing browsers and supposedly represents a change in direction away from the relative bulk of IE to a minimalist design.

So, what to expect with Spartan:

The browser will ship will all versions of Windows 10. It’s not clear yet if an upgrade or separate download will be available for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, however this is likely.