http://mashable.com/2015/03/17/internet-explorer-not-dead-yet/

Microsoft’s beleaguered web browser gets its fair share of critique from frustrated users, but it seems just as many Windows users love the browser, including actress Zooey Deschanel. The story Deschanel referenced, however, talks about the rise of Microsoft’s new browser at the time the company had not confirmed IE’s end. However, when contacted by Mashable, Microsoft confirmed that Internet Explorer is, in fact very much alive.

Upon hearing news that the browser may be shelved in favor of the as yet unnamed Windows 10 browser, currently codenamed Project Spartan, Deschanel took to Facebook with an emoji mourning IE’s apparent end. The story Deschanel referenced, however, talks about the rise of Microsoft’s new browser — at the time the company had not confirmed IE’s end.

The confusion began when Microsoft’s Chris Capossela made comments at the Microsoft Convergence event on Monday reportedly indicating that Internet Explorer was effectively dead.

However, when contacted by Mashable, Microsoft confirmed that Internet Explorer is, in fact very much alive.

“Project Spartan is Microsoft’s next generation browser, built just for Windows 10,” a spokesperson told Mashable. “We will continue to make Internet Explorer available with Windows 10 for enterprises and other customers who require legacy browser support.”

So although Windows 10 will feature the company’s shiny, new browser, IE will live on for many users. At least for now.

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