Browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari has taken over the once most popular browser, the internet explorer. Even the Microsoft’s employees have agreed that they prefer other browsers than Explorer for their private use. This led to the debate that Microsoft may soon surrender their default browser, the internet explorer.
But a recent report reveals that Microsoft is in the process of rebranding their decade old browser.
Jonathan Sampson from Microsoft in a debate wrote, “It’s been suggested internally; I remember a particularly long email thread where numerous people were passionately debating it.” Mr Sampson also said, “Plenty of ideas get kicked around about how we can separate ourselves from negative perceptions that no longer reflect our product today.”
The debate took place last Thursday on ‘Ask Me Anything,” Reddit’s chat.
Although Microsoft has released several upgraded versions of the internet explorer over the past few years, they have still didn’t managed to give any close competition to the likes of Google chrome browser’s.
The team of Internet Explorer is requesting the users to give them a second change. Although the latest version of Internet Explorer (IE11) failed to impress the users, it is pegged that the team is working hard to develop and release an impressive IE12 version. The present versions including the latest IE11 do not support most of the extensions, addons, plugins. It is expected that IE12 version would be able to support all the addons, extensions which browsers like Chrome do.
In fact the chat has also revealed that there are suggestions to change the browser (Internet Explorer) name to something else to get over their negative reputation.
However the recent suggestions made by the users if taken seriously may help Microsoft in rebuilding their browser’s image.
The team has also revealed that they don’t have plans to develop and release internet explorer for Mac users any time soon. When a user asked regarding Mac version for the IE, Jacob Rossi, the programmer from Microsoft responded, “We don’t have plans for that at this time.”