It's official - Microsoft marketing chief Chris Capossela confirmed that the company will be phasing out the Internet Explorer brand, in favor of a new browser codenamed Project Spartan. So yes, internet - after years and years of complaints and jokes, Internet Explorer is finally being put out of its misery. Sadly, this is coming at a time when the browser has gained back a lot of cred that it once lost, and may have been able to stage a comeback, with many users fleeing Chrome.
Still, the damage of those years and years of slowness, bugginess, and general crappiness were too much for IE to shed - it's downward spiral over the years is well-documented and appears to have no end in sight. So now it's dead, and we felt it was only right to give it a proper send-off.