Microsoft considered renaming Internet Explorer to escape its checkered past

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  1. SweX

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    http://arstechnica.com/information-...ternet-explorer-to-escape-its-checkered-past/
     
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    How trivial, Microsoft. How trivial. :rolleyes: I guess they will rename it to OneBrowser. *puppy*
     
  3. Daveski17

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    I can think of a few names for IE 8. It was the reason I installed Firefox. I haven't used Internet Explorer on any Windows computer I've owned since. Although Maxthon is my default browser, I still use Firefox for some sites.
     
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    I've thought before that it may be a good idea. And since they're not chasing Chrome with version numbers, it would get them back to 1.0. :)
     
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    I don't see how this would help at all.

    Knowledgeable users would still know it was IE by another name. Uninformed users wouldn't know the difference.
     
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    "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet". Or perhaps in this case repulsive. Not that I hate IE or think it's bad, but I wouldn't use it either.
     
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    She's cute. Well, how's Hikaru? :D

    It's not that I hate you, Inori-san. It's just that you make fonts kind of fuzzy and it hurts my eyes. But I know you're a good girl. ^w^

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    What? No, forget it! I'm not going to address anyone with -chan or even -tan. Now be done with it! Don't you people have other things to post or something? >=V
     
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    Graf-tan, Hikaru-chan wa daredesu? :ouch::argh:

    Though I do wonder why average people switch from modern versions of IE with their basic needs other than because of its checkered past.
     
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    "Damn him! Damn that man!" - Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hikaru_Aizawa

    I do love this personification business. Want moore! =V

    First impression does matter. Then there's also a stigma which says anything built-in must be bad. Well, it's not completely wrong, but it can't be completely applicable to all built-in Windows features either.
     
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    The name was already changed years ago to "Internet Exploder". :D

    No but seriously, they shouldn´t change the name, I hate this kinda stuff. :thumbd:
     
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    The 'right to be forgotten' comes to mind ... how ironic! The internet has retained all those years of scrutiny, complaints and missteps . Not so tough to miss with a simple search argument. Renaming it will help (somewhat) with that. Polls show a decrease in user satisfaction, so renaming it will not change those numbers. However, the name matters and that is what marketing is all about. Internet Explorer is a functional name and it was conceived when there were few competitors. If they incorporate a name associated with security it may net them some interest and then they can market around the security aspects of the internet that they are working on addressing. Now it is time to hurry up and wait.
     
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    What are they gonna call it...

    Microsoft OneWeb

    lol

    In all seriousness though, I don't think they should change their browser name, it's a bad idea in my opinion.
     
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    They can do whatever they want with the name... It'll still be what it is...
     
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    That is true, I am just use to Internet Explorer being the name.
     
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