Microsoft has changed the name and launch date for its next version of Internet Explorer.
Previously code-named “Haley,” the company has rechristened the IE browser update as “Mars,” and let beta testers know that the code won’t ship as scheduled.
A notice to testers indicates that changes may affect more than the name and availability of the program. Microsoft officials told testers that the company is “rethinking some of our most basic assumptions” regarding the future of IE.
Targeted at home users, Mars features “Activity Centers” that group together tools related to specific tasks, such as digital photo editing or music production.
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