Windows 10 To Introduce New “Spartan” Browser

Spartan logo.svgIs Microsoft planning to pull the plug on Internet Explorer?  Probably not, at least right away, but Windows 10 will most likely introduce a new alternative web browser currently named “Spartan.”  Windows 10 is expected to release later in 2015.  It is currently available as a “Professional Preview.”

Internet Explorer is still the dominant web browser, with nearly a 60% share, by Google Chrome has climbed to over 20% share, while both Firefox and Opera continue to slide.  Part of the reason for Google’s ascendancy is its adoption of the new HTML 5 standards.

Spartan will integrate with Cortana, the new virtual digital assistant in Windows 10.  IE 11 will be maintained along side the new browser for backward compatibility with older web sites and corporate intra-net sites and web applications.

More info on PCWorld and Wikipedia


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