Windows 10 will have a new browser that's not IE

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Windows 10 will have a new browser that's not IE

Postby admin » Dec 30, 2014 2:59 pm


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According to Microsoft Student Partner lead Thomas Nigro, who mentioned on Twitter that Windows 10 would feature a new browser that would not carry the Internet Explorer name.

Importantly, Nigro notes that the new browser would be the default. Longtime Microsoft observer Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet expanded on the tweet, citing unnamed sources who said Internet Explorer 11, the default browser in Windows 8.1, would still be present for backward compatibility.

The new browser is codenamed "Spartan," according to Foley.

The switch from IE to Spartan appears to be more an exercise in rebranding rather than a big technical change. The new browser will still use Microsoft's Chakra JavaScript engine as well as its Trident rendering engine, Foley says, rather than a nonproprietary engine such as WebKit.

Spartan will look and feel more like Chrome and Firefox, however, and it will support extensions, according to Foley's report. The "lightweight" browser will be available on both desktop and mobile devices in Windows 10.

Rebranding the official Windows browser makes a great deal of sense. Internet Explorer has a poor reputation among developers and users, much of it rooted in Microsoft's traditional preference for proprietary tools over open standards. Although that stance has changed considerably since the early days of IE, the stigma is so great that Microsoft recently made an ad explaining that the browser's poor reputation isn't deserved.

Reference:
http://mashable.com/2014/12/29/internet-explorer-vs-spartan/


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Re: Windows 10 will have a new browser that's not IE

Postby Davidsmith150 » Oct 24, 2016 10:57 am

Thanks for the information.

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Re: Windows 10 will have a new browser that's not IE

Postby admin » Nov 08, 2016 5:04 am

Davidsmith150 wrote:Thanks for the information.

You are welcome :)

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