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#1 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 11:43 PM

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Microsoft is building a new browser codnamed Spartan for Windows 10, which is not Internet Explorer 12, and it will look and feel more like Chrome and Firefox. Spartan will still use Microsoft's Chakra JavaScript engine and Microsoft's Trident rendering engine but it will will be light-weight and support extensions.

 

Thomas Nigro, a Microsoft Student Partner lead and developer of the modern version of VLC mentioned on Twitter recently that he heard Microsoft was building a brand-new browser. The IE team also hinted during a Reddit AMA earlier this year that the team had contemplated changing the name of IE.

 

Windows 10 will ship with both Spartan and Internet Explorer 11 but the IE will be there just for backward-compatibility's sake. Spartan will be available for both desktop and mobile (phone/tablet) versions of Windows 10.

 

Source: Mary Jo Foley



#2 R@6271M3

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 08:02 AM

If it's based upon Trident engine then it's just a renamed Internet Explorer with a new skin.



#3 Darren 54

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 04:50 AM

So Internet Explorer is finally dead now! :D



#4 yanike

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:44 AM

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#5 Ultimate John

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 09:46 AM

I'm sure they are just renaming it and changing the look.

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