Microsoft Will Reportedly Feature Brand-New Browser for Windows 10

December 30, 2014

11:43 am

It looks like Microsoft is developing a brand-new browser for Windows 10 for those who are not big fans of Internet Explorer. That's according to a new report from Microsoft insider Mary J. Foley at GameSpot sister site Zdnet. Citing sources, she says the new browser is codenamed “Spartan,” and it's not the next version of Internet Explorer, though that browser isn't going away altogether. Foley's sources went on to say that Windows 10 (the desktop version at least) will come with Spartan and Internet Explorer, presumably for backward-compatibility functionality.

Spartan, which reportedly will use Microsoft's Chakra JavaScript engine and Trident rendering engine, is described overall as a “new, light-weight browser.” It has been described as similar in look and feel to Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox.

It's interesting to think of how browsers have changed throughout time. Remember the early Netscape days? Check out this cool interactive graph of the evolution of the web.


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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.