With Microsoft getting ready for a Windows 10 launch there is talk they may be scrapping Internet Explorer for a new browser with the codename Spartan. ZDNet covered the story. MicrosoftSpartan.com was registered today, not by Microsoft but by a registrant in Nepal. Other names like DownloadSpartan.com and SpartanExplorer.com were registered today.
From the article:
There’s been talk for a while that Microsoft was going to make some big changes to Internet Explorer in the Windows 10 time frame, making IE “Spartan” look and feel more like Chrome and Firefox.
It turns out that what’s actually happening is Microsoft is building a new browser, codenamed Spartan, which is not IE 12 — at least according to a couple of sources of mine.
Thomas Nigro, a Microsoft Student Partner lead and developer of the modern version of VLC, mentioned on Twitter earlier this month that he heard Microsoft was building a brand-new browser. Nigro said he heard talk of this during a December episode of the LiveTile podcast.
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This would be smart of them. In 2009 IE had 70% market share. They are now down to about 25%. The browser is horrible to work with, and they should not have waited this long to make something better! Source:
Steve Cheatham says
It’s about time. I have almost forgiven them for MS-DOS and Win 3.1.