There have been a lot of rumors going around tech blogs about how Microsoft will make major changes to its web browser Internet Explorer. The changes will coincide with the upcoming release of the latest version of Windows, Windows 10.
The big news is that Microsoft will supposedly get rid of Internet Explorer for good and replace it with a new web browser called Spartan. Some say the new Microsoft Spartan browser will look and act like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox than Internet Explorer.
Many experts believe the new Microsoft browser will look and feel like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, two of the most used web browsers. They also say the new browser will most likely support extensions.
Microsoft is currently working on two different versions of Trident, which made some believe that Microsoft will probably release two different Trident based browsers.
Many believe that the new Microsoft Spartan browser will not be Internet Explorer number 12, but a new, light weight browser that will be different than IE.
Windows 10 will probably be shipped with both the IE 11 and the new Spartan browser, on the desktop version. Some say Internet Explorer will be included only for the sake of backward compatibility. The new Spartan browser will be compatible with both desktop and the mobile version of Windows 10.
No one knows for sure if Spartan will be the final name of the web browser, as it is only a code name at the moment. But Microsoft will probably want to detach from Internet Explorer and come up with a new name and new features.
Microsoft may unveil the new Spartan browser on January 12, when the new Windows 10 will be presented. Some believe the browser will not be ready until January 12 and will probably be announced later in 2015.
No one knows for sure yet if the Microsoft Spartan browser will be compatible with Android, iOS and other non-Windows OS, but chances are that it will.
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