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Windows 10: Microsoft is working on a new browser, code named ‘Spartan’

Microsoft is working on a new browser, code named 'Spartan', to ship with Windows 10

Microsoft may be shifting focus from its long time web browser Internet Explorer (IE) to a new product, code named “Spartan”, while still maintaining support for IE.  The browser, said to be “lightweight” and based on Microsoft’s Trident rendering engine (not the more widely used WebKit, as some have hoped), as well as the company’s Chakra JavaScript engine. The new browser will apparently ship with Windows 10 on both desktop and phones, but on the desktop will be coupled with a version of Internet Explorer to handle compatibility issues.

The new browser is “not IE 12”, according Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley, who has been hearing about the new browser from her sources.  The new browser is different enough that it may not be ready to be included with the next beta version of Windows 10, expected at the end of January when Microsoft reveals new consumer features for its latest operating system.  Instead, it “may not show up in the test builds until some point later”, says Foley.

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