Windows 10 may Coming with New “Spartan”Browser

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Windows 10 is going to be one of the biggest software updates in Microsoft history, and it looks like could be coming with brand new browser for the new operating system. The company is reportedly working on a secret project, codenamed “Spartan,” which is going to look and feel like Google Chrome and less like IE (Internet Explorer).

The news comes from ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. Foley adds that Windows 10 will also ship running Internet Explorer 11 “for backward-compatibility’s sake,” while Spartan will be available for both mobile and desktop versions of the new OS. There’s no word on whether the rumored browser will be available for competing operating systems, though it’s certainly possible given Microsoft’s recent cross-platform strategy.

It’s also worth noting that Microsoft isn’t starting from scratch with its new browser. Spartan apparently uses the same Microsoft engines for JavaScript and rendering, so it could be pretty similar to Internet Explorer on the back end.

Microsoft is set to unveil “the next chapter” of Windows 10 at a press event next month on Jan. 21. It’s possible that could be the first official look at Spartan.

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