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Microsoft is building a new browser as part of its Windows 10 push


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 10:14 AM

Microsoft is building a new browser as part of its Windows 10 push

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...Spartan is still going to use Microsoft's Chakra JavaScript engine and Microsoft's Trident rendering engine (not WebKit), sources say. As Neowin's Brad Sams reported back in September, the coming browser will look and feel more like Chrome and Firefox and will support extensions.

... if my sources are right, Spartan is not IE 12. Instead, Spartan is a new, light-weight browser Microsoft is building.

...Spartan is just a codename at this point. My sources don't know what Microsoft plans to call this new browser when it debuts.


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Posted 30 December 2014 - 10:31 AM

No moar IE!

(the new guy should be better than IE... I hope)

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 11:00 AM

No moar IE!

 

Hardly...

 

Windows 10 (at least the desktop version) will ship with both Spartan and IE 11, my sources say. IE 11 will be there for backward-compatibility's sake. Spartan will be available for both desktop and mobile (phone/tablet) versions of Windows 10


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Posted 30 December 2014 - 11:33 AM

I like it

I do not have trouble with IE .. I have used it for years.. I actually only used other browsers to gain experience and first hand knowledge. That became necessary due to all the users in the forums.
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Posted 30 December 2014 - 01:12 PM

I like it

I do not have trouble with IE .. I have used it for years.. I actually only used other browsers to gain experience and first hand knowledge. That became necessary due to all the users in the forums.

It is so kool to see someone else who uses IE with the fortitude to admit it. I am in it for the security.



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Posted 30 December 2014 - 03:34 PM

 

the coming browser will look and feel more like Chrome and Firefox and will support extensions.

No matter how you dress it up a pig is still a pig.


Edited by NickAu, 17 March 2015 - 06:55 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2014 - 05:30 PM

....and a Rose by any other name is still a Rose...and would smell just as sweet....or not !!


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Posted 30 December 2014 - 10:32 PM

Hehe Condobloke going all Shakespeare and stuff! Awesome lol :)

 

I use Google Chrome. Because it is the fastest and best IMO. For example, if I am in Chrome and need something, I simply Ctrl N and get a fast new fresh browser window with a cursor right where I need it...whereby I immediately start typing what I want to search for and press enter.

 

Done. 

 

It doesn't work this way with IE, at least not for me. And, I had no need to move to any other browser after moving to Chrome since Chrome works so well. Why would anyone think of trying to compete with Google at this point? lol

 

@NickAu...I am curious how browsers and search engines work with Linux. Is it the same? Do you also use Chrome or IE or FF? 



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Posted 30 December 2014 - 11:06 PM


 

@NickAu...I am curious how browsers and search engines work with Linux. Is it the same?

Hi Stolen good question.

For the most part browsers work the same as Windows, the same plugins , Java etc. You still need AddBlockers and NoScript and a popup blocker is a must. Flash is no longer supported we are stuck on 11 but we still get security updates.

Here is an example, This will work on Windows as well.

Speed Up Firefox in Ubuntu 14.04 By Moving Cache to RAM

I use Firefox and Chromium.

 

 

Edit

 

I think what Stolen is saying is " Nick when I switch over to Linux will my browser be the same?"

The average user would not know the difference


Edited by NickAu, 30 December 2014 - 11:55 PM.


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Posted 31 December 2014 - 06:29 PM

Whatever this new browser turns out to be (and it might be completely different to IE and not reuse and of IE's code, or it might be almost identical but with som little alterations and a new name) I still intend to stick with FF for most of my browsing as i can run NoScript and Adblockplus in it and with chrome for the few sites that don't quite work in FF.


Stolen: I haven't used linux myslef but i know that although IE won't work on it :Firefox runs just like it does on windows, Google Chrome can be installed and will work just like on windows, there is also a program called chromium which is the open source software on which google chrome is based, it doesn't get bug fixes and updates like chrome does but it's fairly similar.

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 11:08 PM

I think the main issue of IE will remain. The browser will probably be fully integrated into the operating system. Bad idea the first time, and renaming the same folly and putting a new shiny Googlesque window on it does nothing to change the situation. We will see though.



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 12:27 AM

 

 

 Flash is no longer supported we are stuck on 11 but we still get security updates.

 

That's true, if one runs Firefox or Seamonkey in their Linux. 

 

If one runs Google Chrome, be it Linux or Windows, one always has the latest Flash built into the browser. One reason why a few Linux versions has Chromium (open source version of Google Chrome) as their default browser. Most extensions that works with Google Chrome does on Linux versions, and any profiles created on Windows will roll over to Linux, just sign into the browser. That also works with Firefox & some rebranded Linux versions of the browser, though Firefox Sync is a lot slower than that of Google, regardless of the OS. 

 

And to answer Stolen's question, browsing is no different on Linux, though even faster due to less overhead, there's just no IE. That may be a good thing, though there are now adblocking options with IE, the same Adblock Plus that's modified, and Web of Trust (WOT) is also available, but they have to be downloaded from IE. Though one has to disable Enhanced Protection Mode for these extensions, actually it's an automatic process. 

 

What I don't like is the few times when I do have to open IE to get software for Windows, every time it's opened, in essence, it's asking one to disable extensions to speed up the browser. If I was concerned about speed, would certainly not be using IE, and am glad that MS years ago seen the light & quit delivering updates through the browser. I have been tempted to disable IE through the "Turn Windows features on or off", but got a warning every time that certain services may not work. 

 

Other than possibly Mail, what wouldn't work if IE were disabled? Every time I run Windows, even though normally never use IE, there's a moderate amount of files from the browser to be deleted from that session, as running CCleaner is the next to last thing I run before shutting down. A quick scan with SuperAntiSpyware is the last, to clean the normal places where ad/tracking cookies hides. 

 

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