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Microsoft unveils Project Spartan, the IE successor

Microsoft also announced in its press conference the successor to the legendary Internet Explorer, a new browser currently named as Project Spartan.


The new browser leading the Redmond giant’s newest operating system presents a more streamlined UI, focusing more on content that’s optimized on any device you’re using. Microsoft touts this as the best browser for distraction-free reading.


Note-taking tools and live annotations will also be a key feature in the new MS browser. Users can draw and highlight text on any space within the browser. This feature is not exclusive only to devices with touch and pen functions, as Microsoft aims to bring this to hardware with keyboards and mice as well.

Also a key feature, Microsoft’s personal digital assistant, Cortana, will be heavily integrated into Project Spartan. It will pop up along with necessary information depending on which website you are currently browsing, like offering maps, directions and menu when you browse along a restaurant’s website.

While the current internet browser has met its fate, Internet Explorer will still be available on technical preview of Windows 10 Enterprise version.

Photo: CNET

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9 Responses

  1. gray says:

    as Microsoft aims to brings this to what?

    Whaatt? It’s killing me!

  2. “It will pop up along with necessary information depending on which website you are currently browsing” so parang Office assistant? Obtrusive.

  3. Tony says:

    Puro features lang naman ata ang nilagay sa project spartan na yan. Taz improvement sa UI? Speed or connection lang ang mali sa IE. Kung hindi nila naayos yun, how much more sa spartan.

  4. jokab says:

    a fresh new look and feel for when downloading other browsers.

  5. Rockafella says:

    Pretty excited about it.

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