Microsoft is a company beset on all sides by challengers, both in the desktop universe, server hardware, mobile phone operating systems, and pretty much every other possible avenue, but MS is also a company more than willing to fight back, even if that means moving into someone else’s playing field. Google Chrome is fast, lightweight, and awesome; it’s everything IE is not, and to shake off those public perceptions, Microsoft is ready to make drastic changes. Microsoft is hard at work on an all-new web browser codenamed Spartan, which will compete against the king of browsers Google Chrome and other lightweight web browsers like also-ran Mozilla Firefox.
As for IE, it will stand alongside Spartan for backwards compatibility sake, as well as for those that want a fully operational battleship. Both versions will ship with Windows 10, both the desktop and the phone versions. While Microsoft has said there will be no IE on other operating systems, they haven’t said anything about the new toy they’re working on. Could a lightweight, IE-comparable browser work on Android or iOS devices? It seems like a great idea to me.
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