Rumor: Microsoft is Windows 10 introduced a new browser




Microsoft would plan to make it a new browser with the release of Windows 10. These are therefore not a new version of Internet Explorer, a browser that is rumored more like Firefox and Chrome should feel.

The rumors are coming from ZDNet, which usually has reliable sources. According to Microsoft insider Mary Jo Foley knows the still unreleased browser codenamed Spartan, and uses of the existing Chakra JavaScript engine and Microsoft’s Trident rendering engine used already for Internet Explorer. Spartan, whose final name has not yet been established, it should be a lightweight browser.

With Spartan Microsoft wants to create a browser that has agreements with Firefox and Chrome, say the sources of ZDNet. So there ought to come include support for plug-ins or extensions. Despite the new browser seems the development of Internet Explorer or to be put. With the release of Windows 10 should probably come out version 12 of the browser, though ZDNet suggests that the new OS initially with Internet Explorer version 11 is shipped.

Meanwhile, Microsoft was also working on a compatibility mode for the Trident render engine, as reported Neowin based on his sources. This would be built into Internet Explorer 12 and thus likely to appear at the release of Windows 10. When prompted for the compatibility mode, it uses an older version of the Trident engine that requires more hardware. Should the compatibility mode are not needed to render the correct page, then the newer and faster version of Trident can be used. This new version will probably also be used for Spartan.

On January 21, shows the consumer version of Microsoft Windows 10. Then showcased a number of new features. It is still unclear whether the new browser also enters the picture: according to ZDNet’s not sure if Spartan already is functional enough to be displayed.


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