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Microsoft 'Project Spartan': Hands-On Demo

Microsoft's Project Spartan, the browser designed to replace Internet Explorer, is available for testing on Windows 10.
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Where Is Spartan?
After a long download process, Project Spartan appears in the list of apps and as a tiny blue globe visible on the toolbar.

Where Is Spartan?

After a long download process, Project Spartan appears in the list of apps and as a tiny blue globe visible on the toolbar.

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Kelly22
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3/31/2015 | 3:47:14 PM
Re: Looks Promising
I hope so, too. I personally loved the Web Note feature -- very useful for sharing pages with friends and coworkers, making plans, etc.
ChrisMurphy
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3/31/2015 | 8:56:25 PM
Re: Looks Promising
I have a tough time getting fired up about browsers, but web note does seem like it might be very useful in a few situations. I wonder about the reading view, though -- most web ads don't bother me, and the few sites with really obnoxious ads I suspect won't support this feature. 
Kelly22
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Kelly22,
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4/1/2015 | 9:38:19 AM
Re: Looks Promising
Re: reading view, you're right. It doesn't work for a lot of major media outlets - InformationWeek, for example, doesn't support it. But it is pretty handy for blogs and such. It doesn't just weed out ads, it takes out unnecessary images as well.
Kelly22
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Kelly22,
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4/1/2015 | 9:43:00 AM
Re: Looks Promising
@shakeeb we will; Spartan (or whatever Microsoft decides to call it) will be the go-to browser for Windows 10 on desktop and mobile devices. Hopefully we see the next mobile build rolling out soon, though I can't say with certainty whether that version will include Spartan or not.
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