First of all, this is possibly the shortest title we have ever made at PC Perspective. I guess I win something? Either way, WinBeta claims that Microsoft has finally said, on the record, that the Internet Explorer branding will not be applied to Project Spartan. The quote is from Chris Capossela, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Microsoft.
And Web Developers say…?
We’re now researching what the new brand, or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10," said Capossela. "We’ll continue to have Internet Explorer, but we’ll also have a new browser called Project Spartan, which is codenamed Project Spartan. We have to name the thing.
This quote still seems a little vague for me. While it clearly separates “the new brand” from “Internet Explorer”, it does not definitively say that Project Spartan will not be derived from it (pardon the double-negative). Of course, I think it is safe to say that it will be a wholly new brand, but I don't think this quote changes anything.
By the way, may I recommend “PhoIEnix”? I'm pretty sure no-one tried that name for a web browser before being immediately disputed by Phoenix Technologies. Wow, that's oddly specific to not be a reference to anything, at all, ever…
FireFox: SHUT UP!
Oh goodness. Continue to have
Oh goodness. Continue to have Internet Explorer?!? Please don’t tell me they think releasing an OS with two internet browsers is a good idea. It will be worse than the IE app and IE application in Windows 8…
According to Mary Jo Foley
According to Mary Jo Foley Spartan uses a forked version of Microsoft’s Trident rendering engine, known as EdgeHTML.dll.
Correct. Who said it didn’t?
Correct. Who said it didn't?
No one. Just adding more
No one. Just adding more info. 🙂
Ah okay. Thought I was
Ah okay. Thought I was unclear. Honestly, I expect Edge will be DX12. Seems like the most logical reason to bite the bullet and remove all that non-standards crap.
Well a browser is still a
Well a browser is still a trivial piece of software, no?
no matter how good they make
no matter how good they make it IE will get trashed talked till the end of time.
just like how people still say M$.
People use the “$” to
People use the “$” to indicate monopoly, and M$ has a monopoly in the PC/laptop OS market around 89%. So M$ should have been broken up decades ago! For sure If M$ had been broken up with the OS division as a separate company a lot of this foolish UI antics would have been avoided, and there would be separate enterprise and consumer/mobile OSs, and the OSs themselves would not have had IE, and other software/bloatware baked into the OS.
IE was and is a pile of bloated crap, and worse is the baking of the IE objects/code into the windows OS. I’ll bet that if M$ was broken into separate companies that the overall market cap of the individual companies would be twice what M$, as a single entity, is worth today. The stock holders would be given shares of the parts equal to their percentage of shares in a original company. The same increased market valuation happened with the Standard Oil Trust after it was broken up into many smaller parts, and the breakup more than doubled John D. Rockefeller’s net worth. M$ currently is still a big bloated management heavy company, and is so inefficient that being broken up would make the parts that became new companies better at their specific tasks, with much leaner management structures. Look at all of Ballmer’s fiascos, and the billions they cost the M$ stockholders, and 8.* and TIFKAM is not fully scrubbed out of windows 10, it’s one step forward and 2 steps back under the current bloated behemoth of a company, and still they are trying to bake all that unnecessary bloat into the OS. Ballmer may be gone but so much useless fat still remains!
While your ability to quote
While your ability to quote wikipedia is excellent, your conclusions lack critical thinking skills or any actual understanding of history.
Stand Oil’s dominance of the market resulted in the cheapest cost of oil FOR CONSUMERS ever seen in the history of the market – actual and adjusted for inflation. Prices FOR CONSUMERS went up after the breakup and never returned. Rockefeller prided himself on providing the cheapest possible oil to the entire globe in order to advance technology and to provide every human being with the most basic luxury: light.
You’re that guy in the big
You’re that guy in the big yellow prophylactic, trying to justify the destruction of many a small business by J. D’s goon squads. And It’s proven that the only thing that produces low prices is competition. Prices of oil went up as a result of supply and demand, what with the popularity of the automobiles, and the introduction of the assembly line production of said automobiles. That and trains and shipping switching over from coal/steam powered propulsion to diesel, and fuel oil/internal combustion, ditto for home heating and such. “every human being with the most basic luxury”, your usage is incorrect it’s “every human being with the most basic essentials” heating and such. Luxury/s by definition is not essential for existence. You are most definitely an apologist for the M$s and the Comcasts of the world, but your bent reasoning and uneducated in macro/micro economics slipups shows right through. More examples of you post hoc fallacies, and total lack of inductive and deductive reasoning skills. Competition is what produces the lowest prices to be had in a market where supply and demand will always cause price fluctuations, one simply needs to reference the current price fluctuations of oil to see examples of the supply and demand curve.
Standard OIL was around at the beginning of the OIL(fossil oil) market, and with any market just beginning prices relative to demand will always have a low starting point, and there lies the basis for another one of your ad hoc fallacies(In economics this time).
Stand Oil reference? Wow, I
Stand Oil reference? Wow, I haven't seen such an amazing man built out of straw in a long time.
Probably true. The biggest
Probably true. The biggest thing is always getting people to change. I started using chrome because it WAS so light-weight when it arrived. Hundreds of back-ground updates later and it’s a MEMORY WHORE! and I’ve heard that the other browsers have gotten lighter, but I still keep using chrome. S
As I am no longer in the St-Paddy’s day whiskey clouds I was when I wrote that silly joke, I’ll say I’m glad that M$ is doing this, at some-point you have to stop updating and fixing and just start over, very very cool.
Sign of success for a browser:you dont even notice it’s there, no complaints, no problems, just “I hit the internet button on my screen and the internet comes up”
You are always in a cloud,
You are always in a cloud, and every day is St-Paddy’s day for you. That pickled organ in your midsection will not last much longer, and critical thinking skills where never your strong point.
thanks for coming, don’t
thanks for coming, don’t forget to tip your waitress.
I can sense that you’re
I can sense that you're joking. Still, they're some of the most complicated pieces of software in existence.
hah, yea joking, It’s one of
hah, yea joking, It’s one of those Gates quotes from the 90’s. “A browser is a trivial piece of software”. Back in Windows 95 days there was no default browser installed with windows, you had to get one from a second source and IE-1.0 was only available if you bought “Microsoft Plus!” Then OEMs got a little $ to install Netscape on most systems, so ONCE UPON A TIME A BROWSER WAS BLOATWARE!!! Then IE became part of the windows install package, so Netscape sued and the rest is common knowledge history.
sigh…. so micro wonders
sigh…. so micro wonders will have a browser that is more compliant- so it will talk of how much it “innovated” the space, and “maximized” some other doohicky…
i’m bored already
Should be named “Microsoft
Should be named “Microsoft interten”.
Hooray. No more explaining
Hooray. No more explaining to users the difference between Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.
What about the Name for the
What about the Name for the new browser respectively called just
other names come to mind like
“Nova” meaning new
just throwing it out there