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Posted by:

bigbear639
03 Apr 2015

Chrome and Firefox stink, constant crashes if it opens at all. I use Maxthon for many of my browsing when IE Crashes. Opera and Safari work well too.

Posted by:

Tom Van Dam
03 Apr 2015

Look out world, it sounds like another Windows 8 but in a browser format. I hope it isn't as stripped down as Windows 8 was from the usual interface we were used to. I personally don't like Google Chrome as it removed interfaces for me and made it so awkward that I refuse to use it. At least they are leaving IE11 in Windows 10 so I can go back to something familiar.

Posted by:

Jay
03 Apr 2015

I'm thinking that the name Spartan was chosen because Trojan was already taken. Or maybe it had just too many bad connotations.

Posted by:

Joe M
03 Apr 2015

I would be much happier if MS undid the screw-ups in IE, such as the disappearing vertical scroll-bar, the "hanging" minimize issue, and my all-time favorite screw-up, the auto-expanding of favorites tree when you try to add a new favorite. I am the proud "owner" of 13,809 favorites organized into 847 folders/subfolders that I've accumulated over 15 or so years!

Posted by:

Robert Kemper
03 Apr 2015

Thanks Bob, for that very informative article on
the coming new Spartan Browser. I'm probably one
of many looking forward to it.

Posted by:

Pat McCArthy
03 Apr 2015

I tried windows 8.1. if there was a download it crashed, if I turned it on, it crashed fairly often. It crashed 9 times in the 8 months I had it. we're talking a complete start from a new machine. I was able to get my money back from it and I'm back to windows 7 again., Spartan might be the greatest operating system in the world, but I'll wait for 5-10 years to try it.
windows 10, it's a patch, I use my computer in a small business and I need a dependable computer, I spend 2.5 hours on a nice man from the Philippines learning to use windows 8.1, that ain't going to happen again. Apple is sure looking good lately

Posted by:

Lee I
03 Apr 2015

Disappointed to hear that I will be losing vertical real estate in my browser. I've only been able to get the minimalist look in IE, and find it all around simpler to use than Chrome. I did away with Firefox years ago because it was so annoying to keep updated.

Microsoft: It's not necessary to have a big tool bar at the top of my browser! At least make it adjustable if you feel it has to be there.

Posted by:

Patrick
03 Apr 2015

Dear Bob

I read you every day and am constantly astonished by the sheer quantity of top-quality technical prose you produce.

You say "YES . . . spelling, punctuation, grammar and proper use of . . . are important".

Oh dear!In your fourth paragraph you write "The answer is comprised equally of past and future".

No, no, no! 'Comprised' does not work that way!

Correctly, you may write, either: "The answer comprises equally the past and the future",

OR

"The answer is composed equally of past and future".

Here endeth the lesson.

EDITOR'S NOTE : Sorry to argue the point, but Webster shows the usage in my text as a valid form.

Posted by:

Nigel
03 Apr 2015

Bob,
Rumors of IE's death have been greatly exaggerated... Microsoft says it is not releasing Spartan for Windows 7, Vista, XP, etc.
Personally, after skipping Windows 8 on my production computers, I am looking forward to Win 10, Spartan and all!

Posted by:

Herb
03 Apr 2015

IE has been 'dead to me' since I found Chrome, and Microsoft is going to have to somehow prove to me Spartan is better then Chrome before I'd go back to something from Microsoft.

Posted by:

Ezra Tita
03 Apr 2015

I have faith in Satya Nadella that he will not launch a 'half baked' product as Ballmer was known for (Vista, W8 and Zune).

Posted by:

GILBERT
03 Apr 2015

window??? now let me say Microsoft are thief they only think to make billions of profit but cannot yet come up with a very good window ,they flow the market with different formula 7,8, vista,10 etc but they did have window XP or was the best but to make more money they stop it??has far i am concern they should be sue for misleading the consumer .since i migrated to window 7 with a brand
new LAPTOP did have all the problems in the world slow ,black screen etc never ever had that problem with XP.

Posted by:

Lloyd Collins
03 Apr 2015

I like IE, and use it more than Google Chrome. Google says that their Browser is faster and more stable. Well...IE is faster and more stable to me. Google used to be, I just don't know what happened. Firefox, bloated resource hog, won't ever use it again. Here's hoping Spartan is better and I won't need Chrome.

Posted by:

TonyS
03 Apr 2015

Sorry Bob, Patrick is correct. American "English" seems to be going to pot with apostrophes being put before an 's' to turn the singular into the plural form. Try the Oxford English Dictionary.

Posted by:

Linda McDonald
03 Apr 2015

Love Your site Bob & I have definitely learned a lot, when I have time to read everything! Please, I'm confused, when is the change supposed to happen? I have Windows 7 with ie11. Will this change effect me?

Posted by:

Carole
03 Apr 2015

Microsoft's XP was the best software they ever created. Slowly they went down the tubes, first with Vista, Window's 7 (is so so), Windows 8 and 8.1, you can have them both. I am wondering what kind of disaster they are going to come up with next with Windows 10 and the same applies to Spartan.

Posted by:

dave J
04 Apr 2015

>>

OK Bob, but remember Webster has been dead for years now.............grin.......jus pullin' yor laig.

Posted by:

sky
04 Apr 2015

Bob - what is going on? You always were in sync with me in your viewpoints, but now you've made a drastic change in your value system: it strted with the all-in-one, how can you logically recommend such an "all-your-eggs-in-one-basket" hazard? And now, and now.. you really can't think when it would be useful to be able to annotate a page in a browser? I think I must be misreading.. but I'm so shocked I can't force myself to risk reading it again only to find out that there is no error, and that is what you wrote.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Such drama! So you don't like all-in-one printers? Fine... I have had mine for 8 years, and it's still going strong. And if you enjoy annotating web pages, go for it. I guess I'm just not an annotater.

Posted by:

Snert
04 Apr 2015

Thank you for this information. I am not a fan of MS because I feel they are after the money - first - customer satisfaction comes last. Microsoft can go P up o a weed.

Posted by:

Doug
04 Apr 2015

#1-"comprises" is correct
#2-I will try Win 10 if available for Win 7, however, I hope they allow an escape hatch back to Win 7, (I usually go back and forth a few times before I stick to a new windows).

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