Microsoft has release their new browser Spartan with newest Windows 10 preview build 10049. I’ve installed new Windows 10 Technical preview build 10049 and you can find the Spartan browser pinned to Windows 10 Taskbar !! As you can see in the below picture. Icon of Spartan is similar to globe. I don’t think, that is great or innovative ICON for a great browser 🙁 I’ve some other post which explains some more about Spartan “Windows 10 Spartan The New Internet Browser is Suspended“
When you click on Spartan browser, it gives me a look and feel of Windows 10 modern or Windows universal applications. See below… I’ve noticed that the temp files of Spartan browser is stored in the user profile. In My case temp location for Spartan was the following. I would perform further research on what type of dats is stored @”C:/Users/Anoop/AppData/Local/Packages/microsoft.windows.spartan_cw5n1h2txyewy/AC/#!001/Spartan/“
The above look of new browser Spartan will change to almost normal browser after launching the default website called “Project Spartan“. As Microsoft showed in the demo we can edit and put comments on the live websites and save or share it if you want. Tool for editing works very well in my testing.
Microsoft didn’t forget to give the Windows Universal app/settings feel in Spartan Internet browser settings as well. I’m loving it !! You can see options to enable and disable Cortana in the settings. But for India, Cortana is still not enabled. So I don’t have option to enable or disable Cortana in Spartan browser. What is the version of Spartan browser? So, you can also see mentioned in the settings Project Spartan version 0.10.10049.0 !
Press F12 to launch developer tools from Spartan browser, you can see all those details there. Like performance, coding, Console, Memory, Network etc….. I felt like, this part is something similar to chrome 🙂 But better !!
Reading View in Spartan browser is also excellent, you feel like reading a PDF of word document without any distractions of side bars 🙂 I tried F3 search in Spartan and it works well.
Google + Plus works well with Spartan browser!! No issues that I’ve seen.
I’ve done editing of this post with Spartan. So, WordPress editing works well with Spartan browser.
When you select one word or sentence in Spartan browser and do a right click you can see one new option called “Ask Cortana“