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Microsoft Edge Will Replace Internet Explorer in Windows 10

By    |   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 12:28 PM

Microsoft Edge will be the name of the web browser application replacing Internet Explorer in Windows 10, according to news out of the annual Microsoft Build program in San Francisco on Wednesday.

While Microsoft hasn't given an official date, CNET.com last month quoted Lisa Su, CEO of Advance Micro Devices, as saying the company will unveil Windows 10 sometime in late July.

Once known as Project Spartan, Microsoft Edge will be part of that rollout, noted CNET.com.

"The most notable is the browser's official name -- Spartan will now be known as Microsoft Edge, as it's on the cutting edge of what consumers and creators want to do on the Web," reported Dan Ackerman of CNET.com.

"One of the newest updates to the renamed browser is a new page layout for new tabs, which creates what looks and feels like a customized home page complete with links and thumbnails of the websites you visit frequently, Web-based apps you use and personalized information pulled from Cortana," Ackerman wrote. "Popular extensions for the Chrome and Firefox browsers will also turn up on Edge, as these can now be re-purposed for Edge with what Microsoft says are 'just a few changes.'"

The Associated Press reported that Microsoft's interest in getting developers to adapt Apple and Android apps for Windows 10 is an industry change. Before each company had held to its own differences in their software platforms, but Microsoft Edge appeared to be moving in another direction by allowing Chrome and Fixefox extensions.

Jon Fingas of Engadget.com wrote that while some things, like Microsoft Edge's "minimalist look" has not changed from Project Spartan, there will be some new bells and whistles not previously disclosed.

"You'll also get a new tab page that shows both other websites as well as handy info like weather, and Microsoft is now making it easier for developers to port extensions from other browsers (such as Chrome)," Fingas wrote. "Yes, the folks in Redmond are largely using the Edge name to distance their latest browser from Internet Explorer's less-than-stellar reputation, but you have to admit that the new branding is decidedly catchier."

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