Microsoft has included the new "Project Spartan" web browser in the latest release of Windows 10 Technical Preview build for PCs, which is ready for testing. Project Spartan will be available across the Windows 10 device family. It is fast, compatible, and packs features enabling you to do things like write or type on a webpage. It’s a browser that is made for easy sharing, reading, discovery and getting things done online.
In the latest Windows 10 preview, you will see a bold new design for Project Spartan – one that is streamlined and puts the focus on the page, not the browser.
Project Spartan has features you have been possibly expected such as tabs and an address bar.
It includes Cortana, Microsoft's personal assistant helps you at the right moment, based on what she knows about the Web, about you and what you might be trying to do. She remains in the background but provides additional information when you need it. Cortana in Spartan is currently available in the US versions of this build, and available more broadly later.
With new inking capabilities, Project Spartan enables you to write or type directly on the page, comment on what’s interesting or clip what you want – then share this "Web Note" via mail, or a social network. Researching and collecting information from the Web is also easy, as you can save your notes directly to OneNote.
Project Spartan also features a new Reading List to collect everything you want to read, including the ability to save any webpage or PDF for access later, and an integrated, distraction-free Reading View that keeps you focused on the content.
Most importantly, Project Spartan’s new rendering engine is fast, more secure and more reliable.
If you are a Windows Insider and want to download the new Windows 10 build for a spin, have in mind that the latest preview is not a polished, ready-for-everyone release.
Project Spartan will be the default browser for all Windows 10 users. For a websites that were built to work with legacy technologies, Microsoft will make it easy for users to access those sites using Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10. Enterprises with large numbers of sites that rely on these legacy technologies can choose to make Internet Explorer 11 the default browser via group policy.