What is Project Spartan and Does It Even Matter?

When you hear the word “Spartan” you undoubtedly think of fierce warriors facing impossible odds against the Persians at the Battle of Thermopylae. You think of a time when battles were won and lost by the blade of a sword. You think of the movie 300 and start to wonder if it’s streaming on Netflix yet or still only available by DVD. You think of Microsoft. What?

Project Spartan is the latest offering by Microsoft in it’s attempt to regain the browser dominance that it once enjoyed. It’s billed as a completely redesigned browser that will be included in the upcoming release of the Windows 10 operating system. Now we know you may be thinking “Just another Internet Explorer with a shiny new name” but you may be surprised. Spartan is built with speed and reliability in mind. It uses a completely different rendering engine than Internet Explorer, supports extensions and comes packed with a set of revamped developer tools to make us geeks drool.

It’s important to note that Project Spartan is still in development and hasn’t been released to the masses yet but that shouldn’t stop you from being excited. This is a truly new offering from Microsoft in the browser arena that has the potential to become a fierce warrior in the ongoing battle of the browsers.

Wanna know more about Project Spartan? Head on over to Smashing Magazine to get all the details. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/01/26/inside-microsofts-new-rendering-engine-project-spartan/

Wanna know more about the Battle of Thermopylae? Head on over to Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Thermopylae

Written by Brandon E.