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H@mmy
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[email protected],
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3/31/2015 | 3:36:38 PM
Looks Promising
Spartan looks promising. I hope now it can ask the users " Make Spartan as your default browser" and users won't mind pressing yes.
Kelly22
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Kelly22,
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3/31/2015 | 3:47:14 PM
Re: Looks Promising
I hope so, too. I personally loved the Web Note feature -- very useful for sharing pages with friends and coworkers, making plans, etc.
ChrisMurphy
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3/31/2015 | 8:56:25 PM
Re: Looks Promising
I have a tough time getting fired up about browsers, but web note does seem like it might be very useful in a few situations. I wonder about the reading view, though -- most web ads don't bother me, and the few sites with really obnoxious ads I suspect won't support this feature. 
pcharles09
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pcharles09,
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3/31/2015 | 9:39:02 PM
Re: Looks Promising
@[email protected],

I think there's been a lot of damage done to make users switch away from IE. Spartan is going to have to be pretty revolutionary to make that shift back to MSFTs browser as default.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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3/31/2015 | 10:58:47 PM
Re: Looks Promising
@[email protected] - Finaly Microsoft decides to discontinue Internet Explorer. I am waiting to see how the new browser performs.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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3/31/2015 | 11:01:05 PM
Re: Looks Promising
Most internet browsers consume much resources, I havent seen that problem with Opera.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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3/31/2015 | 11:18:06 PM
Re: Looks Promising
@Kelly - Web note seems to be quite attractive, I am wondering if we would have a mobile version of this browser.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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3/31/2015 | 11:22:34 PM
Re: Looks Promising
@pccharles- Its not an easy task to bring back users to Microsoft. Microsoft will have to something extraordinary.
Kelly22
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Kelly22,
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4/1/2015 | 9:38:19 AM
Re: Looks Promising
Re: reading view, you're right. It doesn't work for a lot of major media outlets - InformationWeek, for example, doesn't support it. But it is pretty handy for blogs and such. It doesn't just weed out ads, it takes out unnecessary images as well.
Kelly22
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Kelly22,
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4/1/2015 | 9:43:00 AM
Re: Looks Promising
@shakeeb we will; Spartan (or whatever Microsoft decides to call it) will be the go-to browser for Windows 10 on desktop and mobile devices. Hopefully we see the next mobile build rolling out soon, though I can't say with certainty whether that version will include Spartan or not.
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