Project Spartan Browser Now Available for Windows 10 Preview Build
Ever since Windows 10 was first announced, rumors surrounded the matter regarding the end of Internet Explorer as the only browser in for the new OS. Rumors that later turned out to be true. Microsoft sidelined the old browser, and introduced the brand new Project Spartan.
So far Spartan looks promising but we can’t say much about that until we actually use it. Which brings to the matter in hand, Spartan is now available to Windows 10 Preview users.
For those who don’t know, Microsoft released an early built of Windows 10 to its preview members for testing. Now, the company has released Spartan via an update for the preview members.
Spartan is a huge improvement over Internet Explorer. It’s fast, light, supports plenty of plugins but the coolest feature is the integration of Cortana AI.
There is no doubt Spartan will help MS bring back those who learned to live without IE. But most of all it will help the company portray the Internet through its prism.
However, Internet Explorer isn’t dead yet. Microsoft’s new OS will ship with both Spartan and IE11. Reports suggest that Spartan will be renamed before final release.
Spartan memory uses are also impressive. According to some tests, Google Chrome consumes 110.2 Mbytes with seven tabs open, while with the same amount of tabs Spartan uses only 27.9 Mbytes.
Having an itch to try out the new browser? You will have to do the following to get Spartan and Windows 10:
- Step 1: Go to insider.windows.com and click on ‘Join now’ button.
- Step 2: Once you are signed-up, click on the link for the ISO specific to your system setup. For example, English 64-bit (x64).
- Step 3: Once the ISO file is downloaded, copy it to a USB drive. You can also burn the ISO to a DVD. Also you will require an app like Microsoft’s Windows USB/DVD Download Tool to burn the ISO file to a flash drive.
- Step 4: With your USB flash drive or your DVD, boot up your PC and follow the on-screen instructions to install Windows 10.
Spartan will automatically download as an update once Windows 10 is installed.
If you any questions regarding the method, feel free to ask in the comments below.