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The one thing Microsoft's Project Spartan browser needs to succeed


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There are lots of folks who use a browser on a Windows computer other than Internet Explorer (IE). But no one can use it on another OS like they can Firefox, Chrome, and other browsers. Here is one tech writer's view, and I agree, on what Spartan, the IE replacement, needs to succeed,




"Internet Explorer has its issues, but there is really just one thing Microsoft needs to do to drive adoption of the new Project Spartan web browser.


Microsoft recently revealed that it's officially ending Internet Explorer (IE) with the launch of Windows 10. The venerable IE will be replaced by the streamlined new Project Spartan browser. Many are ecstatic about the demise of IE, and some are skeptical that Project Spartan is anything more than IE with a new coat of paint. However, the one thing Project Spartan really needs to capture market share has little to do with the browser itself: it needs to be cross-platform.


Microsoft has already conceded the cross-platform war. Its recent strategy of offering OneNote, followed by the full Microsoft Office productivity suite, on iOS and Android mobile devices has been effective. Last week, it added its Office Lens app for iOS and Android to extend the ability to scan documents and whiteboards from a mobile device on rival platforms. It needs to adopt that same all-inclusive mindset with Project Spartan.


Project Spartan cannot be a Windows-only browser like IE. Microsoft needs to make Project Spartan for Mac OS X, Project Spartan for iOS, Project Spartan for Android--maybe even Project Spartan for Linux. Much of the value of a browser today lies in the ability to open a tab in the browser on your PC and pick up where you left off from your smartphone while you're on the go. People expect tabs, bookmarks, and even logins and passwords to be seamlessly synced. People want a browser experience that remains consistent no matter which device or platform they're on."


Much more in the article from TechRepublic here: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-one-thing-microsofts-project-spartan-browser-needs-to-succeed/?tag=nl.e101&s_cid=e101&ttag=e101&ftag=TRE684d531

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