Windows 10: Microsoft confirms that Spartan will be in the next Windows 10 preview

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  1. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       05 Mar 2015 #41

    Davy49 said: View Post
    I like trying out new things..but at least in my case, one of my favorite pieces of software: https://lastpass.com/ doesn't work very well with IE 11 that's included with windows 10 tech. preview build # 9926, it seems to work normally though when I'm using firefox.
    David
    rmonroe36 said: View Post
    I have both FF (ver. 36) and Chrome (ver. 40) installed and both work very well with LastPass. Chrome is my default browser. I use IE-11 infrequently but LastPass also works fine without any issues so far.
    Rich
    Are both LastPass the free version?

    What version numbers?
    Free version on LastPass Available Downloads is 3.1.92
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  2. Posts : 261
    Windows 10 & Windows 10 Insider Program, Linux Mint 18, Zorin, elementary OS
       06 Mar 2015 #42

    Slartybart said: View Post
    Are both LastPass the free version?

    What version numbers?
    Free version on LastPass Available Downloads is 3.1.92
    Yes, both are free version 3.1.92

    Rich
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  3. Posts : 165
    Windows 8.1.1 64-bit
       08 Mar 2015 #43

    Internet Explorer has been seriously broken in Win 10 since the first build I tried (second release). It appears that no effort is being, or will be expended on fixing it. This 'Spartan' browser would no doubt be why, as MS is apparently killing-off IE for the final release of Win 10.

    Anyway, after being an IE user and staunch advocate since Win 7, I gave up in frustration with it recently and installed Opera for no other reason than that I use the mobile version on my Windows phone. I hadn't used the desktop version since the days of XP and IE6, so didn't know quite what to expect.

    The upshot is that, after familiarising myself with it for a while, it's rapidly become my favorite browser, and is now the default (I also use Firefox and TOR). It's fast, stable, has a small footprint, and has some very useful features and extensions. And it doesn't crash or lock up every ten minutes or less.

    'Spartan' would need to be anything but, if it wants to entice me back from Opera.


    Wenda.
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    Windows 10 Build 9926
       10 Mar 2015 #44

    I don't see what all the fuss is about a new browser. I guess I'll just wait and see. I'll probably still use Chrome or Firefox because they have the add ons I need.
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  5.    10 Mar 2015 #45

    jgradyc said: View Post
    I don't see what all the fuss is about a new browser. I guess I'll just wait and see. I'll probably still use Chrome or Firefox because they have the add ons I need.
    For me, at least, it's a new option that I can get from Windows and possibly not have to install a third party browser anymore. Now that would be nice and the idea of testing it will be fun.

    Jeff
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  6.    10 Mar 2015 #46

    I don't see anything special about any browser. They all do the same thing: you type the URL into a one-line address bar and it shows you the content of the website. These days, most of them do that reasonably fast. All of them have tabs and built-in search engines. All have some sort of pop-up blocking that does not really work. All use flash, java, silverlight and html5. Unless you are using some special add-ons, I don't see what's the big deal is about. Really, who cares whether the tab title bars are square or rounded, whether they are above or below the address bar. Firefox went through a dozen versions in the last couple of years without any significant changes, apart from the recent attempt to replace Skype by some sort of in-browser chat feature. Sure, there are some security improvements and so on, but this is all under the hood and a regular user has no way of knowing what's really going on there. Is there any reason to trust Mozilla or Microsoft more than Opera or Google? I personally don't see one.
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  7.    10 Mar 2015 #47

    It's just good to have options and I think it would be rather dull just to have a few browsers to chose from. IMO.
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  8. Posts : 141
    Windows 10 Pro Edition Build 15063.13
       10 Mar 2015 #48

    Hi All,
    As I have a LOT of various saved password's on many site's..I've really come to depend on LastPass software, it works pretty much 'flawlessly' for me. I'm even a premium member..by doing so I can use it on my android cell phone and android tablet.
    David
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       10 Mar 2015 #49

    unifex said: View Post
    I don't see anything special about any browser. They all do the same thing: you type the URL into a one-line address bar and it shows you the content of the website. These days, most of them do that reasonably fast. All of them have tabs and built-in search engines. All have some sort of pop-up blocking that does not really work. All use flash, java, silverlight and html5. Unless you are using some special add-ons, I don't see what's the big deal is about. Really, who cares whether the tab title bars are square or rounded, whether they are above or below the address bar. Firefox went through a dozen versions in the last couple of years without any significant changes, apart from the recent attempt to replace Skype by some sort of in-browser chat feature. Sure, there are some security improvements and so on, but this is all under the hood and a regular user has no way of knowing what's really going on there. Is there any reason to trust Mozilla or Microsoft more than Opera or Google? I personally don't see one.

    Actual unifex, some sites work better in other browsers. Banking sites are getting pickier on what browsers you can use. One of my banking sites requires I.E.
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  10. Posts : 324
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       10 Mar 2015 #50

    Apparently, web site programmers are getting smarter, at least we can hope so.

    Some sites that I go to regularly, used to demand I.E. to access all features and functions.
    But more recently I can access those sites, with all functions working, when I use Mozilla Firefox.

    The question was asked, "Is there any reason to trust Mozilla or Microsoft more than Opera or Google?"

    Well, almost a year ago, Google made it public that they would be gleaning information from our web searches, to use for their own purposes. (Google ads?) Since then I refuse to use any browser or search engine
    from Google. I can no longer trust them to have my best interests at heart.
    I use only Mozilla Firefox for my browser and "www(dot)ixquick(dot)com" for my Search Engine.
    They keep NO information from my web searches.

    Not nearly enough is said here or elsewhere, about "Safe Internet".
    For instance, does your router have UPnP enabled?
    Or is it enabled in your PC? It should be disabled in both locations!
    You can find out a lot more about that, at
    More specifically: https://www(dot)grc(dot)com/unpnp/unpnp.htm

    Be safe!
    TechnoMage
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