What version numbers?
Free version on LastPass Available Downloads is 3.1.92
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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