Project Spartan was a strong, commanding name, one that elicited respect and leadership. But rather than stick with that codename for the consumer release, Microsoft on Wednesday announced the official name of its new browser: Microsoft Edge.
During its BUILD conference, Joe Belfiore talked about why the company went with that name, saying it’s on the “cutting edge” of the Internet. Oh, gotcha. Edge is Microsoft cleaner, more powerful Web browser—one that ditches the memory of IE and brings Microsoft into a newer, more advanced Internet.
We got our hands on the browser in an early Technical Preview of Windows 10, so check that out to see the browser in action. Mark on Web pages, play with Cortana, and get an all around more minimal browsing experience.
Start training your brain now; it’s not Project Spartan, it’s Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Edge. Even Joe Belfiore seems to like the older Spartan name, mistakenly referring to Edge as Spartan while talking about it onstage.