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Spartan forecast: Browser of choice for 1 in 7 Windows users within a year

Gregg Keizer | March 27, 2015
One of every seven Windows PCs will be running Microsoft's new Project Spartan browser within a year of the firm launching Windows 10 this summer, according to historical data from a Web metrics company.

And if 75% of Windows 10 use Spartan as their primary browser because they fall in love with the new browser, its anticipated share would climb to 17.7%, or better than one-in-six Windows PCs. Combine the two scenarios — a sharper Windows 10 adoption rate and an unprecedented affection for Spartan — and the new browser's share would soar to 22.5%.

Microsoft has not yet given an official name to Project Spartan or added it in its entirety to Windows 10 Technical Preview. Both moves will reportedly be made at one of two impending conferences: Build, slated for April 29 to May 1 in San Francisco, or Ignite, set for May 4 to May 8 in Chicago.


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