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  1. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    For those who have been following Gabe Aul and Joe B on Twitter, you would know how they always talked about "Project Spartan".

    Not anymore. Gabe calls the new browser Spartan. Just that. Even in the follow ups when others have mentioned Project Spartan, Gabe casually calls it Spartan.

    Maybe the name is here to stay?

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    Guytronic likes this.
    03-05-2015 06:15 PM
  2. DJCBS's Avatar
    I surely hope so because "Edge" is a terrible name. If I want something called "Edge" I ask Samsung for one of those new curved S6's.

    Besides, Spartan is a far more powerful name. It has a certain ring to it.
    EMINENT 1 and iamakii like this.
    03-05-2015 06:23 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    maybe they just drop the Project as a shorthand, considering the other guy does too.
    03-05-2015 06:25 PM
  4. jhoff80's Avatar
    You are aware there is a character limit on Twitter, right? ;)

    ​I don't know that I'd read too much into this. Personally though, I think Spartan is a terrible name. We'll see though.
    03-05-2015 06:25 PM
  5. Spectrum90's Avatar
    It's not a good name, and Aristotle wouldn't approve.
    03-05-2015 06:45 PM
  6. wpcontinue's Avatar
    Spartan is somehow.. gay.. if you know what i mean :D
    03-06-2015 02:02 AM
  7. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Spartan is a fantastic name! Majority of this community has approved in a poll!
    Guytronic and EMINENT 1 like this.
    03-06-2015 02:09 PM
  8. a5cent's Avatar
    As long as it's good, they can call it Mr. Potato Browser for all I care. Would certainly get some good press coverage. 😉
    Last edited by a5cent; 03-06-2015 at 10:11 PM.
    03-06-2015 02:26 PM
  9. Alain_A's Avatar
    I like the name Spartan...sounds like a warrior
    EMINENT 1 likes this.
    03-06-2015 10:16 PM
  10. F3rzz's Avatar
    I like the name.

    But I don't think it's official yet... Project is seven characters and a space... So eight precious reasons not to write them on twitter.
    03-06-2015 10:23 PM
  11. TheCudder's Avatar
    I vote Artemis as the new name...jk, .but really, I don't really care as long as its a great browser. And +1 on the shorthand....quit reading so deep into his posts.
    03-06-2015 10:24 PM
  12. arjunan's Avatar
    How about Epsilon? or Ealen?
    03-08-2015 07:36 AM
  13. anon(5843918)'s Avatar
    Spartan is great. There will be a good sense of continuity if Spartan continues to be the name. Also it won't confuse Windows 10 newcomers when it is released. So by keeping the name, it can only benefit windows 10 and msft
    03-08-2015 08:58 AM
  14. plot_almighty's Avatar
    Chances are that the Edge name is trademarked by Samsung for their new phones, and given the lawsuit happy nature of things lately, I wouldn't be surprised to see Samsung sue because Microsoft named their new browser Edge and claim it would cause "customer confusion".

    Also, given the tech press and their general hate for all things Microsoft, it wouldn't be a heartbeat before some article blasted them for trying to copy the "cool" factor of Samsung by adoption the Edge name for their new browser. It should stay Spartan in my opinion. So many positives associated with that name.
    iamakii and xandros9 like this.
    03-08-2015 02:16 PM
  15. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    I hope not. I would actually have to think actively what a browsers name is when I type internet explorer in the universal search. I think it will be confusing for a long time because I do not associate interent with spartan. I think many adults and people will run into this problem. There has to be at least a metadata label that associates the name Spartan with internet explorer. It's exactly the same issue with chrome.
    03-09-2015 05:57 AM
  16. iamakii's Avatar
    Spartan sounds fierce. Go get them Microsoft!
    F3rzz and EMINENT 1 like this.
    03-09-2015 06:04 AM
  17. Rezelius's Avatar
    I like Spartan as a name for the browser. Lean, mean Internet browsing machine. lol
    Plus it ties in with Cortana nicely.

    As far as people saying the name doesn't work because it sounds different or weird, how does Firefox, Chrome, or Safari sound any better as an Internet browser?
    03-12-2015 04:06 PM
  18. vicky geth's Avatar
    Check this link.. LOL ... I think the developer of this app is a google fanboy. Do check the hamburger button and the contents of that hamburger menu

    Project Spartan for Windows 10 | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    Project Spartan for Windows 10 | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    03-22-2015 02:39 PM
  19. xandros9's Avatar
    Check this link.. LOL ... I think the developer of this app is a google fanboy. Do check the hamburger button and the contents of that hamburger menu

    Project Spartan for Windows 10 | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    Project Spartan for Windows 10 | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    No, they're someone trying to capitalize on Spartan and Windows 10 with a bogus product.
    a5cent likes this.
    03-22-2015 03:03 PM
  20. someone2639's Avatar
    My sources indicate that Spartan will not be the final name, no mention of Explorer in the name, and Microsoft will be a part of the name. Since I know how much you love my sources (/s), I'll keep it as a rumor for now
    03-26-2015 06:47 PM

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