(Tetue/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0)
(Tetue/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sam Sanders, NPR

(NPR.com)—Clippy will soon get a roommate in Microsoft heaven or hell, depending on your perspective. This week, Microsoft announced that it will phase out Internet Explorer, its much-maligned Web browser, beginning with Windows 10.

The news came at the Microsoft Convergence conference this week, where marketing chief Chris Capossela announced IE’s replacement: Project Spartan.

That’s still a code name and will likely change, but there are some things about Spartan that seem to be already set in stone. It will come with a personal Web assistant called Cortana, a special reading mode, a more streamlined layout and new annotation tools that work with keyboards or pens.



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