Microsoft confirms Edge to adopt open source Chromium code

Microsoft Guts Edge, Adds Chromium to Save Failing Browser

In a blog post written in response to the news about moving away from EdgeHTML, Beard says that, "by adopting Chromium, Microsoft hands over control of even more of online life to Google".

Microsoft on Thursday said it intends to use the open-source Chromium browser engine in the desktop version of its Edge browser, promising the two per cent of global internet users who favor Edge an improved web experience. In recent times, under the stewardship of Satya Nadella, the firm has warmed to open source to become one of the world's largest supporters of such projects, and here is another step down that avenue. Future versions of Edge would use Google's Chromium rendering engine, which powers a swathe of browsers, including Chrome and Opera. "We also expect this work to enable us to bring Microsoft Edge to other platforms like macOS".

Microsoft hopes that it will not only be able to attract new users on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac with a broader roll-out of Edge, but also that Web pages will be more stable, as Web developers will have one less model to adapt their websites to.

In case you're interested in trying out the newly-baked Edge, you'll need to wait for few months as the company intends to ship it sometime in 2019. As can be seen from caniuse.com, a website that shows which features are available in which browsers, there's still a lot of fragmentation and quirky browser behavior.

Microsoft's plan is to gradually gut its Edge browser by ripping out its EdgeHTML rendering and Chakra Javascript engines, and replace them with Google's V8 and Blink engines.

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Microsoft continues by saying that it will, in turn, become "significant contributor to the Chromium project". Belfiore said that improving its product for developers as well as consumers "requires that the web platform and the browser be consistently available to as many devices as possible". This email notification system apparently gives you access to "preview builds" of the web browser before they're released to the public as well.

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In this way the all-new version of the tech giant Microsoft's Windows, of course, Windows Lite will only have access to the tech giant Microsoft's own store (Microsoft Store) and will be focused on apps for education, an area where the tech giant Google's Chrome OS has been conquering its space.

While Google is understandably happy about the change, the CEO of Mozilla, Chris Beard, says it is bad for competition and will help to make Google even more powerful. "Google's dominance across search, advertising, smartphones, and data capture creates a vastly tilted playing field that works against the rest of us".

"That's what happened when Microsoft had a monopoly on browsers in the early 2000s before Firefox was released".

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