Microsoft is replacing Edge with its own Chrome browser

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That new browser is said to now carry the codename Anaheim, and will replace Edge as the default browser for Windows 10. The fact that Chromium is an open-source project might somewhat assuage that fear.

Codenamed Anaheim, this updated software could be powered by Chromium which would help website behave much more like they do when using Chrome. This initiative could also pave the way for development of the new Chromium-based browser. This would be especially handy for Windows 10 S users, who are unable to download and install new browsers from the web, and would make design and special features the only difference between Google and Microsoft's browser. I'm sure many will still choose to stick with their browser of choice, but it will be great to see if Microsoft can finally compete with the likes of Google, Mozilla, and Opera.

MICROSOFT IS reported to be planning to give up on its Edge browser in favour of a replacement based on Chromium, the open source version of Google Chrome.

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However, it struggled in the face of competition, and in May 2012 it was announced that Google's Chrome overtook Internet Explorer as the most used browser worldwide. In 1995, Microsoft launched Internet Explorer and started bundling it with Windows in order to snatch away market share from the then-dominant browser, Netscape.

"Part of our strategy with EdgeHTML is to build an engine that, instead of replicating (and, in some senses, competing with) the underlying platform, integrates and works with it to deliver the best possible security, accessibility, battery life, interactivity, just pure raw performance on that platform".

While these images are understood to only be mock-ups at the current time, Microsoft's decision to modernise the look of Windows 10 in the long term is clear. A separate report this week by Brad Sams claimed that Microsoft is working on a "Lite" version of Windows that would serve as an instant-on, browser-centric alternative to Chromebooks. Are you ready to ditch Chrome for a similar browser made by Microsoft?

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