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Microsoft Edge will switch to Chromium and may even come to macOS in 2019

4 days ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

In what comes as a welcome sign of submission from Microsoft, the company on Thursday confirmed it will adopt the open source Chromium platform next year in the development of its Edge browser. That's the same platform powering Google's Chrome, which just so happens to be the most popular browser on the planet.
In the end, this is a move that will benefit all parties involved. Average users will find Edge to be more compatible than ever before. Web developers won't have to worry about testing their sites on yet another platform. And the Chromium project will be far more robust with a team...
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Microsoft Guts Edge, Adds Chromium to Save Failing Browser

Microsoft Guts Edge, Adds Chromium to Save Failing Browser

4 days ago   |   By Tom's Guide

Edge may keep its name, but changes in 2019 will change the engine that powers the browser, a move to keep Microsoft's browser relevant.
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Google and Mozilla reacts to Chrome-powered Edge announcement

Google and Mozilla reacts to Chrome-powered Edge announcement

4 days ago   |   By WMPoweruser

Today Microsoft confirmed the leaks that they will be using Google's Chromium web rendering engine for the Edge browser, and would be contributing their developer expertise to evolving the Chromium and other open source web engines. VentureBeat has asked Google and Mozilla, the non-profit behind the Firefox browser, what they thought of the announcement. Not...
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Google welcomes Microsoft's move to Chromium

Google welcomes Microsoft's move to Chromium

4 days ago   |   By The Verge

Microsoft is moving its Edge Windows browser to Google's open source Chromium rendering engine. The move will mean Edge will be far more compatible with websites, but Microsoft will also be able to contribute to the underlying code of the Chrome browser and ensure it improves on Windows 10. Google has welcomed Microsoft's move in a statement to The Verge .
“Chrome has been a champion of the open web since inception and we welcome Microsoft to the community of Chromium contributors,” says a Google spokesperson. “We look forward to working with Microsoft and the web standards community to...
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Microsoft's Going to Rebuild Edge With Google's Chromium

4 days ago   |   By Tom's Hardware

Microsoft revealed plans to use Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome, to rebuild its Edge browser on Windows 10.
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Google gains power over web as Microsoft rebuilds Edge browser on Chrome tech - CNET

4 days ago   |   By CNET

Google's Chrome project will now become that much more dominant.
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Microsoft Edge embraces open-source Chromium code, plans move to Windows 7, 8, and Macs

Microsoft Edge embraces open-source Chromium code, plans move to Windows 7, 8, and Macs

4 days ago   |   By PC World

Microsoft is overhauling its struggling Edge browser in pretty much every way over the next year. The proprietary EdgeHTML engine underpinning the browser will be abandoned in favor of the Chromium code used by Google's Chrome and several other browsers. After the shift, Microsoft plans to end Edge's Windows 10 desktop exclusivity by bringing it to Macs and older versions of Windows. “Peopleusing Microsoft Edge will experience improved compatibility with all websites, while getting the best-possible battery life and hardware integration on all kinds of Windows devices,” Joe Belfiore...
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Microsoft Edge Chromium rumor just confirmed

Microsoft Edge Chromium rumor just confirmed

4 days ago   |   By SlashGear

This morning Microsoft confirmed that the rumors were, indeed, true, that they'd be working with the Chromium open source project for Microsoft Edge. “Today we're announcing that we intend to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility for our customers and less fragmentation of the web for...
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Microsoft's Edge to morph into a Chromium-based, cross-platform browser

4 days ago   |   By ZDnet

Microsoft is going to remake its Edge desktop browser by using Chromium components and by bringing it to Windows 7, 8.1 and macOS, in addition to Windows 10.
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Microsoft Edge: What went wrong, what's next

4 days ago   |   By ZDnet

Microsoft's grand browser experiment flopped in the marketplace, so the company is turning to an unlikely successor: the open-source Chromium project. Can it succeed where EdgeHTML failed?
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Confirmed: Microsoft moving to Chromium-compatible web platform for Microsoft Edge on the desktop

4 days ago   |   By WMPoweruser

As we reported early this week, Microsoft today confirmed that it is going to adopt the Chromium for Microsoft Edge on the desktop. Microsoft believes that this move will create better web compatibility for customers and less fragmentation for web developers. As part of this move, Microsoft will also start contributing to the Chromium project....
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Microsoft Edge is officially switching to Chromium in 2019 - here's why that's a good thing

Microsoft Edge is officially switching to Chromium in 2019 - here's why that's a good thing

4 days ago   |   By The Next Web

It's a new era for Microsoft. After dominating the early web with Internet Explorer and struggling to reach the same prominence with Edge, the company today announced it will be transitioning its browser to a Chromium-based platform in 2019. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. But Microsoft doesn't just see the move as a case of giving in to the competition. By incorporating Google's Chromium into Edge on the desktop, along with other sweeping changes being announced today, the company aims to improve its browser in a way that wasn't feasible before. If you ask me, it's a good...
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Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Windows 7 and macOS

Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Windows 7 and macOS

4 days ago   |   By Windows Central

Edge is going truly cross-platform, as Microsoft announces plans to bring it to Windows 7, Windows 8, and macOS.
As Microsoft announces plans to rebuild Edge from the ground up, the company also said it plans to bring its new version of Edge to older versions of Windows, including Windows 7, and Windows 8, in an effort to make Edge available to more markets. In addition, Microsoft will introduce a version of Edge for macOS, making Edge a true cross-platform browser.
Microsoft is revitalizing its commitment to Edge with this move, as it wants the world to take its web browser seriously. For...
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Microsoft confirms it's rebuilding Edge from the ground up using Chromium

Microsoft confirms it's rebuilding Edge from the ground up using Chromium

4 days ago   |   By Windows Central

Edge UWP is no more, as Microsoft commits to rebuilding it from the ground up as a desktop app, this time powered by Chromium.
Microsoft today confirmed plans to rebuild its Edge browser using Chromium, in a move designed to improve web performance and app availability across platforms. Windows Central reported earlier about the shift in strategy and now it is official.
Rebuilding a web browser from the ground up is no small feat, but Microsoft says it is committed to providing the best web browsing experience on Windows. A developer preview of this new version of Edge should be ready in...
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Microsoft Edge browser and Chromium FAQ: What you need to know

Microsoft Edge browser and Chromium FAQ: What you need to know

4 days ago   |   By Windows Central

You have questions about the upcoming changes to Microsoft's Edge browser, and we have answers.
With news that Microsoft is officially changing its Edge browser from EdgeHTML to one based on the open-source Chromium Project , there are many questions about what it all means.
What is Chromium? How is it different than Google Chrome? Can the browser be updated without the OS? All of these questions and many more are answered in our new Edge and Chromium frequently-asked questions roundup.
Is Microsoft killing its Edge browser?
No. Microsoft Edge is sticking around and will have the same name...
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