• With move to rebuild Edge atop Google's Chromium, Microsoft raises white flag in browser war

    4 days ago - By Computerworld

    After a years-long pummeling, Microsoft this week surrendered in the browser war, saying that it will junk Edge's home-grown rendering engine and replace it with Blink, the engine that powers Google's Chrome. With Edge pulling code from the Chromium project, the browser will also be able to run on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, as well as macOS. [ Further reading: Google's Chromium browser explained ]
    "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 kept quiet about the best part of moving Edge to Chromium

    4 days ago - By WMPoweruser

    Microsoft published an extensive FAQ on their plans to move the Edge browser from EdgeHTML to Google's Chromium rendering engine, but in the three thousand word article did not reveal the best benefit from the move to Chromium. Posting on Reddit however, Kyle Alden, Project Manager for Edge, revealed that the new Edge will indeed...
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