Microsoft, having given up on its own core browser technology, has released test versions of its Edge browser built instead on the same foundations as Google’s Chrome.”In these first builds we are very much focused on the fundamentals and have not yet included a wide range of feature and language support that will come later,” said Joe Belfiore, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for Windows, in a blog post Monday. “You’ll start to see differences from the current Microsoft Edge including subtle design finishes, support for a broader selection of extensions and the ability to manage your sign-in profile.”For years, Microsoft had tried to reclaim some of its browser power by stripping away the legacy technology that hobbled Internet Explorer and releasing the modernized Edge instead. But it never caught on widely, and in December, Microsoft announced a plan to rebuild Edge on Chromium, the open-source underpinnings of Chrome that’s also used in several other browsers.You can download the software for Windows 10 computers from Microsoft’s Edge Insider site. Different versions of Chromium-based Edge can be installed and run side by side.The new version of Edge is based on Chromium, an open-source project run by Google. Other browsers that rely on… Read full this story
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