Microsoft is making available test versions of the first of its Chromium-based Edge browser builds. On April 8, Microsoft officially released the first Canary (updated daily) and Developer (updated weekly) Edge builds for 64-bit Windows 10. They are available for download from the Microsoft Edge Insider site by any interested parties. Beta-quality builds and promised builds for Windows 7, 8.1 and the Mac will come later, officials said. builds of Chromium-based Edge that leaked recently are advised to first uninstall the leaked builds before trying the ones released today.Even though the leaked Chromium-based Edge build worked fine on Windows 7 (ask me how I know), Microsoft is not releasing officially its Chromium-based Edge for Windows 7 yet. EdgeHTML, not Chromium) can just continue using the existing Edge browser for the foreseeable future; Microsoft has not said when the company plans to switch users off the current Edge browser. And users of Edge on iOS and Android won't be … [Read more...] about Microsoft releases first test builds of Chromium-based Edge for Windows 10
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I'm still getting used to living in a small town. This time, it's the neighbors. I've lived in much bigger cities where I never even met my neighbors during my entire residence there. Here, the neighbors are more sociable, sometimes bringing cookies or fudge, sometimes complaining about Windows, and sometimes offering tips on my power tool posture when fixing my porch.Also: Microsoft's Windows 7 has one year of free support leftIt's kind of delightful, in a "How did this happen to me?" kind of way. In any case, one neighbor came over to say "Hi" when I took Pixel pup outside, and then a guy from down the street who was walking by also decided to meander over for a visit. Neighbor One had asked my plans for the day, and I explained I was about to go in and start testing a review product using a Windows 10 VPN. That got him started on a rant about Microsoft, Windows, Amazon, Jeff Bezos' peccadillos, the President, whether Tilly is getting too much screen time on Star Trek, and then … [Read more...] about I like Windows 7: Why should I pay to move to Windows 10?
Microsoft is making a big shift to its strategy with Microsoft Edge, the default browser in Windows 10, and the successor to Internet Explorer. Microsoft is ditching its own web engine, and instead moving to the Google-created Chromium standard, which powers the market-leading Google Chrome. This could fix a big annoyance with Microsoft Edge, namely the fact that some websites don’t work properly in the browser. Microsoft Edge will also be released for Windows 7, Windows 8, and notably, Apple MacOS. It also means that Microsoft will work with Google and others to improve Chromium, meaning that some underlying Edge technology could start popping up in Chrome and other browsers. It’s official: Microsoft Edge, the default web browser on Windows 10, will be moving over in the next year to support the Google-born Chromium web engine. Edge was introduced in 2015 as the successor to Internet Explorer. … [Read more...] about Microsoft will release its first web browser for Apple’s Mac computers in 15 years as it makes a major change to its Microsoft Edge strategy
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 any web browser to have a chance at competing, it needs to be available in as many places as possible. As such, Microsoft is building a brand new browser for Edge that will be powered by Chromium and its Blink rendering engine, and it will be available as a Win32 program on Windows. A Mac version is also in the cards, but that will likely come later at an unspecified date. Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of Windows, Joe Belfiore said the following in a blog post: Microsoft Edge will now be delivered and … [Read more...] about Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Windows 7 and macOS
MICROSOFT is testing a rogue pop-up that warns users not to use web browsers from rivals. The notice appears for Windows users when they try to install the Google Chrome or Mozille Firefox browsers. Instead of completing your download, it prompts you to open Microsoft Edge, the default browser for Windows 10. The message reads: "You already have Microsoft Edge – the safer, faster browser for Windows 10." There's then a big blue button that says "Open Microsoft Edge" and a smaller grey button that says "Install anyway". Below that is a message that says "Don't want to be warned in the future? Open settings." It's a creepy tactic by Microsoft to get you to stick with its own browser – rather than run off to the competition. That's no surprise: just 4.24% of desktop PCs use Microsoft Edge, compared to 67.63% for Chrome and 10.97% for Firefox. Microsoft's dodgy pop-up was first spotted by The Verge, and later confirmed to The Sun. Speaking to The Sun, a Microsoft spokesperson … [Read more...] about Microsoft is warning users not to install rival Google Chrome or Firefox web browsers on Windows