Microsoft today confirmed the rumors that have been swirling all week. As part of a sweeping change to one of the flagship components of Windows 10, it will rebuild its Microsoft Edge browser from the ground up, ripping out its proprietary EdgeHTML rendering engine and replacing it with the open-source Chromium code base. Yes, that Chromium. The same one that's at the heart of archrival Google's Chrome browser. My colleague Mary Jo Foley has the details here: "Microsoft's Edge to morph into a Chromium-based, cross-platform browser." It's an extraordinary capitulation from Microsoft, which has spent nearly four years and a staggering amount of engineering effort on a quixotic campaign to convince Windows 10 users to ditch their current browser in favor of Microsoft Edge.Also: Windows-as-a-service fail: Microsoft keeps customers in the dark That effort was doomed to fail, because of a series of strategic mistakes. So what makes Microsoft think that they can convince the world … [Read more...] about Microsoft Edge: What went wrong, what’s next
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Dec 05, 12:04 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Corazon Victorino 01/26/17 AT 10:04 AM As it turns out, Microsoft did not oversell its replacement for Internet Explorer. The Microsoft Edge browser has recently been found to live up to its tagline as the “faster, safer browser for Windows 10.” In fact, the relatively new program from the Redmond giant was found to be the safest browser when compared to its biggest rivals, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. NSS Labs, the leading information security company in the world, published a report about web browsers this week. The report focused on how malware could penetrate computers through the program. As such, the company emphasized how the web browser should serve as the first line of defense against malware. The study was conducted in a span of 14 days — from Sept. 26, 2016 to Oct. 9, 2016. The main goal was to identify the … [Read more...] about How Safe Is Microsoft Edge Compared To Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox?
Microsoft is making available the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, which also includes a new version of Microsoft Edge that delivers a new set of features and improvements. Although with version 1809, the built-in web browser won't significantly change the way you surf the internet, there are a bunch of new tweaks and several new features that should improve the overall user experience. For instance, alongside the visual changes and subtle Fluent Design implementations, the browser now gets new features to authenticate without password and control media autoplay in websites. Reading View, PDF, and EPUB support receive a number of improvements, and a lot more. In this Windows 10 guide, we'll highlight the most worthy changes that you're getting with Microsoft Edge in the October 2018 Update. Microsoft Edge new features and enhancements In Microsoft Edge version 44 with EdgeHTML 18, the browser is introducing the following changes: Fluent Design and UI Microsoft Edge continues to evolve, … [Read more...] about What’s new with Microsoft Edge for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update
The Tuesday updates for Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge force those browsers to flag SSL/TLS certificates signed with the aging SHA-1 hashing function as insecure. The move follows similar actions by Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox earlier this year.Browser vendors and certificate authorities have been engaged in a coordinated effort to phase out the use of SHA-1 certificates on the web for the past few years, because the hashing function no longer provides sufficient security against spoofing.SHA-1 (Secure Hash Algorithm 1) dates back to 1995 and has been known to be vulnerable to theoretical attacks since 2005. The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has banned the use of SHA-1 by U.S. federal agencies since 2010, and digital certificate authorities have not been allowed to issue SHA-1-signed certificates since Jan. 1, 2016, although some exemptions have been made -- for example, for outdated payment terminals.A hash function like SHA-1 is used to calculate an … [Read more...] about Microsoft finally bans SHA-1 certificates in Internet Explorer, Edge
Edge is Microsoft's latest internet browser. It's part of the Windows 10 operating system and also available for iPhone and Android devices. Edge is coming to the iPad in due course, too. It first debuted in 2015 under the codename Project Spartan.Here's what you need to know about it.What's the difference between Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer? Microsoft Edge replaces Internet Explorer as the default browser on Windows, including laptops, smartphones, tablets, and hybrids. Windows 10 still includes Internet Explorer for backwards compatibility, but it's icon isn't present on any of the menus - you have to search for it. Microsoft Edge is a universal Windows app, so you'll be able to download and update it from the Store.What does the Microsoft Edge logo look like?Microsoft Edge's logo is stylised as a lowercase "e" and looks very similar to the Internet Explorer logo. Most Windows users know that clicking an "e" icon will open a web browser, so maintaining … [Read more...] about What is Microsoft Edge? The lowdown on Microsoft’s Windows 10 browser