Microsoft Edge is running out: It’s time to switch browsers! It’s been over a year since Microsoft released the beta version of its Chromium-based Edge browser, abandoning the proprietary code it used previously.
Recall that Chromium is used as a base by various companies including Google (Chrome), Vivaldi, Opera, Yandex, Brave and others, to create their browsers. The source code was published as “open source” in 2008, concurrently with Google Chrome’s launch.
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Many users have been satisfied with the “new” Microsoft Edge experience over the past few months. So much so that some have found it even better than the more widely used Chrome, especially thru the point of view of memory consumption. This has allowed the Redmond company to acquire a lot of data, improve the product, and recently announced that Edge’s definitive switch based on Chromium would start next April.
Microsoft will permanently remove Edge’s old version from Windows 10 systems from April 13 via an update, replacing it with the Chromium-based counterpart. It has been there in news for some time now that the so-called Edge Legacy browser would no longer be supported from March 9 and now we also know when it will be abandoned altogether.
In practice, Chromium is shaping web browsing as we know it today, as it is monopolizing the browser market, forming the basis on which the most popular software for rendering Internet sites rest.
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In addition to the Windows operating system, Microsoft Edge is also available for macOS, Android, iOS and Linux. A few days ago, we also told you about the arrival of a new user interface for downloads and collections, which all users will surely appreciate.