Google accepts Microsoft’s shift to Chromium, but Mozilla doesn’t

Microsoft Guts Edge, Adds Chromium to Save Failing Browser

It would seem that Chromium, using the rendering engine known as Blink, will be used to build a new Windows 10 web browser.

Edge for the desktop now just runs on Windows 10, but the promise of bringing Edge to all supported Windows versions suggests that Microsoft will build it for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, too, as well as associated Windows Server products. Chromium is the foundation of Google Chrome, though the open source project is distinct from the company-owned browser.

Microsoft says a preview build of the new Chromium-based Edge will be available "in early 2019", but was not quite ready to share an exact release date or timetable.

Belfiore also notes that this change means "Edge will now be delivered and updated for all supported versions of Windows and on a more frequent cadence". The company hopes the move to Chromium will help make the web much more of a consistent experience for users and web developers.

Today Microsoft has officially announced it is going to abandon its EdgeHTML and Chakra scripting engines, and move to Chromium for their first-party web browser, Microsoft Edge.

If you're the type who likes to get eyes on beta versions of software before it hits the masses, there's also an Insider Program for the Edge browser.

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Gosling, who starred as Neil Armstrong in " First Man ", was left out of the best actor in a drama category this year. Then again, the HFPA also snubbed him for the first "Creed" as well (Stallone won that year for the film ).

Microsoft Edge is getting the nearly same fate of Explorer browser though the name "Edge" can continue in the further developed versions. For accessibility, the company wants to add Microsoft UI Automation interfaced directly to the Chromium codebase in order to support Windows assistive implementations like Narrator and bring integration with Windows Ease of Access settings.

Edge was never a popular browser, and at the time of writing commands just 4.34 percent of the market, according to NetMarketShare. Its immediate priorities include porting Chromium to ARM-based Windows PCs, among other projects.

Chrome 71 is now available for Windows, Mac and Linux with the Android and iOS versions arriving in the comings weeks.

Microsoft has given Edge numerous advantages in the war on retention. But as of today, Edge only has a 4 percent share of the U.S. browser market, according to StatCounter. That's what happened when Microsoft had a monopoly on browsers in the early 2000s before Firefox was released.

Yesterday, in a post on Reddit linking to the Belfiore announcement, one redditor wasn't overly impressed, which prompted a response from Kyle Alden, Microsoft's Edge Project Manager.

Why you should stop pointing and clicking your way around an interface and instead Vivaldi's new Quick Commands feature. "We recognize that making the web better on Windows is good for our customers, partners and our business - and we intend to actively contribute to that end".

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