Microsoft to replace Edge with Chromium-based browser?

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 04 2018 @ 12:48 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Microsoft ditched the infamous Internet Explorer in favor of Edge and now it looks the latter may soon disappear as well. Windows Central picked up word that Microsoft is throwing in the towel with EdgeHTML and is now developing a new browser beased on Google's Chromium rendering engine.
Because of this, I'm told that Microsoft is throwing in the towel with EdgeHTML and is instead building a new web browser powered by Chromium, a rendering engine first popularized by Google's Chrome browser. Codenamed Anaheim, this new web browser for Windows 10 will replace Edge as the default browser on the platform, according to my sources who wish to remain anonymous. It's unknown at this time if Anaheim will use the Edge brand or a new brand, or if the user interface between Edge and Anaheim is different. One thing is for sure, however; EdgeHTML in Windows 10's default browser is dead.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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