Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to macOS

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Microsoft confirmed earlier rumors that it will be rebuilding Edge on the Chromium platform.

Interesting from the perspective of a Windows user is that the new Edge won't be Windows 10 exclusive anymore. Chromium is the foundation of Google Chrome, though the open source project is distinct from the company-owned browser.

Belfiore also promised that IT departments will see better Web app compatibility on Windows systems. The company has invested a great deal of time and money building and promoting its EdgeHTML engine, and now it's all for naught. Despite trying to keep up, only 4% of the web users depend on Edge while 68% still use Chrome. But that hasn't stopped many Windows 10 users from installing Chrome, Firefox, or other alternative browsers so they won't have to use this era's Internet Explorer. Vulnerabilities in the open source project may affect a broader set of browsers and innovations developed for Safari and Firefox may not be adopted elsewhere.

However, still we don't have much concrete information about this new version of Windows OS of the tech giant Mircosoft, but everything points to the tech giant Microsoft might be preparing to release this new version of Windows in the near future which is named as Windows Lite as we told earlier and not only that even this new version of Windows should be created to compete directly with the tech giant Google's well-known operating system, of course, I am talking about none other than the ChromeOS. Microsoft's new direction suggests that it will scrap the use of its EdgeHTML rendering engine.

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Chromium is an open source project much in the same way - though not in exactly the same way - as AOSP, the Android Open Source Project. It will also be bringing the browsers to more platforms, including Windows 7, 8 and macOS. The browser should also work on macOS, but Belfiore seemed less certain about that. Microsoft plans to focus on performance and battery life while building the new browser.

"Microsoft has lost the battle with Chrome, just like they lost the battle with the web in the past".

Belfiore points out this isn't Microsoft's first foray into open source browsers.

Microsoft's first tasks in switching to Chromium will include porting work to ensure Chromium support for Arm64, adding Microsoft UI Automation (UIA) interfaces to improve accessibility on Chromium, improving desktop touch for modern Windows devices, and patterning with the Chromium security team. That's what happened when Microsoft had a monopoly on browsers in the early 2000s before Firefox was released. They determine core capabilities such as which content we as consumers can see, how secure we are when we watch content, and how much control we have over what websites and services can do to us.

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