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Recent rumors were real: Microsoft’s Edge will become a Chromium-based browser.
Microsoft’s Corporate VP Joe Belfiore revealed the news in a blog post Thursday, saying the company intends to “to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop.”
Here’s the kicker: Microsoft plans to bring this new, Chromium-based Edge browser to the Mac.
According to Belfiore, Microsoft plans to make the switch to Chromium “over the next year or so.”
For users, this means better compliance with web standards and other Chromium-based browsers such as Google’s Chrome and Opera. Microsoft also plans to deliver and update Edge more frequently to all supported versions of Windows. And, finally, Microsoft hopes that its participation in the Chromium project will make other Chromium-based browsers better on Windows devices. Read more…