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Microsoft is rumored to be ditching Edge and building a new web browser

By Kenny Yeo - on 5 Dec 2018, 11:02am

Microsoft is rumored to be ditching Edge and building a new web browser

According to sources within Microsoft, the tech giant is said to be ready to ditch Edge and build a new web browser for Windows 10.

The reason is that Edge has failed to gain any significant amount of market share from users and developers alike.

Another reason is that the underlying engine for Edge - EdgeHTML - has failed to keep up with Chromium - the engine used by Google Chrome.

As a result, Microsoft is said to be turning to Chromium for its new web browser. This would allow its new browser, currently codenamed "Anaheim," to behave and look like Chrome.

This would mean greater reliability and performance, and it could also help Microsoft win over Chrome users who are looking to try a new browser.

More importantly, with no shortage of web browsers available right now - I can think of Chrome, Safari, Opera, Firefox, and Vivaldi off the top of my head - we have to ask, do we really need another web browser?

Source: Windows Central


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