Microsoft Edge Switches To Open Source Chromium Project


Microsoft has confirmed that it’s changing the way it develops Edge web browser for Windows 10. Confirming the rumors that were making rounds in the tech media, the company announced its plans to shift from the proprietary EdgeHTML engine to open source Chromium project.

In the announcement post on Windows blog, the company iterated the fact that over the past years it has been contributing more and more to the open source community. By adopting the Chromium open source project, Microsoft has further promised to create “better web compatibility for customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers.”

With this change, Microsoft aims to make sure that its Edge web platform is compatible with other web standards and Chromium-based browsers.

It’s worth noting that the company also plans to bring Microsoft Edge to more platforms, including macOS. This shift will also bring the flexibility to update the browser at a frequent pace.

The company also plans to turn Edge into a executable that can be download and run on all supported versions of Windows, including Windows 7 and Windows 8.

In case you’re interested in trying out the newly-baked Edge, you’ll need to wait for few months as the company intends to ship it sometime in 2019.

Also Read: 10 Best Google Chrome Alternatives
Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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