Goodbye to Edge: Microsoft is building a new, faster browser

Microsoft deletes the Edge browser and plans to build a faster one based on Chromium, the open source program behind Google Chrome

Microsoft (Photo by Beata Zawrzel / NurPhoto / Getty Images)
Microsoft (Photo by Beata Zawrzel / NurPhoto / Getty Images)

Microsoft has started working on a new browser that, using Chromium technology, would replace Microsoft Edge . Since its appearance, in lieu of Windows Explorer,Microsoft Edge has never been very successful. Designed to be fast, light and safe, it immediately proved to be a source of problems, which is why users have always preferred rivals Chrome and Firefox.

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Just because Edge has been put on the sidelines, Microsoft has decided to pull a line on the home browser to start developing a new one starting from Chromium.

Chromium is the free browser that Google Chrome derives from . The two browsers share most of the programming code, but they differ especially on license terms.

The specialized headline Windows Central reported first the news of the interest of the multinational company to take this path based on Chromium. Under the code name Anaheim, this new browser for Windows 10 will replace Edge even if, at the moment, it is not yet known whether it will have a new logo and a new name or will simply be replaced with Edge.

The choice to change engine and use Chromium as a basis is certainly a significant step forward for the Redmond home that will thus create, finally, a browser that can compete with Firefox, Opera and Chrome unlike its very slow predecessors.


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