Recently, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Edge will adopt the open-source Chromium engine:
For the past few years, Microsoft has meaningfully increased participation in the open-source software (OSS) community, becoming one of the world’s largest supporters of OSS projects. Today we’re announcing that we intend to adopt the Chromium open-source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility for our customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers. Joe Belfiore / Corporate Vice President, Windows
Become a Microsoft Edge Insider / Beta tester
You might be interested to see how Edge starts to evolve from this point on. If so, you can sign up to be a Microsoft Edge Insider.
Hopefully, the program will begin soon and we can start to see how Edge will perform going forward. If you’re a web developer, then it should mean that results within Edge remain fairly consistent with other popular browsers like Chrome.
I’ll be keeping an eye on Edge’s development as usual, and you can also keep an eye on the Microsoft Edge blog for more news going forward:
- Become a Microsoft Edge Insider
- Microsoft Edge blog
- Microsoft Edge: Making the web better through more open source collaboration (Microsoft Edge blog)
- Recapping yesterday’s Microsoft Edge and open source announcements (Microsoft Edge blog)
Are you interested in being a Microsoft Edge Insider? What do you think of Microsoft Edge?
Grant is the webmaster here and a longtime computer enthusiast. He enjoys building new PCs and fixing old ones. Originally from the UK, Grant lives in Japan, teaches English, and is a part-time vegetable farmer. Lesser-known history about him includes getting his Commercial Helicopter License CPL(H) in the US and being a caregiver in the disabled community. Grant enjoys playing Apex Legends.