Microsoft is reportedly building a Chromium-based replacement for Edge

It looks like Microsoft is abandoning EdgeHTML

Microsoft is reportedly building a Chromium-based replacement for Edge

Microsoft is reportedly building a Chromium-based replacement for Edge 

Microsoft's default web browsers haven't been having a good time in recent years, with Microsoft's attempt to revitalise their internet browsing experience with Edge seemingly falling on deaf ears. 

While Edge does have its advantages, it has failed to achieve high market share, with most PC builders using it exclusively for downloading their preferred browser. 

Sources over at Windows Central have informed the publication about Microsoft's plans to replace Edge, with a Chromium-based browser that is currently known as Project Anaheim. 

Today, Chromium is used by Google's Chrome browser, Opera and Amazon's Silk browser (for Fire TV devices). Using a version of Chromium will allow Microsoft to offer more similarities to Chrome, enabling web pages to behave in a similar way to other popular browsers. This eliminates some of the oddities that some web pages experience under EdgeHTML. 

If this report is correct, Project Anaheim will eventually replace Edge as Microsoft's default browser, with recent code commits to Google's Chrome browser suggesting that the company hopes to increase the performance of Chrome/Chromium on ARM devices. 

Microsoft is reportedly building a Chromium-based replacement for Edge  
While most PC users will be glad to see Microsoft replace Edge with something better, it is hard to know whether or not the Microsoft will find success with a new Chromium-based browser. Yes, it will act a lot more like other internet browsers, but will that be enough to gain marketshare/mindshare? 

What are your thoughts on Edge? You can join the discussion on Microsoft's plans to create a Chromium-based browser on the OC3D Forums

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04-12-2018, 16:42:31

For as much crap as I give Edge I been using it more lately as I've been building computers and stuff and using it after installing Windows even on slower machines than my PC it felt faster than my Chrome. Was impressed.Quote

05-12-2018, 09:19:20

Yeah if you don't need add ons or advanced features Edge does a very good job, it's lightweight & clean. But recently MS has been turning to integrating open source systems in place of their own proprietary ones more and more, it streamlines resources, reduces cost, and generally results in something more widely supported, less buggy & better performing. If getting EdgeHTML optimised for ARM was going to be an expensive feat that someone had already done better with an open source alternative there wasn't really much reason to go through all the pain.Quote

05-12-2018, 09:52:46

Man, if they ever sold a bare bones W10 variant without any phoning home going on out of the box I'd be chuffed.Quote

06-12-2018, 03:53:20

You can always just strip most of the stuff out before installation yourself with a remaster tool like NTlite.Quote

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