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Microsoft won't kill Edge browser completely: it's just replacing Chromium kernel

via:快科技     time:2018/12/19 23:46:55     readed:432


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1. Microsoft will not kill Edge

First and foremost, the Edge browser will not be abandoned, but the kernel engine will be replaced by Google Chromium from Microsoft's own Edge HTML.

Further, Chrome has a market share of more than 60%, which is the overwhelming majority.websiteEdge can also enjoy the same treatment after switching the engine. At present, there are still many websites with imperfect support for Edge.

2. The appearance of Edge is basically unchanged

In fact, Edge will not die.The future even looks the same as it is now.Because it's just a change of the kernel, it doesn't involve UI interface adjustment. Users who don't know it won't notice that the kernel has changed at all.

Of course, when it comes to some functions and applications, Edge will have some local adjustments.

3. Edge will support all Chrome extensions

With the Chromium kernel, the Edge browser will be directly compatible with all existing Chrome extensions.

This is the same as other browsers using Chromium engines, such as Opera and Vivaldi, which Microsoft confirmed.

4. Edge upgrades more frequently

Edge browsers are now most criticized for being too slow to upgrade and will follow every six months.Windows10 system update once, obviously can not keep up with the rhythm, new functions, improvements and repairs have come very slowly.

It is said that Microsoft once planned to separate the Edge browser and put it in the application store, but why hasn't it been doing this all the time? Maybe it was thinking about changing the engine for a long time, so it won't bother much at all?

5. EdgeHTML old engine will retire slowly

Many people worry that the original Edge HTML engine will be discarded directly after the Edge browser switches the kernel, and a large number of optimized websites and applications will be discarded directly.

Microsoft has said that it will not, it will give a transition period, let everyone slowly change, but more details remain to be announced.

The Edge browser of Chromium kernel will release a preview version early next year, and the stable version will be a little later.

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