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Microsoft to move Edge to the Chromium open source project


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Microsoft is to start developing the Microsoft Edge browser on the Chromium open source project. This will hopefully improve the Edge browser. It's not a bad browser to be honest, but some features and functions just seem a little too clunky and puzzling in my opinion. Have a read about this news on the Microsoft blog:

Microsoft Edge: Making the web better through more open source collaboration

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.

As part of this, we intend to become a significant contributor to the Chromium project, in a way that can make not just Microsoft Edge — but other browsers as well — better on both PCs and other devices.