Microsoft used to unify the browser world with ie, but gradually fell into self degradation, and was seized by Firefox and chrome. In fact, Google has become the absolute leader of the browser industry, while Microsoft has developed a new edge in Windows 10, but the opportunity has been lost, and its own update mechanism has fallen behind, and it is impossible to turn over again.
aware of the situation, Microsoft finally lost its muscle. Edge browser abandoned its own kernel and embraced Google chromium open source kernel. And this time, Microsoft is going to play a big game.
chromium edge was originally only for windows 10, and was downloaded to Windows 7 / 8.1, but this is obviously not enough. Microsoft will finally make a full platform!
at the ignite 2019 conference, Microsoft announced the cross platform planning of chromium edge browser. Today, all the mainstream desktop and mobile systems cannot be ignored.
windows system fully supports windows 7, windows 8.1, windows 10 (including all versions of ltsb / LTSC / S mode / IOT enterprise), Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 the corresponding RC candidate versions of each system have been opened for download.
Apple macOS system also has a RC candidate version, Android,iOS is also supported, and even Linux , but the time is uncertain, only in the future.
Microsoft also confirmed that Chromium Edge browser will release the official version on January 15, 2020. Of course, Linux won't synchronize.
can Microsoft make a comeback on its browser this time?