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Microsoft showcases Chromium-based Edge for macOS

via:威锋网     time:2019/5/7 18:02:51     readed:1714

At the Build 2019 conference on Monday, Microsoft showed off the macOS version of its Edge browser, which means that Mac users will soon be able to download the Canary/Dev version of the Edge like a Windows user.

Edge, once a Windows 10-only browser, has now been transformed into the Chromium kernel, the same as the open source project for building Google Chrome. This will make Edge easier for third-party development, and Microsoft's own development team can better iterate features and options.

According to NetMarketShare, although Edge is integrated into Windows 10, it is only 4.49% in the desktop browser market, and Google's Chrome is 65.81% ahead. Edge's predecessor IE (Internet Explorer) browser is 9.52%, and Apple Safari browser market share is also low, only 3.69%.

When Microsoft announced a new version of the Edge browser based on the Chromium kernel, it promised to introduce the Edge browser to the macOS platform and support the Windows 7 and Windows 8 series. Recently, it has been reported that Microsoft may plan to first provide the Chromium version of the Edge browser on macOS, and then log on to Windows 7 and later.

Some of the potential features of Edge for Mac include a new privacy dashboard that can be customized for each site and can be collected for later sharing, browsing, or publishing to applications such as Word and Excel.

This is not the first time Microsoft has built a browser for the Mac. Apple's older Macs were previously equipped with an IE browser, but the version was discontinued in 2003. With the Edge of the Chromium kernel coming soon, I believe many people are expecting this kind of performance from a new browser developed by Microsoft team, using Google's pioneering technology, and landing on Apple's desktop.


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