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      • #349843
        woody
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        But only for testers. Mehedi Hassan has a good overview on Thurrott.com. I think it’s great that the world’s moving to a “standard” browser rendering
        [See the full post at: A beta version of the new Chromium-based Edge is available for testers]

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      • #349879
        b
        AskWoody MVP

        But itโ€™s hard to imagine this move will make much of a dent in Edgeโ€™s adoption rate.

        It’s the chrome that’s getting dented. ๐Ÿ˜

        (Edge version 74.1.96.24 (Official build) dev (64-bit) seems to work very well.)

        Windows 10 Pro version 21H1 build 19043.1081 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

      • #349884
        joep517
        AskWoody MVP

        Not quite beta yet. A developer version probably more akin to alpha.

        --Joe

        • #349921
          _Reassigned Account
          AskWoody Lounger

          Should be pretty stable after all chromium isn’t a new engine so compatibility should be good. I suspect people will be more disappointed with lack of extensions and features included on original Edge. Things like pen support are also missing in action. I found it funny that I signed up to be notified when the preview was released to public as Insider preview. But Microsoft’s email to announce that was strangely tagged as spam mail in my Outlook mailbox. Leave it to Microsoft to send out mail destine to get tagged as spam.

      • #349899
        _Reassigned Account
        AskWoody Lounger

        Meh, its Microsoft’s version of Chrome. Other then Firefox and a couple really niche browsers. Almost all browsers use chromium except for Safari sticking with WebKit (so far). Personally I think Microsoft plans to focus much less on their browsers and this move only proves it. Obviously Windows needs a built in browser and this apparently will serve that purpose. Honestly, I think Microsoft gave Edge its best shot and it just didn’t gain any foothold.

      • #349925
        Tex265
        AskWoody Plus

        Hopefully it will be able to be used with a Local Account same as IE11 and Edge, and not require being signed into MS.

        Doesn’t Google Chrome require needing to sign up for and then sign into a Google Account for many of its functions?

        Windows 10 Pro x64 v20H2 and Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 (RIP)
      • #349963
        GreatAndPowerfulTech
        AskWoody Lounger

        It seems odd that the Edge Dev downloaded to my ThinkPad is an older version (74.1.96.24) than the one I have running on my Windows 7 tower (75.0.109). So it goes, I guess. Both run without incident, and both have Chrome’s uBlock Origin installed.

        GreatAndPowerfulTech

      • #349965
        joep517
        AskWoody MVP

        Here’s some more information about Chromium based Edge channels:

        What to expect in the new Microsoft Edge Insider Channels

        --Joe

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      • #350000
        CADesertRat
        AskWoody Plus

        All of the Google things that MS replaced in Edge.

        Google-replaced-on-Edge

        Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does ๐Ÿ™‚
        All W10 Pro at 21H1,(2 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

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