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  • Microsoft Edge preview builds for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1

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    • #1849313 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      Today we are excited to make preview builds from the Microsoft Edge Canary channel available on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. This rounds out the initial set of platforms that we began to roll out back in April, so developers and users alike can try out the next version of Microsoft Edge on every major desktop platform.

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    • #1849394 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      “Canary”? Really? Maybe someone at MS thinks that’s funny.

      cheers, Paul

    • #1849399 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      MS thinks that’s funny.

      Why is it funny ? New Edge is build on Chromium Canary.

      • #1849463 Reply

        Da Boss

        For those not aware of Canary Channel:

        Chrome Release Channels
        Canary build: Canary builds are the bleeding edge. Released daily, this build has not been tested or used, it’s released as soon as it’s built.
        This faster release cycle also brought a fourth channel: the “Canary” channel, updated daily from a build produced at 09:00 UTC from the most stable of the last 40 revisions.[180] The name refers to the practice of using canaries in coal mines, so if a change “kills” Chrome Canary, it will be blocked from migrating down to the Developer channel, at least until fixed in a subsequent Canary build.[181] Canary is “the most bleeding-edge official version of Chrome and somewhat of a mix between Chrome dev and the Chromium snapshot builds”.
        Canary releases run side-by-side with any other channel; it is not linked to the other Google Chrome installation and can therefore run different synchronization profiles, themes, and browser preferences. This ensures that fallback functionality remains even when some Canary update may contain release-breaking bugs.[182] It does not natively include the option to be the default browser, although on Windows and OS X it can be set through System Preferences. Canary was Windows-only at first; an OS X version was released on May 3, 2011.[183]

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    • #1849658 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      I’m going to pass on the new Windows 7 Microsoft Edge.

      Group G{ot backup} Win7Pro · x64 · SP1 · i3-3220 · TestBeta

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