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  • KB 4541302 – The new Chromium-based version of Edge is coming

    Posted on June 4th, 2020 at 07:22 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Microsoft has started officially rolling out Chredge, the Chromium-based version of Edge, to Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909 customers… which is to say, most of us.

    According to Martin Brinkmann at Ghacks, it’ll appear as

    • KB4541301 — for Windows 10 version 1803 and 1809
    • KB4541302 – for Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909
    • KB4559309 — for all Windows 10 versions from Windows 10 version 1803 to 2004.

    (I’ve seen KB 4559309 on Win10 version 2004. Not sure if that specific KB appears on earlier versions.)

    Apparently it arrives as a regular Windows update – which means if you’ve Paused updates, it wont’ show up, but when you remove the Pause (or it runs out), you’ll get it.

    Installation’s a bit odd — the new Edge replaces (but doesn’t remove) the old Edge, which is now called “Edge Legacy.” It’s possible to run the old Edge Legacy, if you stand on your head and squint real hard, but why would you want to? The old Edge was an also-ran for a reason. Many reasons, actually.

    Reviews for the new Edge are good – although I’ll be sticking with Brave (my new preference), Firefox and Chrome for awhile.