Something about the new Microsoft Edge browser

Do you use Windows 10? if not, you can buy Microsoft Windows 10 Professional to get Windows 10 system. In this case, Microsoft installs a new browser on your PC through Windows Update. The new browser is still called Microsoft Edge, but it is based on the same code as Google Chrome.

As with Google Chrome, the new version of Microsoft Edge is updated every six weeks. You don't have to wait for major versions of Windows 10 every six months, just browser updates, as you did with the Legacy Edge browser.

Microsoft released the stable version of its new Edge browser on January 15, 2020. You can download it from the Microsoft website. After installation, the old Edge browser is replaced by the new version. The original version of Edge is now officially called the “inherited” version of Edge.

Microsoft plans to implement the new Edge for all Windows 10 users through Windows Update. Microsoft has not announced when this will occur, but on February 25, 2020, the company began testing an Edge update on the Windows 10 Release Preview channel for Windows Insider testers.

We expect Microsoft Edge to be available to all Windows 10 users through Windows Update until or before the release of the Windows 10 2004 update, probably around April or May 2020.

You can prevent Windows Update from installing the new Edge if you wish. However, we do not recommend it. Windows Update only replaces the old Edge browser on your Windows 10 PC with a new, more modern and more efficient one. If you have ignored the previous border, you can ignore the new border.

However, Microsoft believes that some companies want to prevent their PCs from installing the new Edge. Microsoft offers a Chromium Edge update lock toolbox that sets a registry value for DoNotUpdateToEdgeWithChromium to ensure that PCs do not automatically download and install the new Edge.

While Microsoft and Google engineers are clearly working together, there is no ceasefire in browser wars. However similar your browsers are today, Google still wants you to use Chrome and Microsoft wants you to use Edge.

For example, you can install extensions from the Chrome Web Store on the new Edge. However, if you do, Microsoft will warn you that Chrome Web Store extensions “have not been verified and may affect browser performance.” After accepting, Google will warn you that “it’s recommended that you upgrade to Chrome to use extensions securely.”

Although Edge is based on the same underlying code as Google Chrome, pop-ups that recommend switching to Chrome continue to appear on many Google websites. For example, when you visit Google News on Microsoft Edge, you will see a message that Google Chrome recommends and you will be asked to use a fast and secure browser with integrated updates.

Microsoft also recommends that Chrome users switch to Edge. For example, Bing invites Chrome users to download Edge. In the Microsoft Windows 10 Professional OEM configuration application, it is recommended that the new Edge is also recommended for Windows 10 if you choose your default web browser.


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