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You can join Chromium-based Edge Insider Preview program

A few days ago, Microsoft confirmed the rumors that their Edge browser, the default web browser of Windows 10, will move to a Chromium-compatible web engine in the Desktop version. Now, a new option of the Edge Insider Program allows joining it to get early access to the upcoming version of the browser.

As you may already know, Chromium is an open-source version of Google Chrome, that doesn't include certain proprietary components. Its rendering engine, Blink, along with other technologies, is widely used as a base for many other modern browsers, including Vivaldi and Opera.

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At this moment, Microsoft is not going to discontinue EdgeHTML and Chakra, the company's in-house engines for JS and content rendering, since both are heavily used in UWP/Store apps. But in the future, Microsoft will switch to the Chromium engine for web views too.

So, if you are interested in trying the new app, you can be a part of its development if you want, by signing up to be an Edge Insider. You can sign up here.

Source: Neowin, CNet (I did not read the latter but Neowin links to it so it probably got the story from the site).

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

2 thoughts on “You can join Chromium-based Edge Insider Preview program”

  1. Как вижу, предлагают лишь получить сообщение о доступности. Сейчас речь о текущем участии не идёт.

  2. I can’t go to the Edge Insider website. It maybe was phishing website or something according to my anti-virus app or Avast itself.

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