Windows 10 Update Replaces Edge Legacy With Chromium Edge. It’s no secret that Microsoft has struggled where web browsers are concerned. Internet Explorer was a security-riddled disaster and retiring it for that very reason.
The company’s next attempt was Microsoft Edge, but unfortunately, it never gained much traction in the market.
However, what Microsoft did was somewhat innovative, and their most recent move may have made the Redmond giant relevant again in the world of browsers. Microsoft created a new Chromium-based Edge browser. It’s essentially Google Chrome under the hood, and as such, it can use the full range of Chrome extensions, but Microsoft took pains to add some unique features and capabilities to it that make it more.
Chromium Edge surpasses Firefox
While we’d hesitate to say that Chromium Edge is better than Chrome, it is a distinctly different product at this point. Over the past several months, Chromium Edge has enjoyed rampant growth and increased adoption, recently surpassing Mozilla’s Firefox in terms of market share.
However, Chromium Edge still lags behind Apple’s Safari and far behind Google Chrome, but Chromium Edge is the third most popular browser on the web.
Back in January of 2020, Microsoft Windows 10 Update Replaces Edge Legacy With Chromium Edge. Microsoft took the step of pre-installing Chromium-based Edge on all devices that shipped with the Windows 10, October 2020 update. Now though, they’re upping the ante further, and the next time you install a Windows 10 update, you’ll automatically upgrade away from legacy Edge and to Chromium-based Edge.
There’s no point in trying to fight it or make any effort to hold onto Legacy Edge, and the company formally ended support for it last month. Not that it was around long enough that many custom applications for it. However, even if your firm removes the Edge, the best thing to do is to upgrade your app and enjoy the new capabilities of Chromium Edge.