You can now download the first beta version of the new Chromium-based Edge Browser. Microsoft is still working on it, but says it is "suitable for everyday use". It is available for Windows 1
Joe Belfiore of Microsoft, Corporate Vice President of Windows, writes, "Beta is that." The third and final preview channel will go online before the start. "This is the version you should try out if you want to play with the new Edge and get the most stable experience.
Edge's new development process is similar to that of Google Chrome, as both are based on the Chromium open source project. Expect larger beta versions every six weeks. New features must first be available on the channels of Canary and Dev before they can switch to the beta channel.
Make no mistake: This is the future of Windows browsing. And it looks very much like Chrome. Microsoft has set its own accents, incorporating traceability prevention for improved online privacy, Internet Explorer Compatibility mode, and Windows Defender Application Guard for enterprise security. But much of the work that Microsoft does will make Google Chrome even better. Everyone wins.