Microsoft may ditch Edge and build a browser based on Chromium's engine.
That seems to make all kinds of sense to me.
@fribbledom or instead of making a browser, just have chrome/firefox included in windows. Saves them time and money.
@teko hmm.. good point..
@fribbledom Anaheim? Is the mascot going to be a duck?
@fribbledom While it might make sense for them, I see this as sad news.
I feel invested in browser diversity, and as such this is a loss.
@fribbledom Finally Microsoft shows some sense?
@fribbledom references in that article to "Chromium, a rendering engine" are rather annoying. But I'll try not to think about that. 🙈
@fribbledom If so, good riddance. I don't know that Edge ever stood a chance of being competitive in the browser market as it was.
@fribbledom Lol from a technical point of view the person who wrote this artical is talking out their ass. #Chromium isn't a rendering engine. But it makes sense from a buisness standpoint. I hate to see another broweser go. Soon #Mozilla will be the only ones competing with #google and THAT is bad.
"Microsoft may ditch Edge"
there are a lot of questions i have about this, but they probably have taken them into consideration and i suppose that works for th-
"and build a browser based on Chromium's engine."
@fribbledom great, we’re back to the late 90s and browser monoculture 🤮
Bad news : Loss of browser diversity, more power for Google
Bad news for browser diversity if this is true.
@fribbledom This sounds like a nontechnical person smashed together rumors and half-facts.
A) We already know why Microsoft is contributing to Chromium: Chrome on ARM
B) Another Blink-based browser is bad for the web / browser diversity
C) It doesn't really make sense for Microsoft to drop EdgeHTML because it's keeping web standards strong, even if it has relatively low usage
D) It doesn't really make sense for Microsoft to drop EdgeHTML because it powers a lot of other Windows apps
@fribbledom You know what would make more sense of the article? EdgeHTML has been talking about going open source and cross platform for YEARS. Maybe they are finally doing it and making an Edge for macOS and Linux? That could make sense of the technical issue in the article: Could be they are hosting EdgeHTML inside Chromium for cross platform Edge?
@fribbledom Seeing some new rumors from more likely sources that this project codename is actually in reference to Microsoft replacing Electron on Windows with new platform service, and that makes a whole lot more sense than that they are dropping Edge.
@fribbledom That's actually not a very good thing. Monopolies are never a good thing, and Google will have a pretty nice monopoly over browser engine market. I mean they have this already, but MS ditching Presto/Edge completely will just give Google more strength. Mozilla seems to be our last hope, yet again.
@ayane all true. But from what I hear we also need quantum to be a lot less trash.
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