Microsoft is making the new Edge web browser available for download today for Windows and Mac. The Edge is based on the Chromium open source project which makes it similar to Google Chrome. Microsoft announced the new Edge project back in December 2018. It was decided around the same time that any further development of its own browser engine would be foregone in favor of switching to Chromium codebase.
After over a year of testing, the new Edge is finally ready to be rolled out to the public. The new Edge can be downloaded here. If you’re running the Windows 10 version, you will be receiving the new Edge as an update whenever you’re due for an update any time in the next few months. The process will begin in the upcoming weeks with the Windows Release Preview ring. Edge syncs passwords, setting and favorites across all your devices whereas Bing lets you earn rewards just for searching. The new Edge has built in Collections as well as a comprehensive set of learning and accessibility tools along with an Internet Explorer in case some old websites operate only on Internet Explorer.
Microsoft Edge 79 is the first stable build (company uses Chromium versioning). It will update automatically in roughly six weeks’ time.