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Microsoft Edge will switch to Chromium and may even come to macOS in 2019

Microsoft Edge will switch to Chromium and may even come to macOS in 2019

In what comes as a welcome sign of submission from Microsoft, the company on Thursday confirmed it will adopt the open source Chromium platform next year in the development of its Edge browser. That’s the same platform powering Google’s Chrome, which just so happens to be the most popular browser on the planet.

In the end, this is a move that will benefit all parties involved. Average users will find Edge to be more compatible than ever before. Web developers won’t have to worry about testing their sites on yet another platform. And the Chromium project will be far more robust with a team of Microsoft engineers working on it. We won’t see the fruits of Microsoft’s labor until 2019, but this is undeniably a step in the right direction for the company.