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    Microsoft confirms Edge to adopt open source Chromium code

    And it will be releasing its first browser for Apple Mac, after 15 years of absence.
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    Re: Microsoft confirms Edge to adopt open source Chromium code

    ...Mozilla engine could be a better option. Google will dominate.

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    Re: Microsoft confirms Edge to adopt open source Chromium code

    Given the bad history between Netscape and Microsoft, I can't see them ever adopting the Gecko engine, which is a shame.

    Still, all the more reason to use Firefox.

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    Re: Microsoft confirms Edge to adopt open source Chromium code

    Embrace, extend, and extinguish.

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    Re: Microsoft confirms Edge to adopt open source Chromium code

    I think this is an excellent move - with Microsoft contributing to the Open Source project that is Chromium, we may see further leaps in development which may really help optimise the browsers for efficiency.
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    Re: Microsoft confirms Edge to adopt open source Chromium code

    Well... I'd rather see them work with Mozilla but I suppose this does mean I don't need to install chrome (yes I know I could just get chromium) just check if a website works....

    Having said that, half the problem is that websites are now being designed to take into account chrome only features (google earth for example ONLY works in chrome browser, yes I know it's a google property) which are not web standards.... got to love web devs who moaned like crazy about ie6 having it's own browser specific code and now we're seeing them using the same 'browser specific' code they hated so much for another browser, basically because it's from Google...
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    Re: Microsoft confirms Edge to adopt open source Chromium code

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Well... I'd rather see them work with Mozilla but I suppose this does mean I don't need to install chrome (yes I know I could just get chromium) just check if a website works....

    Having said that, half the problem is that websites are now being designed to take into account chrome only features (google earth for example ONLY works in chrome browser, yes I know it's a google property) which are not web standards.... got to love web devs who moaned like crazy about ie6 having it's own browser specific code and now we're seeing them using the same 'browser specific' code they hated so much for another browser, basically because it's from Google...
    I thought this was more down to Google proposing a standard to W3, implementing it early in Chromium and then using it almost immediately rather than Microsoft 'custom' web (activeX ). Not perfect but at least others can implement and benefit from the new standards rather than just hijacking. Only risk is Google are increasingly writing the web standards however someone has too - The standards did get stale for a while.
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    Re: Microsoft confirms Edge to adopt open source Chromium code

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Well... I'd rather see them work with Mozilla but I suppose this does mean I don't need to install chrome (yes I know I could just get chromium) just check if a website works....

    Having said that, half the problem is that websites are now being designed to take into account chrome only features (google earth for example ONLY works in chrome browser, yes I know it's a google property) which are not web standards.... got to love web devs who moaned like crazy about ie6 having it's own browser specific code and now we're seeing them using the same 'browser specific' code they hated so much for another browser, basically because it's from Google...
    One in same and prefer google ver

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    Re: Microsoft confirms Edge to adopt open source Chromium code

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Well... I'd rather see them work with Mozilla but I suppose this does mean I don't need to install chrome (yes I know I could just get chromium) just check if a website works....

    Having said that, half the problem is that websites are now being designed to take into account chrome only features (google earth for example ONLY works in chrome browser, yes I know it's a google property) which are not web standards.... got to love web devs who moaned like crazy about ie6 having it's own browser specific code and now we're seeing them using the same 'browser specific' code they hated so much for another browser, basically because it's from Google...
    I thought this was more down to Google proposing a standard to W3, implementing it early in Chromium and then using it almost immediately rather than Microsoft 'custom' web (activeX ). Not perfect but at least others can implement and benefit from the new standards rather than just hijacking. Only risk is Google are increasingly writing the web standards however someone has too - The standards did get stale for a while.
    Some of it might be that but there's also some code that dev's are tapping into that only works on Chrome from what I've read.

    Luckily, at least on the sites I browse, I haven't seen anything that won't work well on firefox, although the 'new' google maps was a little lacking in features when it first came out unless I used chrome...

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    Re: Microsoft confirms Edge to adopt open source Chromium code

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Well... I'd rather see them work with Mozilla but I suppose this does mean I don't need to install chrome (yes I know I could just get chromium) just check if a website works....

    Having said that, half the problem is that websites are now being designed to take into account chrome only features (google earth for example ONLY works in chrome browser, yes I know it's a google property) which are not web standards.... got to love web devs who moaned like crazy about ie6 having it's own browser specific code and now we're seeing them using the same 'browser specific' code they hated so much for another browser, basically because it's from Google...
    The difference between the ie6 days and Chromium now is that Chromium is open source and community makes many of the decisions in how the development continues.

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    Re: Microsoft confirms Edge to adopt open source Chromium code

    Does this mean we no longer get actual high res netflix? Edge was the only browser that allowed above 720p...
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    Re: Microsoft confirms Edge to adopt open source Chromium code

    It seems like almost everyone seems to think that the only way to get a share of the popular browser pie is to follow Chrome's lead (as Firefox did) or become a Chromium rebrand, despite plenty of perfectly good technology being left behind as a result.

    It seems that soon the only ones actually using a different technology will be the smaller independent browser makers, such as Pale Moon and others built on UXP (Unified XUL Platform).

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    Re: Microsoft confirms Edge to adopt open source Chromium code

    Quote Originally Posted by deepblue08 View Post
    The difference between the ie6 days and Chromium now is that Chromium is open source and community makes many of the decisions in how the development continues.
    But not everything in Chrome is in chromium, and this is the bit some companies are 'tapping into' at the expense of other browsers.

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    Re: Microsoft confirms Edge to adopt open source Chromium code

    Quote Originally Posted by outwar6010 View Post
    Does this mean we no longer get actual high res netflix? Edge was the only browser that allowed above 720p...
    You can use the netflix app
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    Re: Microsoft confirms Edge to adopt open source Chromium code

    Wow, has it really been 15 years since IE for OSX? Sheesh.....

    I was wondering why I hadn't seen anyone use it in years
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    Re: Microsoft confirms Edge to adopt open source Chromium code

    It will also have the chromiums ram management issues?

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