Microsoft Is Making the Switch from Old Edge to New Edge a Lot Easier
Microsoft’s new Chromium-powered Edge browser is now available for download on Windows 7, 8.1, and Windows 10, as well as on the Mac, with a Linux version also believed to be on its way.
As far as Windows 10 users are concerned, the biggest change here is that the new Edge will replace the old Edge as the default browser in the operating system (of course, unless you already installed Chrome, Firefox, or any other third-party browser on the device).
For a clean installation of Windows 10, however, the Chromium Edge will be offered as the default browser. On the existing devices already running Windows 10, the browser is offered via Windows Update and replaces the old Edge for a more smoother transition.
And speaking of the smooth transition, Microsoft wants to make the migration from the old Edge to the new Edge as straightforward as possible, so more recently, the company updated the Chromium browser with support for importing data from the old sibling.