What Is Microsoft Edge?

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Microsoft Edge – Windows 10 Default Browser

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Today we will look at Microsoft’s newer, faster, and safer web browser known as Microsoft Edge. Below we have details, features and screenshots, you will also be able to tell the difference between Internet Explore vs Microsoft Edge, let us begin.

What Is Microsoft Edge?

Microsoft Edge, initially developed under the codename Project Spartan, is a web browser developed by Microsoft and included in the company’s Windows operating system. Officially released on July 29, 2015, it replaced Internet Explorer as the default browser on Windows 10. It is also the default browser in Windows 10 for smartphones and small tablets. Unlike other browsers, Edge is exclusive to Windows 10 and cannot be used on previous Windows versions.

Microsoft Edge is designed to be a lightweight web browser with a layout engine built around web standards though it continues to lack support for common HTML5 media such as WebM Opus and WebM VP8/VP9. It lacks support for legacy technologies such as ActiveX in favor of extensions and integration with other Microsoft services, such as the digital assistant Cortana and OneDrive; it also includes annotation tools and a reading mode.

Microsoft Edge Screenshot

If you want to know more about Microsoft’s new browser for Windows 10, check out the official page at: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/getstarted-get-to-know-microsoft-edge

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.