Microsoft’s new and improved Edge internet browser, which relies on the identical Chromium engine as its arch rival Chrome, will now be routinely downloaded to customers’ computer systems.
The unique model of Edge was shipped by default with Home windows 10, however it struggled to win over customers, who primarily flocked to Google’s Chrome browser. In a bid to spice up its recognition, Microsoft has rebuilt Edge utilizing the identical tech as Chrome, bringing much more performance, higher efficiency and entry to 1000’s of current Chrome extensions.
It’s an enormous enchancment, however prior to now you possibly can solely manually obtain the brand new model. Nonetheless, Microsoft is now together with it in quite a lot of automated updates for Home windows 10, so in case you’ve not downloaded it already, you’ll probably quickly discover the brand new Edge put in in your PC.
The brand new model of Edge shall be included within the KB4541301, KB4541302 and KB4559309 updates for Home windows 10, and these shall be routinely downloaded in your PC.
Whereas we’re not at all times keen on Microsoft forcing adjustments on customers with out them having the ability to do something about it, the Chromium model of Edge is a real enchancment over the prevailing one, and we’d advocate you transferring to the brand new model to reap the benefits of the brand new options. Microsoft may even cease supporting the older model of Edge, and we advocate you by no means use an outdated, unsupported browser, as it could not get common safety updates.
Nonetheless, it is best to know that not like whenever you manually obtain the brand new model of Edge, with the automated obtain, you gained’t be capable to change again to the outdated model.
For individuals who actually wish to stick to the outdated model of Edge, the one choice is to dam these updates from routinely updating. Once more, that’s not one thing we’d advocate.