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Microsoft Edge is the official web browser of Microsoft that is bundled by default on Windows 10 PCs. It’s designed to make your browsing experience fast, secure, stable, and more productive. The browser aims to deliver a controlled and managed browsing experience with great performance. It was first released in 2015 for Windows 10 PCs and over the years added support for Mac OS X, Android, and iOS. It will let you sync all your browser data across the different platforms fast and easily.

Microsoft Edge was built to replace the old popular Microsoft’s web browser Internet Explorer. Originally, it was built with Microsoft’s browser engine “EdgeHTML” and their “Chakra JavaScript engine” (the old browser version called Microsoft Edge Legacy), but since January 2020, the browser has been rebuilt/reborn and now is based on the Chromium open-source project and offers a new look and powerful features (it’s now named the “New Edge Browser”). Chromium project is based on an engine called “Blink”, and is used by major other browsers like Google Chrome.

Microsoft’s Chromium Edge Browser allows you to surf the web without worrying about your privacy. It is designed to detect and block known trackers that sniff your browsing behavior and let you control which ones you want to allow or block. Simply prevent unauthorized access to your browsing info, keeping you safe and relaxed. Furthermore, the browser supports InPrivate tabs where your browsing info (like cookies and history) is not saved.

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Moreover, the new Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge comes packed with Microsoft Defender SmartScreen, a security feature that protects you from phishing and malware websites and checks your downloads for malware. The browser support extensions from both Microsoft Add-on Store and Google Web Store (as it is built with the Chromium engine). It also features an “IE Mode” – that allows support for old web pages by rendering them with the old Internet Explorer render engine "EdgeHTML".

What is the difference between Microsoft Edge and Chrome?

Both browsers look similar at first glance, but the Microsoft Chromium-based browser adds a few more features upon the standard Chrome browser. Edge adds better Windows support, Read aloud (Hear text inside webpages – just right click on selected text), loud anti-tracking capabilities (called “Edge tracking prevention”), built-in Microsoft Defender SmartScreen, and performance tweaks that result in better privacy, better user experience, and fewer computer resources used.

What is the difference between the regular edition of Microsoft Edge and the enterprise edition of Microsoft Edge?

Microsoft has rolled out an enterprise edition of Edge for IT admins and enterprises. Basically standard/regular and enterprise editions are offering the same features, the only difference is that the enterprise edition can be deployed with offline installer.

Key Features

  • Modern user interface
  • Fast web performance
  • Productive web experience
  • Protect your privacy
  • Built-in security features
  • Based on Chromium engine – Blink
  • Supports Chrome extensions
  • IE Mode to run old websites

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Last Update: June 13, 2024

Current Version: 126.0.2592.56

License: Freeware

Languages: Multiple Languages

Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32-Bit, 64-Bit)
Mac OS X 10.10.0 or later

Developer: Microsoft Corporation


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