Jump to content
AdvancedSetup

Microsoft Edge based on Chromium to release Jan 15, 2020

Recommended Posts

Microsoft is shipping the final stable release of the new Microsoft Edge, based on Chromium, on January 15th, 2020.

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
The new Microsoft Edge is a dramatic leap forward in browser technology for both enterprise & consumer users.

  1. CHROME PLUGIN SUPPORT
    Nearly all Chrome plugins work in the new Edge straight from the Chrome store.  You literally visit the store from Edge, select a Chrome plugin, click install, and you’re done.
  2. CHROME COMPATIBILITY
    Edge is compatible with virtually every web site that is Chrome compatible by leveraging the Chromium HTML engine.  If Chrome can access it, so can Edge.
  3. LEGACY IE COMPATIBILITY
    For Enterprise customers, the new Edge is 100% compatible with sites that require Internet Explorer. Edge can switch seamlessly to the Internet Explorer HTML engine for compatibility.
  4. LIGHTER & LESS TRACKING
    180 services, including all the tracking services from Chromium, has been removed from the new Edge.
  5. ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT
    New Edge has all the Enterprise manageability, group policies, & security controls IT is familiar with in IE/legacy Edge
  6. SPEED & POWER OPTIMIZATION
    New Edge inherits the speed/performance of predecessors & now has Edge’s power optimization, so it won’t kill your laptop’s battery.
  7. SECURITY THROUGH HARDWARE ISOLATION
    New Edge security supports Hardware-based isolation of browsing sessions of unknown sites to protect users from malware. (bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft…)
  8. NO MORE NOTIFICATION REQUESTS
    New Edge has a feature to BLOCK all website requests to "send notifications". (kurtsh.com/2019/10/28/how…)
  9. PRIVACY & TRACKING PREVENTION
    New Edge actively shields user’s privacy with "Edge Tracking Prevention" – blocking even Google. (bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft…)
  10. BLOCK MALWARE SITES
    New Edge inherits SmartScreen technology to proactively prevent users from visiting known bad/malware web sites.
  11. STYLUS & DIGITAL INKING
    New Edge inherits all of the digital ink support from past Edge releases, providing tablet & stylus users the best experience available.
  12. ACCESSIBILITY BUILT-IN
    New Edge maintains all the Accessibility focus from previous releases and is contributing accessibility improvements to the open-source community by submitting them as additions to Chromium’s codebase.

…so download the new Edge & give it a try! Releasing this January 15, 2020.

 

Get the beta here:

 

Or wait a few more weeks for the released version.

 

The Malwarebytes Browser Guard for Chromium will support this browser as well

 

Share this post


Link to post

but does it support WebRTC ??

Microsoft disabled or replaced these Google features in the new Edge

"https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/09/microsoft-edge-google-features-disabled/'

Services that communicate with Google or are powered by Google are affected for the most part; this is a distinguishing factor of Microsoft Edge when you compare it to other Chromium-based browsers.

It would be interesting to see lists of removed or replaced Chromium features of other Chromium-based browsers such as Vivaldi or Opera.

Selectionshot_2019-12-21_06:14:17.png

Share this post


Link to post

I wonder how much of Microsoft's telemetry/tracking is built into the new browser?  I'm sure someone will do thorough traffic captures of the browser's activity to find out.

With regards to WebRTC, there are extensions to block that for Chromium to protect privacy (I use Easy WebRTC Block).

It is interesting that they are maintaining some level of IE compatibility and I wonder how much of IE's extensive security capabilities will make it into the new browser.  I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Share this post


Link to post

Since MS is for it's own ORTC it's notion of WebRTC, the support for WebRTC as in Chrome, FF etc. in Edge Chromium is not clear..

Is there a clear picture of it, going by these following articles. -

WebRTC the Microsoft Way – Support for ORTC in Edge

"https://thenewdialtone.com/ortc-in-edge/'

ORTC Support in Edge Chromium

"https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Discussions/ORTC-Support-in-Edge-Chromium/m-p/411631"

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies - We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.