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Microsoft Browser: Edge with Chromium comes on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1

Microsoft-Browser: Edge mit Chromium kommt auf Windows 7, 8 und 8.1

Microsoft's new generation of Edge browser based on the rendering engine Google Chromium is not exclusively for Windows 10, but can now be installed for the first time on the older Microsoft operating systems Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. The first unstable Canary builds still lack some features.

From now on, Edge can be downloaded via the Canary Channel as a very early and thus potentially unstable version for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 using the Google Chromium rendering engine. The Canary Builds are created every night and summarize all the work one day the Microsoft developers.

Differences between Canary, Dev and Beta Channel

Since the last month, the daily Canary builds can be downloaded for Apple's macOS. Since the beginning of June, builds from the Dev Channel, which summarize the development work of a week, are also available for macOS. These versions of the browser are generally more stable than the Canary Channel builds. For Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, these dev builds will soon be unlocked as well, but once there is only access to the Canary Channel.

Windows 10 soon with beta builds

Dev Builds is available alongside macOS for Windows 10, which has been enjoying the new browser since April. Windows 10 is so far the only operating system announced by Microsoft, which is to receive shortly access to a more mature Beta Channel for Edge, whose builds are created every six weeks and thus run much more stable.

No dark fashion available yet

After installation, the new Edge Browser will allow importing all data from Chrome for easy migration. Edge's Chrome adaptation also places the forward, back, and reload navigation buttons to the left of the address bar. The settings of the new browser open like in Chrome a tab, in this case with the address Edge: // settings, In the settings, in addition to developer functions under Edge: // flags / Activate a dark mode, which is not yet available in the Canary builds. The Azure Active Directory login does not work yet, but Microsoft plans to fix that soon.

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