For a long time now, Microsoft has not been able to cope with the unquestionable success of Google Chrome, leaving behind the controversial Internet Explorer and also the latest Microsoft Edge. However, the company decided to give the “arm to cheer” and developed a new version of its browser, based on Chromium.

Now, it has been officially confirmed that starting today, the new version of Microsoft Edge will begin to be released for Windows 10 users. According to the post on its official blog, except users business, all users running Windows 10 will be required to upgrade to the new Chromium-based version.

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Despite your Google Chrome domain, you’ll want to try the new Microsoft Edge

There’s no doubt that Google Chrome dominates the browser world on literally every platform today. According to StatCounter’s latest report, Chrome dominates with a 63% market share. On the other hand, Microsoft Edge has only 2%.

If you continue to use Google Chrome so far simply because you are dependent on the many extensions it offers you, you’ll be pleased to know that the new version of Edge will natively support them all. As such, it will present itself as a viable alternative to Google Chrome.

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Chromium is the foundation for today’s most popular browsers, including Google Chrome, Opera and also the lesser known Vivaldi.

It is too early to know whether or not this new Microsoft Edge will win users’ hearts. However, if it can look much lighter than Chrome, it will have a strong “up its sleeve”.

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