Microsoft Unveils Microsoft Edge, Replaces Internet Explorer

Microsoft Unveils Microsoft Edge, Replaces Internet Explorer
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Internet Explorer is officially dead, despite being long abandoned by Firefox and Chrome users almost a decade ago. It was only a matter of time before Microsoft steps up and produce a successor deserving of the brand.


Once “Project Spartan,” Microsoft’s new browser, officially called “Microsoft Edge,” has been announced during the company’s build conference. Edge will be available on all computers running Windows 10.

Details are still scarce with regards to the features of this new browser, and all we know so far seem to touch on the mere surface.

The “new” New Tab page has been added, mirroring that of Firefox and Chrome. When Edge is opened, it will display the user’s top pages and even a section of featured apps.

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Web extensions will also make their presence known. Such will be written in HTML and Javascript. The good news is that extensions can be ported from Chrome and Firefox using “just a few modifications,” as quoted by Ars Technica.

Aside from the built-in Cortana support, the Microsoft Edge also has a reader and a note taker. Users can even create notes and share them with friends and family.

“With the new browser you can write directly on Web pages (and share them), read online articles free from distraction or use the offline reading feature for greater convenience,” wrote Jennifer Chen, Microsoft News Center staff.

Watch the preview clip here.

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