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Microsoft's Chromium-powered Edge previews to only support 64-bit Windows 10

07 March 2019 4

Microsoft confirmed back in December last year that it’s rebuilding Edge browser by swapping out its EdgeHTML rendering engine for Chromium. This means the browser is leaving its exclusivity to Windows 10 and will be coming to Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and macOS as well.

Microsoft started taking registrations for Chromium browser testing in December but no builds have been released to the beta testers since then. However, a screenshot showing what the new browser may look like got leaked a couple of days back. Also, now documentation is published by Microsoft and spotted by the leakster WalkingCat.

The documentation page shows guide for installation and this directly alludes that the previews are on the way which is good news. But the page clearly mentions that the previews of the new Edge browser are only available for 64-bit Windows 10. This means users on the Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or macOS or a 32-bit Windows 10 may not get to even try this new browser.

Furthermore, the page doesn't say anything about what version of Windows 10 that you need to be on.

Meanwhile, the Microsoft Edge Insider Program page hasn’t been updated yet and interested users can still sign up for updates to know when the Chromium-powered Edge browser will get available in preview.


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