Dec 05 2018
Some days are more interesting than others, and late yesterday, things got real interesting in the Microsoft-watching world as Windows Central's Zac Bowden dropped a bombshell: Microsoft is planning to ditch Edge and its EdgeHTML browser engine for a Chromium based new default browser for Windows 10. The site thinks that Microsoft will add Anaheim to the Windows 10 Insider builds sometime in the first half of 2019, so we'll see whether Microsoft plans to shine up its browser with Chromium then.
Microsoft Edge was released as part of Windows 10 way back in 2015 and was the spiritual successor to the ever-infamous Internet Explorer.
Still, the move is surprising as it's a big admission of defeat for Microsoft. The new browser will supposedly be way more powerful and faster than the Edge.
Microsoft was looking at ways to make Chrome extensions work with Edge, or at least make it easier for developers to port them, but we didn't quite expect it would go to such extreme lengths.
As we noted in an article yesterday, Edge's market share dropped again according to one set of stats - with Netmarketshare pegging it at barely more than 4% of overall share - and it has been going backwards for a while now, despite Microsoft trying to push it hard by various means. A brand new browser based on the Chromium engine could go a long way toward drawing in more users and resolving numerous complaints about Edge. Naming aside, it's also not clear whether the Anaheim browser will keep any of Edge's user interface or opt for a complete redesign.
New Michael Cohen Plea Draws Mueller Probe Ever Closer To Trump
The deal has been a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation . The first hint that there might be more to the story came in September, when a report revealed Cohen was in talks with Mueller.
Mexico border WAR: '1,000 migrants rush vehicles' after violent clashes
Mexico's Interior Ministry said it would immediately deport those who tried to "violently" enter the USA from Tijuana. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the United States of America .
San Diego Shuts Down San Ysidro Port Amid Migrant Caravan
Following the publication of the Post's report, however, Sanchez back-pedaled on those remarks. "We will get work here", she said. His tweets were interpreted as possible confirmation of the alleged deal between the US and Obrador's administration.
Whatever the rationale behind this decision is, Anaheim will likely be compatible with the huge number of Chrome extensions out there.
An announcement from Microsoft about the new Chromium browser could happen as early as this week, according to a report from The Verge.
As corroboration for that idea, Windows Central remarks that some Microsoft engineers have contributed code to the Chromium project in a bid to ease Chrome compatibility on ARM-based devices.
Download.com has contacted Microsoft for comment and will update the story with any further details.
Dec 05 2018
Iran threatens to increase its missile range - despite US pushback
The Trump White House officially withdrew from the pact, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, in May. The speech drew polite applause from the audience in Brussels but also sharp criticism from some quarters.
Dec 03 2018
Police recommend Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted for bribery
They also recommended charges be brought against Elovitch, members of his family and members of his Bezeq management team. The prime minister compared his defense to Hanukkah, which celebrates "the victory of light over darkness", he said.
Dec 02 2018
Microsoft briefly dethrones Apple as the most valuable United States company (AAPL, MSFT)
The last time Microsoft was bigger than Apple by this metric was in mid-2010, according to data compiled by Bloomberg . Microsoft's dominance in the PC software market gave it a market value that was larger than Apple's for years.
Nov 29 2018
Global lawmakers grill Facebook exec in United Kingdom parliament
Six4Three has asked the Britons to " refrain from reviewing them and to return them to counsel or to Facebook", per the report. Facebook nevertheless responded to the actions, stating that the documents are subject to a protective order in the US.
Nov 28 2018
Mourinho: Face the pressure or stay at home
It is exactly the opposite. "If you ask me if I prefer to play at home against Young Boys or to go away to Bern, I prefer always to play at home".
Nov 28 2018
A century of history highlighted during Saudi Crown Prince's visit to Bahrain
Bob Menendez are working on to sanction the Crown Prince. "It's inconsistent with the intelligence I've seen", Lee said . The UK has also been blasted for its continued arms sales to Saudi Arabia as it conducts its brutal war in Yemen.
Nov 27 2018
Mars InSight mission: What Nasa's trip to Red Planet aims to discover
The InSight mission cost about $814 million, including the launch costs; France and Germany invested about $180 million. However, a signal from MarCO takes several minutes to reach Earth traveling at the speed of light.
Nov 26 2018
FDA: California Could Be Source Of Romaine Lettuce Tainted With E. coli
There have been 22 reported E-coli outbreaks in Canada since Wednesday, with the product as a possible factor. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the lettuce appears to come from somewhere in California.
Nov 24 2018
Shooting at Alabama shopping mall
Black Friday madness began on Thanksgiving night at the Riverchase Galleria in Alabama , but sadly, the chaos turned deadly. Thanksgiving Day at Riverchase Galleria in the town of Hoover, about 10 miles from Birmingham, local reports said .
Nov 22 2018
Sen. Hirono Joins Lawsuit Against Attorney General Appointment
President Trump told Fox News on November 18 that Whitaker is free to make decisions on how to handle Mueller's probe. The designation is consistent with an opinion the department issued in 2003 and with "two centuries of practice".
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