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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-22-2019, 01:15 AM - Thread Starter
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Chromium-based MS Edge to replace Chrome!

Has anyone here tried it yet? I've been using portable version of Canary Chromium-based Edge ("Edgium") for a week now and its the fastest browser I ever used (especially after a few flag tweaks). MS did an awesome job with Edgium. With Edgium you get:
- Fluent / Metro UI
- the latest Canary Chromium security, speed, and advancements (more than Chrome can provide)
- choice to install it or use as portable browser
- support for any and all Chrome extensions via Chrome Extenstion Store or MS Edgium Extension Store

Synchornization with Google account is the only thing not working and I don't know if MS will allow for Google account synchronization or force Microsoft account synchronization, but you can copy and paste your Chrome profile directory into Edgium's User Data directory as manual synchronization. Unlike original Edge, Edgium is not an AppX. Its not dependent on MS Store, at least for now. Edgium preserved Netflix playback features of the original Edge. You can only get 1080p/FullHD and 4K Netflix playback on Windows OS with MS Store Netflix App (1080p + 4K), Edge (1080p + 4K), Edgium (1080p, unsure about 4K), and Internet Explorer (1080p). Vanilla Chrome and Chromium will only allow 720p Netflix playback on Windows OS.

I think that because Microsoft knows its OS better than anyone, it can push integration of open-source software with Windows more so than developers of that open-source software. I think it also allows MS to enable latest technologies and eliminate bugs quicker. I have not had a single crash or an issue with Edgium. Its is faster than Chrome, vanilla Edge, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc. I think the adoption rate will be rapid. There's little reason to stick to old Chrome now that Edgium exists.

You can get portable version here (build 132) - https://www.upload.ee/files/9839860/...0.paf.exe.html or standard install version here (build 135, I think) - https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/download

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-22-2019, 05:00 AM
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It's a shame that all browser makers are giving up and now there are only 2 options after M$ kills off their Edge and renames Chrome to Edgium.
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Doubt it will replace chrome all I see is it replacing edge of a cliff no loss.

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