Windows 10 set for radical change as Microsoft takes aim at Google

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Report: Windows Lite is Microsoft’s long-awaited answer to Chrome OS

While Edge has some interesting ideas, and it generally feels slicker and more responsive than Chrome, Microsoft has never been able to shake the browser's longstanding performance and instability issues.

According to one of the latest reports from Windows Central, Microsoft has finally given up on the Edge browser internally and is now looking to develop an alternative browser that will be acting as the default one on future versions of Windows 10.

Microsoft's future web browser is now codenamed Anaheim and we doubt it'll be keep the Edge moniker as it'll see major changes in pretty much every aspect. Further, it's also unlikely they'll ship a version of Edge that's simply powered by the Chromium engine, but instead will probably build a specific fork of the Chromium engine designed for the specific goals they want to meet with this new version of Edge. While that may be the case, we don't think that this new browser will "replace" Edge, we think it is Edge.

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Although this just a rumour, for now, evidence of Microsoft considering new web browser has already surfaced on the Internet. It's still unclear as to whether the new browser will be called Edge or get a whole new brand, and whether it'll get a different user interface. The main complaints from users stemmed from the underlying browser engine (EdgeHTML) being unable to keep up with the equivalent provided by Chromium.

While these images are understood to only be mock-ups at the current time, Microsoft's decision to modernise the look of Windows 10 in the long term is clear.

Earlier today, it was revealed that Microsoft is working on a new Chromium web browser to replace Edge and compete more directly with Chrome and Firefox. It certainly was universally more liked than Internet Explorer, with Microsoft Edge even making its way to Android and iOS. While the Chromium base will mean that it will work about as well as the very popular Chrome browser, that doesn't necessarily translate to more users. Are you ready to ditch Chrome for a similar browser made by Microsoft?

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