Chromium Microsoft Edge Replaces the Legacy Browser in Windows 10 Preview

Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 build 21313 earlier today, and one of the biggest changes is the demise of Microsoft Edge Legacy.

The browser, originally called Project Spartan and offered as the default browser in the early days of Windows 10 on the market, is being replaced by its Chromium-powered sibling.

The new Microsoft Edge version runs on the same engine as Google Chrome and is available on more platforms, including Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Linux, and macOS.

“With the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21313, Microsoft Edge Legacy will be replaced by the new Microsoft Edge. This will be the case for Windows 10 Insider Preview builds moving forward. With Microsoft Edge, it’s time to expect more. You get world-class performance, with more privacy, more productivity, and more value as you browse,” Microsoft announced today.

“And if you’d like to try out upcoming features in Microsoft Edge, join the Microsoft Edge Insider Program. Be one of… (read more)

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