When it comes to a web browser, one of the oldest in the market, has been the Internet Explorer. The humble browser has been the mainstay of Microsoft since the very beginning, but the moment competitors like Safari and Google Chrome came into the market, the humble Internet Explorer quickly conceded defeat. It came to a point where people who bought Microsoft PCs, used the Internet explorer for just one task – Downloading another browser.

Years passed, and soon, Microsoft introduced a new browser to replace Internet Explorer, and that browser was none other than Microsoft Edge. The Edge browser got a new logo, some visual changes, but remained the same Internet Explorer, at its heart.

Very soon, the trend returned, and after several months of complaints and dissatisfaction related to overall performance, the Microsoft Edge browser, just like its predecessors, became yet another medium to download a better web browser for the PC.

However, everything changed when news started circulating about Microsoft working on a new ‘Edge’ browser. Yes, we did see a fair share of jokes and jibes, but something about the tone of the announcement felt different.

 

Is Microsoft Edge the same as Internet Explorer ?

 

Recently, Microsoft ended the suspense and announced the new Microsft Edge browser. Nicknamed, the ‘Edge Chromium’, the new browser is a replacement to the existing Edge browser. yes, that’s correct, its a ‘Replacement’ and not just a regular update. The reason for this is that Microsoft has changed the core of the browser and rather than working on the existing platform, they have built the new Edge browser on the Chromium base. For those of you who don’t know, this is the same base that the Google Chrome browser is built on.

The new Microsoft Edge browser features an interface that is similar to the Chrome browser, which is not a complaint, but additionally, it also features a sleek visual overhaul that Microsoft is known for. Yes, it has its little niggles since it’s relatively new, but it’s not long before the new Edge browser goes head to head against Chrome itself.

 

Is Microsoft Edge the same as Internet Explorer ?

 

We have been testing out the Microsoft Edge browser on both, the Microsoft and macOS platforms, and we are sure, that within a short space of time, the new Microsoft Edge browser will be right up there with the best in the world.

The Microsoft Edge browser is available as a free download for both Microsoft (Default browser) and macOS devices, as well as iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

You can click here, to head to the product page and get it on your PC today.