Hands-on: First public previews of Chromium-based Edge are now out

Enlarge / There’s really no difference between how the Ars front page looks in Edge and Chrome.
Microsoft’s switch to using the Chromium engine to power its Edge browser was announced in December last year, and the first public preview build is out now. Canary builds, updated daily, and Dev builds, updated weekly, are available for Windows 10. Versions for other operating systems and a beta that’s updated every six weeks are promised to be coming soon.
Chromium is the open source browser project run by Google. It includes the Blink rendering engine (Google’s fork of Apple’s WebKit), V8 JavaScript engine, Google’s software-based sandboxing, and the browser user interface. Google builds on Chromium for its Chrome browser, and a number of third-party browsers, including Opera, Vivaldi, and Brave, also use Chromium.
As a result, every Chromium browser offers more or less the same performance and Web compatibility. Indeed, this is a big


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GitHub is now officially a part of Microsoft

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satyan@redmond:~/src$ git checkout -b microsoft-acquisitions
Switched to a new branch ‘microsoft-acquisitions’

satyan@redmond:~/src$ scp satyan@github.com:/github .

satyan@redmond:~/src$ git add github

satyan@redmond:~/src$ git commit -m “Microsoft announced in June that it
> was buying the Git repository and collaboration platform GitHub for
> $7.5 billion in stock. That acquisition has received all the necessary
> regulatory approvals and has now completed. Nat Friedman, formerly of
> Xamarin, will take the role as GitHub CEO on Monday.
>
> The news of the acquisition sent ripples through the open source world,
> as GitHub has become the home for a significant number of open source
> projects. We argued at the time that the sale was likely one of
> necessity and that of all the possible suitors, Microsoft was the best
> one due to common goals and shared interests. Friedman at the time
> sought to reassure concerned open source developers that the intent was
> to make GitHub even better at being GitHub


Original URL: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1400699

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Learn to Make Windows 10 Apps With This Free Course From Microsoft

With Windows 10, Microsoft introduced Universal Apps, that you can write once and run on everything from laptops to a Raspberry Pi. Now, the company has a free course to learn how to write them.

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