When it comes to Internet Browser, we are not lacking of options, but in case you do find yourself running out of options when on macOS, here’s one to look out for in 2019. It’s from Microsoft and it is called Edge. No. Edge is not a rebranded the defunct Internet Explorer. It is a whole new browser previously available on Windows 10, but that’s not it either.

We are talking about a new Edge here that Microsoft is building that is powered by Chromium – the same platform that powers Google’s Chrome browser. When the build is complete, Microsoft will also bring Edge to macOS. Though, it is not known when that will actually happen. For sure it will be 2019, just that at this point, timeline not given.

Additionally, Microsoft is separating Edge from Windows update to enable faster updates to those on Windows and by doing so, this will bring the new Edge to users of Windows 7 and 8. So, I guess it is good news? Maybe. As of October 2018, Chrome still reign supreme as the most used desktop browser with over 60 percent market share and the closest competition was Internet Explorer coming in at just under 10 percent, followed closely by Safari at under 9 percent.

IE possibly ‘won’ Safari by the virtue of the numbers. There is a significant number of Windows PCs around as compared to Mac. That’s just an insight. Personally, my top choices are Chrome and Firefox, and I believe I may not be swayed. I will probably just poke around for a while, but eventually I will still fall back on Chrome and Firefox.

Internet browser market share (desktop) Jan-Oct 2018
Credit: Statista.

Image and source: TechCrunch via 9to5Mac.

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