Thursday, December 6, 2018

Microsoft Copies Google Chrome?

Wow!

I saw this on Techmeme

https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/6/18128648/microsoft-edge-chrome-chromium-browser-changes

So, Microsoft is going to take their native browser, Edge (the blue "e"), and base it on Chromium?

Chromium comes from the world of "opensource"; the same place that Firefox, Linux, and other cool things come from.

Google liked Chromium so much they based the Google Chrome browser on it.

So, if Microsoft doesn't screw it up, Microsoft Edge will look just like Chrome and should run just as well... at least, that's the theory.

But, this is Microsoft we are talking about (the people who make Windows).

In the world of open source, everything glitters with genius and sharing and ingenuity...

But in the world of Microsoft, everything is sucky sucky, broken broken, and sue sue for copyright infringements.

I don't know if I'm happy, surprised, scared, or...

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