BetaNews: Microsoft releases first build of its Edge browser for Linux

BetaNews: Microsoft releases first build of its Edge browser for Linux . “We’ve known for a while that Microsoft has been working on a Linux version of its new Chromium Edge browser, and today the software giant announces the first build for users to try. Today’s release supports Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and openSUSE distributions and Microsoft says going forward it will be releasing new builds on a weekly basis.”

Bleeping Computer: Microsoft Edge is getting a new ‘Web Capture’ annotation feature

Bleeping Computer: Microsoft Edge is getting a new ‘Web Capture’ annotation feature. “In Microsoft Edge preview builds, Microsoft has introduced a new tool called ‘Web Capture’ that will allow you to capture screenshots of the webpages and create web notes. With Web Capture feature, you can take screenshots to copy or share. You can also take full-page screenshots by scrolling to the bottom of the webpage.”

BetaNews: Microsoft is finally ditching Internet Explorer and legacy Edge

BetaNews: Microsoft is finally ditching Internet Explorer and legacy Edge. “With Internet Explorer having shown its age for a very long time, and with Microsoft pushing out the new Chromium-based version of Edge, it is little wonder that the company is ready to kill off its older browsers. Microsoft has now set out its timetable for sunsetting legacy Edge in Windows 10 and the dropping of support for Internet Explorer. The changes start later this year, and in twelve months’ time the process of moving on will be complete — from Microsoft’s point of view, at least.”

CNET: How to improve your privacy in Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge and Brave

CNET: How to improve your privacy in Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge and Brave. “Privacy is now a priority among browser makers, but they may not go as far as you want in fighting pervasive ad industry trackers on the web. Here’s a look at how you can crank up your privacy settings to outsmart that online tracking.”

Neowin: Edge 84 begins rolling out with Collections, PDF improvements, and more

Neowin: Edge 84 begins rolling out with Collections, PDF improvements, and more. “Microsoft has begun rolling out version 84 of the Edge browser to users in the stable channel. The release comes just two days after Chrome released version 84 to the desktop. The Redmond giant aligned the release of its browser with that of Chrome since both are built on the same open-source platform.”

Microsoft follows Google: Edge updates paused due to COVID-19 (Laptop Magazine)

Laptop Magazine: Microsoft follows Google: Edge updates paused due to COVID-19. “The last thing Microsoft wants to do is follow in Google’s footsteps, but the Redmond-based firm has no choice. As Chrome pauses updates due to COVID-19, Edge implements the same upgrade-halting measures as its biggest browser competitor, BleeingComputer reported.”

PC World: Microsoft begins blocking ‘unwanted applications’ like adware and cryptominers, using Edge

PC World: Microsoft begins blocking ‘unwanted applications’ like adware and cryptominers, using Edge. “Beginning with the current version of Microsoft Edge, Microsoft will begin blocking adware, Bitcoin miners, and other unwanted apps that sometimes accompany apps that users download from the web.”

Mashable: Google Earth comes to Firefox and Edge but not Safari (yet)

Mashable: Google Earth comes to Firefox and Edge but not Safari (yet). “On Wednesday, Google announced that Earth now works in Firefox, Edge, and Opera browsers. The change comes after a six-month beta period, and has been made possible by moving Google Earth onto WebAssembly, a standard for executable programs on the web.”

Make Tech Easier: How to Use the Collections Feature in the New Edge Browser

Make Tech Easier: How to Use the Collections Feature in the New Edge Browser. “The new Microsoft Edge Chromium browser is similar to Google Chrome in many ways, but there is one feature that may give it a leg up on Chrome for some users. This feature is the ability to create collections. Collections are similar in some ways to a favorites folder, but it’s more than just a list of links. Instead, the collections display in a pane on your browser window. It displays images and text to help you remember what was on that site instead of having to guess and click until you find the page you wanted.”

How-To Geek: How to Install and Use Extensions in the New Microsoft Edge

How-To Geek: How to Install and Use Extensions in the New Microsoft Edge. “The new Microsoft Edge browser, based on the Chromium project used by Google Chrome, brings a better browsing experience to Windows 10 PCs. One unique feature is the ability to use extensions from both Microsoft and Chrome Web Store. Here’s how to install and use them. You’ll need to download the new Microsoft Edge browser and install it before you begin.”

Meet the new Microsoft Edge: Your move, Google (ZDNet)

ZDNet: Meet the new Microsoft Edge: Your move, Google. “In 1995, at the dawn of the Internet era, Marc Andreessen famously predicted that his rocket ship of a startup, Netscape Communications Corporation, would soon reduce Windows to ‘a poorly debugged set of device drivers.’ Netscape is, alas, long gone, and Andreessen’s bold assertion is just a footnote in the great book of Internet Quotes, but it eventually came true. Sort of.”

PC World: Microsoft will begin replacing Microsoft Edge with its Chromium-based browser next week

PC World: Microsoft will begin replacing Microsoft Edge with its Chromium-based browser next week. “Microsoft said in November that the new Chromium-based Edge would begin replacing the ‘traditional’ Edge, which uses Microsoft’s own EdgeHTML to render pages. Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president in charge of Microsoft’s Modern Life & Devices Group, told PCWorld that the process would begin on January 15.”

BetaNews: Release candidate of Chromium-based Microsoft Edge available to download now — full launch coming January 15

BetaNews: Release candidate of Chromium-based Microsoft Edge available to download now — full launch coming January 15. “Today, after various beta builds, the company is launching the release candidate of the new Microsoft Edge for both Windows and macOS. It has also revealed that the date for general availability is January 15.”