Mozilla Blog: Goodbye, EdgeHTML

Mozilla Blog: Goodbye, EdgeHTML. “By adopting Chromium, Microsoft hands over control of even more of online life to Google. This may sound melodramatic, but it’s not. The ‘browser engines’ — Chromium from Google and Gecko Quantum from Mozilla — are ‘inside baseball’ pieces of software that actually determine a great deal of what each of us can do online. They determine core capabilities such as which content we as consumers can see, how secure we are when we watch content, and how much control we have over what websites and services can do to us. Microsoft’s decision gives Google more ability to single-handedly decide what possibilities are available to each one of us.”

The Verge: Microsoft is building its own Chrome browser to replace Edge

The Verge: Microsoft is building its own Chrome browser to replace Edge. “Microsoft is building its own Chromium browser to replace the default on Windows 10. The software giant first introduced its Edge browser three years ago, with a redesign to replace Internet Explorer and modernize the default browsing experience to compete with Chrome and others. While the modern look and feel has paid off for Edge, the underlying browser engine (EdgeHTML) has struggled to keep up with Chromium. Microsoft is finally giving up and moving its default Windows 10 browser to Chromium.”

Browser Wars 2018: Microsoft Edge versus Google Chrome (Make Tech Easier)

Make Tech Easier: Browser Wars 2018: Microsoft Edge versus Google Chrome. “According to October 2018 figures, Google Chrome’s top position among browsers remains unchallenged. Another browser, Microsoft Edge, is winning rave reviews with its redesigned features and smoother navigation. But is Edge really the future of browsers as Microsoft would have us all believe? To find out, we pitted Edge against Chrome in a toe-to-toe contest to see which is the better browser.”

MakeUseOf: How to Add Notes to Bookmarks in Chrome and Firefox

MakeUseOf: How to Add Notes to Bookmarks in Chrome and Firefox . “If you don’t remember why you saved your bookmarks, they won’t do you any good. Adding notes to your bookmarks can help you remember why you wanted them. You used to be able to add notes to bookmarks in Firefox, but that feature has been removed. And Chrome never had that ability. Let’s look at how to get around this limitation in Chrome and Firefox and add notes to your bookmarks.”

Make Tech Easier: Top 5 Chromium-Based Web Browsers of 2018

Make Tech Easier: Top 5 Chromium-Based Web Browsers of 2018. “What if you’re a Chrome user and like its performance but can’t stand the way that Google incessantly impedes on your privacy? What if you’re ready to move on but not ready to suffer the culture shock of adopting the look and feel of an entirely new browser? Currently, there are over twenty Chromium-based browsers, and this number is steadily growing.”

MakeUseOf: 4 Anonymous Web Browsers That Are Completely Private

MakeUseOf: 4 Anonymous Web Browsers That Are Completely Private. “While it’s almost impossible to remove yourself from the global grid completely, there are some steps you can take to reduce your information footprint. The best place to start is with your browser. It’s your main portal to the web, so using a more secure option will make a big difference to your privacy. Here are four private browsers that are (almost) completely anonymous.”