A few days ago we saw how among the plans for the immediate future of Microsoft, the classic Edge that we all know seems to have no place. An analysis of the language pack for the 21H2 branch does not show any trace of Edge Legacy, and it is now confirmed that Microsoft will automatically clear Edge Legacy browser with Windows 10 update which will be released in April.
It was an open secret, so we doubt it comes as a surprise to many users. Edge Legacy, the classic version of Edge is coming to an end to make room for the new Chromium-based Edge. And if already, Edge would stop receiving support on March 9, now we know that from spring, it will be uninstalled.
Nothing of a peaceful coexistence between the two versions. Edge Legacy no longer has a place or that is at least what can be deduced from the roadmap that Microsoft has marked. And to end Edge Legacy, Microsoft will use the update to Windows 10 that will be released on April 13.
“… we announce that the new Microsoft Edge will be available as part of the monthly cumulative security update for Windows 10, also known as the Update Tuesday (or” B “) release, on April 13, 2021. When you apply this update to your devices, Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop app will be removed and the new Microsoft Edge will be installed. “
When this update is released and during the installation process, Microsoft will remove Edge Legacy from our computers and proceed to install the new Chromium-based Edge automatically. In the case of using the classic version based on Edge HTML, we will see how the icons change and we now have the new browser.
However, Microsoft recommends not waiting until the last moment and make the leap to the new version of Edge, much more versatile and with more options than its predecessor. There it is, serve as an example, the compatibility with Chrome extensions and themes.
And if you wonder about the durability of the old Internet Explorer 11, this one still has a rope for a while and will continue to receive security updates until August 2021.
The new Chromium-based Edge has caught on with users and more and more people decide to give a browser a tryNow, it seems that it will make it difficult for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
Via | Microsoft