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  • Microsoft Is Going Ahead And Rebuilding Edge Browser Atop Chromium

    Phoronix: Microsoft Is Going Ahead And Rebuilding Edge Browser Atop Chromium

    Microsoft today confirmed the recent rumors that they are rebuilding their Edge web-browser atop the Chromium browser engine...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Chromium-Edge

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    Mozilla: The last man standing

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    • #3
      Well we need a variety of browser engines and microsoft goes with google, like all others except of mozilla and some small browser teams. A good news would be microsoft drops DirectCompute in favor of OpenCL or microsoft drops DX12 in favor of Vulkan.

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      • #4
        They said they would support other platforms such as macOS. I wonder if there will be a Snap release for GNU/Linux such as they've done with some of their other apps like Skype and Spotify.

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        • #5
          This is a win-win for all involved, Microsoft gets a good web browser and to be able to more efficiently use its resources, and Chromium benefits from Microsofts contributions.

          I would not be surprised if not too long from now that Microsoft announces that Windows 10 is being moved to a Linux kernel and Wayland, probably via Windows system call emulation on top of the Linux kernel allowing much of the Windows userland stack to be easily ported over, a translation layer between DirectX API and low level Windows rendering APIs to a Vulkan backend allowing Windows GUI code to run as-is on Wayland, and a compatibility layer for using Windows drivers on the Linux kernel.

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          • #6
            If nothing else, this is a resounding affirmation of Mozilla's webextension strategy. Without it, Fx would have been certainly doomed to the dustbin of history. Does this mean that Fx will eventually adopt the chromium engine? Who knows - but I agree with SvenK we need a variety of browser engines. It isn't a good idea to have everything based upon chromium.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gbcox View Post
              It isn't a good idea to have everything based upon chromium.
              If Chromium was a legitimate open project or standard it would be fine. But it isn't - its holistically Google controlled, with contributors signing over copyright to Google via CLA and changes requiring a signoff by Google employees.

              We are absolutely living in a time where Google determines what the Internet is, not any standards organization or consortium of disparate interests. We already lived through Microsoft determining what the Internet was and it was a dark age. The only difference that for Microsoft the Internet was competition to their software products in the early 00s - so crippling it via IE was practical. For Google their products are all online, so it isn't their prerogative to cripple the Internet but cripple the non-Google Internet. Which, because its much less apparent its harm, can be much more heinous with greater long term ramifications from its damage.

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              • #8
                Sooooo... let me see if i got this strait:

                Edge will became Chromium based (and IE goes down the hole)

                Considering that Chromium is Blink based which is a fork of WebKit, which, in turn, is a fork of KHTML (not to mention that QtWebEngine is a Blink-fork)

                This sort of means that "sort of" KHTML(RIP) ≃ WebKit ≃ Blink ≃ QtWebEngine

                So... that would mean that Safari≃Chromium≃Edge (in the future)≃Brave≃Vivaldi≃Falkon≃ every other browser except Firefox (and a few Firefox-based projects)...

                That is great news!!! Less choice!!!

                At least we can get one thing strait: You can choose to either get spied upon by Google or not...

                (naturally, M$ is probably planing on doing to Blink what they've done to WebKit... but that's just the so called Poetic Justice working ahaha)

                the funny thing is that for those who use Chrome on Windows, they won't have to install it manually anymore. It'll b there by default, just with another name...
                Last edited by Mavman; 12-07-2018, 06:38 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by zanny View Post

                  If Chromium was a legitimate open project or standard it would be fine. But it isn't - its holistically Google controlled, with contributors signing over copyright to Google via CLA and changes requiring a signoff by Google employees..
                  Where do you get that idea? Chromium is BSD licensed. Which means you can pretty much do whatever you want with it.

                  Parts of Chromium are licensed under the LGPL, but everything from Google is BSD licensed.

                  All in all Microsoft developing on top of the open source (AND PERMISSIVELY LICENSED) Chromium is far better than them developing their own proprietary solution.

                  It's strange how a Linux forum can be so negative towards FOSS behemoths like Chromium, when Linux itself is a FOSS behemoth. The largest of them all.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by etam View Post
                    Mozilla: The last man standing
                    The SJWs at Mozilla would fire you for saying that.

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