Microsoft for the first time released the first preview of its new Chromium Edge browser two months ago, but it was only available for Windows 10 at the time. However, Microsoft today finally released the first Chromium Edge builds for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 which are available for download at microsoftedgeinsider.com.
“You will find the experience and feature set on previous versions of Windows to be largely the same as on Windows 10, including forthcoming support for Internet Explorer mode for our enterprise customers,” explains a Microsoft Edge team blog post.
“Delivering the next version of Microsoft Edge to all supported versions of Windows is part of our goal to improve the web browsing experience for our customers on every device, and to empower developers to build great experiences with less fragmentation,” the company said today. “Microsoft Edge will have the same always up-to-date platform and the same developer tools on all supported versions of Windows and macOS. This will reduce developer pain on the web, while ensuring all Windows customers have the latest browsing options.”
Chromium Edge browser will be including an IE mode for businesses, and a new Collections feature that is primarily designed for web users to enable to more easily collect text, images, and information from the internet into a note. Microsoft’s Edge browser will be available to older versions of Windows and the Mac in the hopes of simplifying testing for developers who need to make sure their apps and sites are workable across all different operating systems and Windows variants.
Chromium Edge is apparently considered to be more stable on Windows 10 and macOS as compared Beta builds.