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Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is a web browser developed by Microsoft

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Microsoft Edge is a web browser developed by Microsoft. Edge includes integration with Cortana and has extensions hosted on the Microsoft Store. Unlike Internet Explorer, Edge does not support the legacy ActiveX and BHO technologies. Originally built with Microsoft’s own EdgeHTML and Chakra engines, in 2019 Edge was rebuilt as a Chromium-based browser, using the Blink and V8 engines. Though, for iOS, Microsoft Edge is based on WebKit. Microsoft released the first Chromium-based Edge version on January 15, 2020.

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System Requirements

1Computer/processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster (32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64))
2Operating system: Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit); Windows 10 Mobile
3Memory: Windows 10 (32-bit) - 1 GB; Windows 10 (64-bit) - 2 GB
4Hard drive space: Windows 10 (32-bit) - 16 GB; Windows 10 (64-bit) - 20 GB
5DVD drive: DVD-ROM drive (if installing from a DVD-ROM)
6Display: Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors
7Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 or later with Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.0 driver
8Peripherals: Internet connection and a compatible pointing device



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Initial Release

29 July 2015


Microsoft Edge being a proprietary software, its source code is not publicly hosted.


Proprietary, Freemium


Web Browser


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