The future is Chromium based

The future is Chromium based

Ever have that feeling where you wake up from a nap, or from a good night’s sleep and feel like you entered another dimension? I think I can add this to my top 10 WTF did I wake up to moments.

For the past few years, Microsoft has meaningfully increased participation in the open source software (OSS) community, becoming one of the world’s largest supporters of OSS projects. Today we’re announcing that we intend to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility for our customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers.

Translation: Our browser has sucked since the day of its conception, fuck it let’s go open source!

As part of this, we intend to become a significant contributor to the Chromium project, in a way that can make not just Microsoft Edge — but other browsers as well — better on both PCs and other devices.

Extend, Embrace, Extinguish, EXTERMINATE!

Working with open source is not new for Microsoft Edge. Our mobile browser has been based on open source from its beginnings over a year ago.

Shorter Microsoft: We’ve been lazy longer than you think.

Ultimately, we want to make the web experience better for many different audiences. People using Microsoft Edge (and potentially other browsers) will experience improved compatibility with all web sites,

Shorter Microsoft: Our browser will offer you the greatest things that you’re already able to do on almost any browser that isn’t currently ours. INNOVATIVE!

Not that I care… I’m Waterfox master race.