At the beginning of the month, Microsoft finally showed up after an announcement made late last year on their browser. Edge running on macOS with Google's Chromium rendering engine. Shortly thereafter, some of the company's own links were leaked with beta versions of the browser, but the testing period had not yet officially started. Now yes.
Starting today, macOS users will be able to download a previous version of Microsoft Edge for the system as well as the new browser version for Windows 10, also based on engine from Google Chrome.
For now, the software is still in phase Canary (alpha), which means an early stage of testing; It is therefore not recommended that you download the browser with the intention of making it your primary browser for the time being. Microsoft claims that the versions Dev (beta) from Edge will be available "soon", and it will be possible to rotate them side by side, even for comparisons.
Some good news is already present in this first official test release of Edge for macOS: we already have, for example, support Touch bar MacBooks Pro from which you can access bookmarks, navigate between tabs, or control the media being played. The interface (already ready for MacOS Mojave Dark Mode) has also been retouched, with smoothed fonts and rounder corners that are more comfortable with the rest of the Mac interface.
Microsoft also notes that with the new engine, developers can be reassured that websites will be rendered consistently on macOS and Windows, with similar experiences on both platforms. Always good, the same?
The previous version of Edge for macOS can be obtained from this page.
via The Verge