As has been widely reported, Microsoft has been busy working on rebuilding its Microsoft Edge web browser under Chromium, the backend that powers the likes of Google Chrome, and soon, Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge is expected to allow the browser to be used on third-party platforms outside of Windows 10, such as Apple’s macOS.
While the browser has not officially launched yet, and recently entered testing, the full download of Microsoft’s new Edge browser has leaked online. Posted on the PCBeta forum and spotted by Aggiornamenti, it is possible to download a ZIP file which includes a Setup.exe, which then installs Chromium-based Microsoft Edge in its entirety.
Microsoft Edge Chromium is here 😁 https://t.co/gfAuMDxHSw
— Aggiornamenti Lumia (@ALumia_Italia) March 24, 2019
Of course, as this is not an official release by Microsoft, do exercise caution if you plan on installing this package, as it has not been independently verified to be safe. If you are worried about security, you may want to wait until a public preview is available, which we don’t expect to be too far away.Further reading: Edge Insider, Microsoft, Microsoft Edge