Ignite 2019: Microsoft drops Edge Chromium browser Release Candidate build, launch set for January

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Over the past 36 hours, Microsoft has all but confirmed its intentions to make its new Chromium-based web browser an official product after nearly a year of beta testing by leaking the design of its new logo, releasing a new build with one of the most comprehensive list of fixes and features as well as posting a “brain teaser” on Reddit.

Well, at Microsoft Ignite 2019, the company took the wraps off its new browser and set its release candidate of Microsoft Edge free to the public for users on Windows and macOS, and introduced a new logo while they were at it.

Anyone interested in testing out the new Microsoft Edge or moving to a more stable release of the browser can download it right now, here.

Still hesitant about early access usage, Microsoft plans to have a generally available offering come January 15, 2020, with support for over 90 localized languages.

Microsoft has been testing its Chromium-based browser for a little over 11 months now and in most instances provides a very Google-Chrome-like experience that brings the full support of the Chrome Web App extension store to Windows 10 with only a portion of the memory hit.