Mozilla: Why Microsoft Edge's switch to Google's Chromium is bad news

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    Microsoft's decision to abandon its own EdgeHTML rendering engine and adopt Google's Chromium is bad news for competition and consumer choice, says Firefox maker Mozilla.

    Over the next year, Edge will join the army of browsers based on the open-source Chromium project, including Google's Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi, Yandex, Brave and others.

    While Microsoft hasn't explained technical details yet, it would appear it will swap out EdgeHTML for Chromium's Blink engine, and possibly Chakra for V8.

    Microsoft moving to Chromium leaves just Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari as the remaining Chromium-free browsers to influence future web standards.
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