Microsoft plans to revamp Edge using Chromium. But what exactly is it?

Chromium isn’t just another Google product — it can be anything you want it to be thanks to its open-source license.

Microsoft’s announcement that it will rebuild its Edge browser using Chromium was a bit of a shocker. It almost sounds like Microsoft has decided to let Google build the web browser of choice for Windows computers, and that’s a change that would affect a couple billion people, most of which wouldn’t even know, as long as they see the familiar icon in the Start menu. It would also be a change that gives Google a billion more users by default and heads down a path where there is only one company and one choice if you want to use the web. Nobody wants that. Thankfully, that’s not the case. And Chromium is very different than Chrome.

While Chromium is a project started by Google, it’s really not what you might think it is. And that’s because of its open-source nature, which allows it to be anything.

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