Microsoft ends support for old non-Chromium Edge

The non-Chromium-based Edge of Microsoft has ended the support on March 9. Non-Chromium based Edge is the older version, and the new is Chromium-based. Though the new Chromium edge still has support from Microsoft, the original was created as a replacement for Internet Explorer 11.

Microsoft has given name to this – Legacy Edge, and the company reported back in August that it would not continue the product to use. So, the day has finally come, and Legacy Edge presently don’t get security updates, and any user who is still using the browser should begin the switching process to something different.

Initially, Legacy Edge was codenamed SPARTAN, and Windows 10 involved it as the default web browser of the operating system before it was officially called Edge.  

In addition to the announcement, Microsoft says that by the April Windows 10 update, Legacy Edge will be automatically be eliminated with the new Edge that’ll install in its stead.

Microsoft’s Chromium-based browser has taken up Edge mantle, and it was in beta all through 2019 and officially released in January 2020. It means the Edge (the older one is) survived a little more than a year close by its replacement.

For users who are only tech supporting persons for your family, it’s worth making clear with your family members to ensure Microsoft successfully harassed them into changing to the new Edge. In case, somehow, their computers or your computer isn’t installed, you can go to Microsoft’s original website and download it directly from there.

The Legacy Edge death is bittersweet in some ways. The new Edge is immensely superior by most metrics, however it places the final nail in the custom coffin web-rendering engines of Microsoft, the history of which stretches back to Internet Explorer’s previous versions.   

It likely will not be missed, given its performance, though it’s still the finish of a time. Officially, the old Edge has gone, and the new one has completely replaced it.