Microsoft Edge Surpasses Firefox, Becomes Second Most Popular Browser

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Netmarketshare has recently revealed the share of desktop operating systems and web-browsers in March 2020. According to the new reports, Overall Windows shares about 88% of total desktop Operating Systems around the world which includes — Windows 10 with total share 51.57%, Windows 7 still with 30.38% and Windows 8.1 with 3.84% while macOS X 10.14 shares only 2.62%.

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According to the latest market share report, After Microsoft added news users to Edge on Windows & macOS, the browser has now become more popular than Mozilla’s Firefox. As the adoption of Chromium by Microsoft in Edge is paying off as it shows a significant increase in the number of users.

Google Chrome still remains at the top of the browser’s total market share with an overall share of 68.5%. However, Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge shares about 7.59% of market shares surpassing Mozilla Firefox with 7.19% market shares, as Firefox slipped to the Third Position. Good Thing is Internet Explorer rocks at 4th position with around 5.87% of total market share.

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The All-new Microsoft Edge not only retains all features that Chromium brings in, including Extension & Theme Support from Chrome Web Store but it also includes Microsoft’s exclusive features we used to get in legacy Edges such as Collections, PDF Reader, Tab Previews, Smooth Scrolling and much more.

One of the major reason behind the growth in users of Microsoft Edge is that it exactly looks like Google Chrome, clean and quick. Microsoft Edge also offers responsive performance along with appearance customizations.

If you’re not using Microsoft Edge currently, you’ll need to download it manually for now, but it will become a pre-installed software on Windows 10 with the new updates coming soon later this year.

It is also reported that the Redmond Based Tech-Giant is working on some new features that will improve your online safety and productivity. Microsoft is also planning to roll out a new and improved password manager (not that Windows Crap obviously), Vertical UI for Tabs and a Smart Copy Feature to Edge later this year.

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